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2022/2023 Federal Budget Highlights

The 2022/2023 Federal Budget was handed down by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg last night and focused on addressing the rising cost of living, shrinking the deficit and lowering the unemployment rate.

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Member Director Election Results

On behalf of the Trustee Board, a thanks to all those who participated in the Member Director election for the Western Australia Electorate.

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Member Director Election 2021

Nominations are now open for employee members of the Plan in the Western Australia electorate, to nominate candidates to fill one Member Director vacancy.

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2021/2022 Federal Budget Highlights

The 2021/2022 Federal Budget focused on improving the aged care system, creating jobs, lowering unemployment rates and implementing changes to support women’s personal and economic security..

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Enhanced Cash And Negative Returns

The Plan only offers one ‘cash’ style investment option, the Enhanced Cash Option.

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Considering Working Part-Time?

If you are considering working part-time there are a few things you need to consider.

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Alcoa introduced weekly crediting rates

Following on from our earlier notification in January, the Plan is excited to announce that we have now moved to weekly crediting rates for all members from 1 February 2021.

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New Chairman for the Alcoa Plan

The Alcoa of Australia Retirement Plan has announced the appointment of Mr Gabriel Szondy as Chairman of the Plan.

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Market Update - interim credit rates

Please note the Trustee has determined interim March 2020 crediting rates (applicable for the period from 1 March 2020 to date of payment for benefit payments) using market return data now available.

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Insurance changes aged 55 and above

From 1 October 2019, members aged 55 years and above have the option to opt-out of Death insurance cover, but still retain their Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance cover.

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Insurance changes for members aged 16-34

From 1 October 2019, the Plan is making changes to the way in which default death and total and permanent disablement (TPD) insurance benefits are calculated for members aged 16-34.

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Moving to Retained Benefit

Effective 19 August 2019, the process to transfer Accumulation Section members to the Retained Benefit Facility or pension account or out of the Plan is changing.

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