Significant Event Notices

The table below summarises each Significant Event Notice (SEN) we've sent in recent years.
 

SEN title

Notice date

Nature of event or change

Impact of change

Reduced Income Protection (IP) premiums and revised investment options

25 June 2018

  • We’ve decreased our IP insurance premiums.
  • We’ve changed the mix of assets in our investment options.
  • We have made corrections to communications we sent in 2017.
  • We’ve reduced our IP insurance premiums by between 5.9% and 6.4% for all members.
  • Each year our investment team review our investment options. As a result, the levels of risk and investment percentage ranges for our investment options have changed.
  • In 2017 we sent a notice to all members detailing changes to our investment options and government changes to super that came into effect on 1 July 2017. This is a notification of two corrections to this communication.
Turn to MINE.16 May 2018Announcement of change in Fund name from Mine Wealth + Wellbeing to Mine Super.Our transformation from Mine Wealth + Wellbeing into Mine Super reflects a renewed dedication to our heritage. Our products and services remain the same and as always, our friendly staff are here to help.

 

 

Important information about our insurance and the fees on your account.

There were various versions of the SEN segmented based on the impact of the changes on the member’s personal situation.

28 August 2017

Single definition of total and permanent disability (TPD).

Fairer premiums for members with Basic Insurance Cover by introducing age based premiums.

We’ll pay a terminal illness (TI) insurance benefit for people whose doctor has certified that they’re likely to pass away within 24 months.

Automatic Basic Total and Permanent Disablement Insurance Cover is reducing for people over 55.

More equitable premiums for members with IP insurance by increasing the premiums for people who’ve changed their waiting and / or benefit periods.

Updating fees disclosure in line with the government’s new rules.

Single definition of TPD – members with current insurance on their account which started before 1 July 2014 will now have TPD claims assessed on their ability to work in any job which they’re reasonably qualified by their experience, education and training.

TI benefit – certification period will increase to 24 months for all members.

Automatic Basic TPD Insurance Cover – reducing for all members over 55.

Premium changes – some members will have lower premiums, others higher premiums. The impact dependent on member’s personal situation.

Fees – There’s no impact on the net investment return. The change is a disclosure requirement as a result of changing legislation.

 

Important changes to your account

There were three versions of this SEN: for members with a super account, for members with a pension account and for members with a defined benefit account.

Some corrections to this SEN.

26 May 2017

  • We’re changing the mix of assets in our investment options.
  • We’ve appointed a new insurer.
  • We’ve changed our unit pricing process which means transactions are processed faster.
  • The government has made a number of far reaching changes to super.
  • The investment objectives, levels of risk and investment percentage ranges for our investment options are changing.
  • Members will now have the ability to process transactions faster and have them shown in their account balance sooner.
  • The government's super changes are far reaching so the impact on members will depend on individual circumstances.

Important changes to our Income Protection insurance - 18 March 2016

There were three versions of this SEN: members with IP insurance, members without IP insurance and a 'generic' version. The SEN linked to above is the 'generic' one. If you'd like to read one of the other versions give us a call on 13 MINE (13 64 63). 

 

12 February 2016

  • Our IP insurance premium rates will increase by 53%.
  • The Heavy Manual job classification factor will increase from 2.4 to 3.2.
  • If you’re being paid a benefit from IP insurance and receiving Workers Compensation payments, your IP benefit payment will stop when you’re fit to return to work. Currently, they can stop when your Workers Compensation payments stop for other reasons.
  • Government stamp duty we collect on IP premiums will reduce to 6.5% from 7.0%. Stamp duty is included in the cost of IP insurance.
Members with IP insurance will pay more for their insurance.