employers

Investment Strategy

Longer life means more, different work

Employers face new and mounting occupational health and safety risks as more Australians choose to work long into their 60s, according to Talent2 director Peter George. Speaking at the AIST Superannuation Administration Symposium in Melbourne on Thursday, George said an ageing workforce presented both opportunities and challenges for organisations that needed to be more flexible, […]
Policy and Regulation

Policing super payments

In the 22 years since its inception, Industry Funds Credit Control (IFCC) has secured more than $1 billion of unpaid superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions from employers. David Gibson, general manager of IFCC, says that between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2011, the IFCC secured about $400 million of missed SG payments; in the 2011-12 […]
Unintentional

Catholic by name, catholic by nature

In his seventh year as chair of Catholic Super in Victoria, Peter Bugden can comfortably say he’s witnessed notable growth in the fund. What first began in 1971 as a niche offering to Catholic school employees is now an Australia-wide public offer fund, with around $5 billion under management following a period of growth – […]
CMSF

Early intervention key
to easing claims

There’s an endless tide of flow-on effects from the stark growth in the volume of claims across the life insurance sector. While it’s encouraging that more Australians are becoming aware of the availability of their life insurance benefits, the rise in disability claims in particular places enormous financial and societal pressure on funds, insurers, reinsurers, […]
Investment Strategy

Giving Medicare the clearing house could be a hospital pass

The Federal Government’s choice of Medicare as its free super clearing house for small businesses has baffled private service providers, who say the hasty decision smacks of a Band-Aid applied hastily to cover election promises . However, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is cautiously optimistic that “SupiCare” (as industry wits have dubbed […]
Investment Strategy

Giving Medicare the clearing house could be a hospital pass

The Federal Government’s choice of Medicare as its free super clearing house for small businesses has baffled private service providers, who say the hasty decision smacks of a Band-Aid applied hastily to cover election promises . However, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is cautiously optimistic that “SupiCare” (as industry wits have dubbed […]
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