LGIAsuper

LGIAsuper - MySuper Lifecycle

Past 5-year return
6.51%
Admin fee

$78

Calc fees on 50k

$568

SuperRatings awards
MySuper Platinum7 Year Platinum Performance
Past 5-year return
6.51%
Admin fee

$78

Calc fees on 50k

$568

SuperRatings awards
MySuper Platinum7 Year Platinum Performance

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Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

  • Extensive member education program.
  • Personal service from friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Solid investment returns from a range of ready-made and single asset class options.
  • Unique understanding of Queensland local government and the needs of members while they work and the years beyond.
  • Free annual investment update seminar.

Summary

LGIAsuper is an industry fund established in 1965 to cater to the retirement needs of current and former Queensland local government employees and their spouses, with membership now open to the general public. The fund's MySuper Lifecycle investment option allocates members' investments according to their age into the existing Diversified Growth option (for Under 75) or the Balanced option (for 75 plus), automatically moving older members to a more defensive option. The MySuper Lifecycle Under 75 option underperformed the SuperRatings Index over the 7-year period to 30 June 2020, however, outperformed over other time periods assessed. Choice members can choose from 5 Ready-Made and 5 Single Asset options, as well as 2 Socially Responsible options. Fees are lower than the industry average across small and medium account balances assessed, with the administration fee capped at $1,575 pa. Members are able to switch investment options at no cost. A full suite of insurance cover is offered, with Death, Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Income Protection (IP) insurance cover automatically provided to eligible members upon joining the fund. Income Protection is available to a maximum of 75% of salary, with a two-year benefit payment period and a choice of six waiting periods. Members can apply to increase their Death and TPD cover following the occurrence of a prescribed Life Event without additional underwriting.LGIAsuper provides members with access to free seminars across Queensland, as well as a range of online fact sheets, calculators, educational videos, and comprehensive financial planning services. LGIAsuper's Member Online further allows members to perform transactions, as well as view and update account details.

Features and Fees

LGIAsuper Fees and Features

Features

Variety of options

Binding nominations

Account size discount

Online Access

Home loans

Financial planning service

Non-lapsing binding nominations

Employer size discount

Anti-detriment payments

Credit cards

Insurance Cover

Health insurance

Insurance life event increases

Total and permanent disability cover

Long term income protection

Fees

Admin fee

$78

Administration fee (%)

0.18%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

0.48%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.32%

Exit fee

$0

Pros and Cons

  • Extensive member education program.
  • Personal service from friendly and knowledgeable staff.
  • Solid investment returns from a range of ready-made and single asset class options.
  • Unique understanding of Queensland local government and the needs of members while they work and the years beyond.
  • Free annual investment update seminar.

LGIAsuper is an industry fund established in 1965 to cater to the retirement needs of current and former Queensland local government employees and their spouses, with membership now open to the general public. The fund's MySuper Lifecycle investment option allocates members' investments according to their age into the existing Diversified Growth option (for Under 75) or the Balanced option (for 75 plus), automatically moving older members to a more defensive option. The MySuper Lifecycle Under 75 option underperformed the SuperRatings Index over the 7-year period to 30 June 2020, however, outperformed over other time periods assessed. Choice members can choose from 5 Ready-Made and 5 Single Asset options, as well as 2 Socially Responsible options. Fees are lower than the industry average across small and medium account balances assessed, with the administration fee capped at $1,575 pa. Members are able to switch investment options at no cost. A full suite of insurance cover is offered, with Death, Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) and Income Protection (IP) insurance cover automatically provided to eligible members upon joining the fund. Income Protection is available to a maximum of 75% of salary, with a two-year benefit payment period and a choice of six waiting periods. Members can apply to increase their Death and TPD cover following the occurrence of a prescribed Life Event without additional underwriting.LGIAsuper provides members with access to free seminars across Queensland, as well as a range of online fact sheets, calculators, educational videos, and comprehensive financial planning services. LGIAsuper's Member Online further allows members to perform transactions, as well as view and update account details.

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LGIAsuper Fees and Features

Features

Variety of options

Binding nominations

Account size discount

Online Access

Home loans

Financial planning service

Non-lapsing binding nominations

Employer size discount

Anti-detriment payments

Credit cards

Insurance Cover

Health insurance

Insurance life event increases

Total and permanent disability cover

Long term income protection

Fees

Admin fee

$78

Administration fee (%)

0.18%

Switching fee

$0

Investment fee

0.48%

Indirect cost ratio (%)

0.32%

Exit fee

$0
Fund fees vs. Industry average
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Past 5-year return
6.60%
Admin fee

$78

Company
LGIAsuper
Calc fees on 50k

$568

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Platinum10 Year Platinum Performance
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More details
Past 5-year return
6.60%
Admin fee

$78

Company
LGIAsuper
Calc fees on 50k

$568

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MyChoice Platinum10 Year Platinum Performance
Go to site
More details
Past 5-year return
6.51%
Admin fee

$78

Company
LGIAsuper
Calc fees on 50k

$568

Features
Advisory services
Death insurance
Income protection
Online access
Term deposits
Variety of options
SuperRatings awards
MySuper Platinum7 Year Platinum Performance
Go to site
More details

FAQs

Am I entitled to superannuation if I'm a casual employee?

As a casual employee, you’re entitled to superannuation if:

  • You’re over 18 and earn more than $450 before tax in a calendar month
  • You’re under 18, you work more than 30 hours per week and you earn more than $450 before tax in a calendar month

Can my employer use money from my superannuation account?

No, your employer can’t touch the money that is paid into your superannuation account.

Is superannuation included in taxable income?

Superannuation is not included when calculating your income tax. So if you have a salary of $50,000, your assessable income would be $50,000, not $50,000 plus superannuation.

That said, superannuation itself is taxed. It is generally taxed at 15 per cent, although if you earn less than $37,000, you will be reimbursed up to $500 of the tax you paid.

What happens if my employer falls behind on my superannuation payments?

The Australian Taxation Office will investigate if your employer falls behind on your superannuation payments or doesn’t pay at all. You can report your employer with this online tool.

How can I withdraw my superannuation?

There are three different ways you can withdraw your superannuation:

  • Lump sum
  • Account-based pension
  • Part lump sum and part account-based pension

Two rules apply if you choose to receive an account-based pension (also known as an income stream):

  • You must receive payments at least once per year
  • You must withdraw a minimum amount per year
    • Age 55-64 = 4%
    • Age 65-74 = 5%
    • Age 75-79 = 6%
    • Age 80-84 = 7%
    • Age 85-89 = 9%
    • Age 90-94 = 11%
    • Age 95+ = 14%

If you want to work out how long your account-based pension might last, click here to access ASIC’s account-based pension calculator.

How is superannuation regulated?

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) regulates ordinary superannuation accounts. Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) are regulated by the Australian Taxation Office.

What compliance obligations does an SMSF have?

SMSFs must maintain comprehensive records and submit to annual audits.

What are the age pension's residence rules?

On the day you claim the age pension, you must be in Australia and you must have been an Australian resident for at least 10 years (with no break in your stay for at least five of those years). The following exceptions apply:

  • You’re exempt from the 10-year rule if you’re a refugee or former refugee
  • You’re exempt from the 10-year rule if you’re getting Partner Allowance, Widow Allowance or Widow B pension
  • You can claim the age pension with only two years of residency if you’re a woman whose partner died while you were both Australian residents
  • You might be able to claim the age pension if you’ve lived or worked in a country that has a social security agreement with Australia

Am I entitled to superannuation if I'm a contractor?

As a contractor, you’re entitled to superannuation if:

  • The contract is mainly for your labour
  • You’re over 18 and earn more than $450 before tax in a calendar month
  • You’re under 18, you work more than 30 hours per week and you earn more than $450 before tax in a calendar month

Please note that you’re entitled to superannuation even if you have an Australian business number (ABN).

Can I carry on a business in an SMSF?

SMSFs are allowed to carry on a business under two conditions.

First, this must be permitted under the trust deed.

Second, the sole purpose of the business must be to earn retirement benefits.

How is superannuation calculated?

Superannuation is calculated at the rate of 9.5 per cent of your gross salary and wages. So if you had a salary of $50,000, your superannuation would be 9.5 per cent of that, or $4,750. This would be paid on top of your salary.

The ‘superannuation guarantee’, as it is known, has been at 9.5 per cent since the 2014-15 financial year. It is scheduled to rise to 10.0 per cent in 2021-22, 10.5 per cent in 2022-23, 11.0 per cent in 2023-24, 11.5 per cent in 2024-25 and 12.0 per cent in 2025-26.

What are government co-contributions?

A government co-contribution is a bonus payment from the federal government into your superannuation account – but it comes with conditions. First, the government will only make a co-contribution if you make a personal contribution. Second, the government will only contribute a maximum of $500. Third, the government will only make co-contributions for people on low and medium incomes. The Australian Taxation Office will calculation whether you’re entitled to a government co-contribution when you lodge your tax return. The size of any co-contribution depends on the size of your personal contribution and income.

What superannuation details do I give to my employer?

When you start a job, your employer will give you what’s called a ‘superannuation standard choice form’. Here’s what you need to complete the form:

  • The name of your preferred superannuation fund
  • The fund’s address
  • The fund’s Australian business number (ABN)
  • The fund’s superannuation product identification number (SPIN)
  • The fund’s phone number
  • A letter from the fund trustee confirming that the fund is a complying fund; or written evidence from the fund stating it will accept contributions from your new employer; or details about how your employer can make contributions to the fund

You should also provide your tax file number – while it’s not a legal obligation, it will ensure your contributions will be taxed at the (lower) superannuation rate.

What are personal contributions?

A personal contribution is when you make an extra payment into your superannuation account. The difference between personal contributions and salary sacrifices is that the former comes out of your after-tax income, while the latter comes out of your pre-tax income.

What are the age pension's age rules?

Australians must be aged at least 65 years and 6 months to access the age pension. This eligibility age is scheduled to increase according to the following schedule:

Date Eligibility age
1 July 2019 66 years
1 July 2021 66 years and 6 months
1 July 2023 67 years

What is lost superannuation?

Lost superannuation refers to savings in an account that you’ve forgotten about. This can happen if you’ve opened several different accounts over the years while moving from job to job.

What happens if my employer goes out of business while still owing me superannuation?

If your employer collapses, a trustee or administrator or liquidator will be appointed to manage the company. That trustee/administrator/liquidator will be required to pay your superannuation out of company funds.

If the company doesn’t have enough funds, in some cases company directors will be required to pay your superannuation. If the directors still don’t pay, the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) might take legal action on your behalf. However, ASIC might decline to take legal action or might be unsuccessful.

So there might be some circumstances when you don’t receive all the superannuation you’re owed.

What are concessional contributions?

Concessional contributions are pre-tax payments into your superannuation account. The payments made by your employer are concessional payments. You can also make concessional contributions with a salary sacrifice.

How do I change my superannuation fund?

Changing superannuation funds is a common and straightforward process. You can do it through your MyGov account or by filling out a rollover form and sending it to your new fund. You’ll also have to provide proof of identity.

How do I combine several superannuation accounts into one account?

The process used to consolidate several superannuation accounts into one is the same process used to change superannuation funds. This can be done through your MyGov account or by filling out a rollover form and sending it to your chosen fund.