APRA progresses consultation on prudential standard governing insurance in superannuation

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has commenced a second round of consultation on revisions to Prudential Standard SPS 250 Insurance in Superannuation (SPS 250).

The proposed changes are aimed at improving superannuation member outcomes by helping trustees select the most appropriate insurance policies for their members, and monitor their ongoing relationships with insurers. The key changes to the standard address two recommendations from the financial services Royal Commission1, and reflect Government recommendations that trustees make it easier for members to opt-out of insurance, and ensure that premiums don’t inappropriately erode members’ retirement income.

APRA began consulting on proposed updates to SPS 250

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