More engagement on new guidelines

THE Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) will carry out more engagement sessions to ensure members fully understand the new withdrawal guidelines.

This was the word from the FNPF chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi who had encouraged members to familiarise themselves with the changes to withdrawal guideline.

The changes to the withdrawal guidelines were implemented on February 1, 2018 to avoid misunderstanding on the requirements for each ground of withdrawal.

Mr Koroi, in the FNPF quarterly newsletter, has also advised members to contact the fund directly if they need more information on these guidelines.

“The fund publicised these changes and conducted the necessary awareness, however, we will carry out more engagement sessions to ensure members fully understand the new withdrawal guidelines.

“If members need to clarify these changes and the requirements, we urge our members to contact us directly via telephone or on email,” Mr Koroi stated.

He reminded members that the changes had been highlighted in various publications through the media and also during the annual member forums.

The changes to the withdrawal guideline come after numerous requests were received from members during the annual member forum. Changes were made to the Full withdrawal guidelines for retirement, medical incapacitation, survivorship, migration and further payments. Under the Early Withdrawal Guidelines, there have been changes to education (local and overseas), medical (local and overseas), funeral and housing.