What is an annual benefit statement?
It’s a summary of your pension savings with the NOW: Pensions Trust (‘the Scheme’). We send it to you every year. Your statement explains:
- how much money you already have in your workplace pension savings up to 31 March 2020
- the charges you pay us to look after your pension
- how much money you could have on the date you plan to retire, and
- what you could do to save more money for your retirement.
Your log-in details will be in the email we sent you about your statement.
This website explains more about how your annual benefit statement works. The links on these pages will take you to more information about your annual benefit statement and the Scheme.
Your pension savings and COVID-19
You may have noticed a fall in the overall value of your savings this year. This was due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which made markets more volatile – more prone to big shifts between short-term gains and losses.
This is normal and we expect markets to continue to be more volatile during the crisis. But even in turbulent periods, markets usually recover over time – and pensions are a long-term investment for most people. Don’t forget, if you’re within 10 years of your planned retirement age, we’ve already started to protect your pension by gradually moving it to lower-risk investments.
The Diversified Growth Fund’s value has recovered since the end of March. Your pension savings will be invested in this fund if you’re 10 years or more away from your planned retirement age.
You can check the latest fund values at nowpensions.com/about/our-investment-strategy/
We’re here to help. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com, or write to us at NOW: Pensions, St. James’s Tower, 7 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1 4DZ. To help us help you faster please quote your full name, address and National Insurance number in your email or letter.
You can also call our member support team on 0330 100 3334 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. When you call please give your full name, address and National Insurance number. We might record your call to help us improve our service to you.
We take protecting your personal details very seriously.