Member emails and magazines

A series of monthly emails providing you with an update on the changes happening to the way you save for retirement with Universities Superannuation Scheme.

March 2017 Email

In this issue:

  • New - Members' Annual Report;
  • New - USS vs LISA;
  • What's new online for members?;
  • March 2017 Budget.

Previous emails

February 2017 Email

In this issue:

  • Ethical investment options in the USS Investment Builder;
  • New - improved functionality in My USS;
  • Changes to the Money Purchase AVCs (MPAVC) arrangement with Prudential;
  • Salary threshold increase.

January 2017 Email

In this issue:

  • New - podcast with Alan Higham;
  • New - Member scenario newsletters;
  • Pensions tax – important deadlines;
  • Changes to Money Purchase AVCs (MPAVC) with Prudential.

November 2016 email

In this issue:

  • A summary of the 2016 USS changes and what they mean for you;
  • Join those who’ve already taken the match and start to save;
  • New - animated guide to the match.

October 2016 email

In this issue:

  • New - The USS Investment Builder has launched – sign-up for the match;
  • My USS – membership number reminder;
  • My USS – confirming your choices;
  • New – understanding USS’s approach to responsible investment.

September 2016 email

In this issue:

  • Take the match – the sooner you sign-up, the sooner you can start saving;
  • My USS – remember to register;
  • My USS – confirming your choices;
  • Money Purchase AVCs with Prudential – what’s next.

August 2016 email

In this issue:

  • Animated guide to the USS Investment Builder;
  • More handy hints when using My USS;
  • Helping you understand how retirement savings are taxed;
  • Spotlight on Roger Gray, Chief Investment Officer, USS;
  • Update on USS’s money purchase AVCs with Prudential.

July 2016 email

In this issue:

  • Registration tips for My USS;
  • Handy hints when using My USS;
  • Update on USS’s money purchase AVCs with Prudential;
  • Important dates.

June 2016 email

In this issue:

  • Helping you to get more information about the USS Investment Builder;
  • Find out how you can benefit from the scheme with our member scenarios;
  • Look out for your pack that includes your new USS member number;
  • Update on USS’s money purchase AVCs with Prudential.

May 2016 email

In this issue:

  • USS Investment Builder Overview;
  • Understanding the USS Investment Builder;
  • Understanding the match;
  • Investing your contributions and details of the investment options.

April 2016 email

In this issue:

  • Your new retirement income builder has arrived;
  • Important tax changes that could affect you;
  • Introducing your updated member website;
  • Important dates.

March 2016 email

In this issue:

  • Recent updates for members;
  • Spotlight on the final salary section;
  • Important dates.


In Touch magazine

The newsletter for retired and beneficiary members of USS.

Last updated: 31/03/2017