The Fiji National Provident Fund will be implementing new processes in response to the threat of Coronavirus or COVID-19.
While no cases have been confirmed in Fiji, FNPF will activate its response plans that will ensure that it continues to provide services to its members and stakeholders.
Chief Executive Officer Jaoji Koroi said that effective immediately, Renewal Certificates due for March and April, will not be required to be submitted for pension payments.
Koroi says, this means that Pensioners do not need to go to the FNPF to fill in their renewal certificates from the 16th of March until the 28th of April.
FNPF will pay pensions on the presumption of life.
The World Health Organization has identified older adults as one of the high risk groups and given that this includes pensioners, FNPF has decided to drop this process to minimize physical contact
The Fund will also be exploring means of digital validation in the future and Members are also encouraged to log in to the Fund’s digital platforms to enable them to access and monitor their accounts minimizing the need to visit FNPF offices