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What is MySuper?

Section: 3.1

MySuper products are default superannuation products that employers pay compulsory SG contributions into on the behalf of their employees.

Modern super funds offer members numerous choices of investment, insurance, advice and other services. The choices available are so extensive that there is almost nothing an investor could want that couldn't be found in a modern superannuation fund.

While most members understand the importance of a superannuation fund, most members want a simple no-nonsense super fund that wont force them to make decisions about investment and insurance options?

The government in 2013 introduced MySuper, a  system that allows superannuation funds to offer products that are much simpler than the main funds many members were used to dealing with. The essence of MySuper products is that they contain just one investment choice and a standard cover insurance arrangement rather than regular funds that offer dozens of investment and insurance choices.

MySyper products have other advantages too: as simpler products they should have lower fees. Also they provide simpler Product Disclosure Statements than those regular funds. MySuper products simplify superannuation funds but they do not dumb it down. They will still offer financial advice which will be paid for by the fees the members already pay.

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Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2020