$18 Billion in lost super - could some of it be yours?

$18 Billion in lost super - could some of it be yours?

During our working lives, many of us will have had several employers pay compulsory superannuation contributions on our behalf. When we leave these employers, our superannuation often remains in their plan or is transferred over into an eligible rollover fund...which is easy to lose track of.

According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), as of 30 June 2017 there were over 6.3 million lost superannuation accounts - totalling a staggering $18 billion! Given approximately 40% of Australians with superannuation have more than one super account, could some of this lost super be yours?
 

Making it easy to keep track of your superannuation

The Government make it very easy for you to keep track of your superannuation. Simply register for the ATO’s online services via myGov . Once registered, among other things you will be able to:

  • Find lost super - there are billions of lost super dollars, see if some of it’s yours
  • Find super held by the ATO - if the government, a Superannuation Fund or employer can't find a fund to transfer your super to, it may be transferred to the ATO
  • Check your current super accounts - where money has been paid in during the last two financial years
  • Consolidate multiple super accounts into one Superannuation Fund.

Helpful tips

  • Even if you’re not ready to consolidate your superannuation benefits into one account, don’t forget to provide your current address to the administrator of any lost fund so they can contact you.

Further information

If you’d like more information about locating lost super or the benefits of consolidating your superannuation into one fund, please contact your financial adviser or Insurer. 


Call us today on (02) 4334 3622

Source: https://www.zurich.com.au/news/super-insights/2018/lost-super.html 

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