The Government’s Protecting Your Super legislation appears to have come at a significant cost to some superannuation funds, with AustralianSuper estimating it at over $3.6 million.
AustralianSuper controversially introduced a levy to cover those costs and, answering questions on notice from the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics, the fund said those extra costs had totalled $3,674,932 on a cost-recovery basis alone.
What is more, the largest portion of those additional costs came in the form of administration.
Breaking down the costs, it said the non-insurance cost had been $944.496, with the insurance costs being $1,043,210 and the administration fee being $1,687,326.
AustralianSuper chief executive, Ian Silk had in November told the committee that the levy was designed as a cost-recovery exercise and would not provide any additional revenue to the trustee.