We apologise to our members for the extended hold/wait times and delays to withdrawals from defined benefit accounts. We expect to resolve most issues by the end of May 2022 and are confident the majority will be resolved much sooner. Please read our service update for more information.

Also note: The ESSSuper mobile app has been updated and is available to download. Visit our Members Online web page for more details.

Accumulation Plan

May 25 2022

If you’re a member of any ESSSuper’s defined benefit funds, you or your spouse can open an Accumulation Plan account today. The Accumulation Plan allows you to top up your super, consolidate other super funds or apply for extra insurance cover.

How the Accumulation Plan can work for you?

With flexible contributions, insurance, investment and beneficiary options, you can manage your super to meet your retirement goals with an Accumulation Plan. And if eligible, both you and your employer can contribute and, you can apply for Income Protection cover to age 65 or Death and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) cover to age 70. An Accumulation Plan is available to you while you're working or retired.

The Accumulation Plan provides lump sum benefits (with the exception of some insurance benefits). If you change careers you can choose for your new employer to make superannuation guarantee contributions into your Accumulation Plan. Spouse accounts are also available so you and your spouse can both have your super with ESSSuper.

If you're a member of one of ESSSuper's defined benefit funds, the Accumulation Plan lets you top up your super or apply for extra insurance cover.

Why choose an Accumulation Plan?

ESSSuper's Accumulation Plan has a range of features:

  • accepts contributions from you or any of your employers
  • allows you to keep your super with ESSSuper if you change jobs
  • enables you to consolidate other super funds1
  • provides optional insurance cover up to age 65 or 702 (subject to eligibility)
  • allows binding death benefit nominations
  • gives you the option to select from nine investment options
  • offers competitive fees
  • your spouse is also eligible to join ESSSuper.

1. You should check any insurance arrangements that may be forfeited, or any other effects this transfer may have on your benefits, before rolling your money into our fund.

2. Insurance cover is subject to eligibility criteria and other terms and conditions in the Policy. Members under age 65 may be eligible for Income Protection cover. Members under age 70 may be eligible for Death cover and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) cover. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement relevant to your particular fund, available on our PDS and handbooks page, for more information.


Considering an Accumulation Plan?

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This document is issued by Emergency Services Superannuation Board ABN 28 161 296 741 the Trustee of the Emergency Services Superannuation Scheme ABN 85 894 637 037 (ESSSuper). The information contained in this document is of a general nature only. It should not be considered as a substitute for reading ESSSuper’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) that contains detailed information about ESSSuper products, services and features. Before making a decision about an ESSSuper product, you should consider the appropriateness of the product to your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. It may also be beneficial to seek professional advice from a licensed financial planner or adviser. An ESSSuper PDS is available at www.esssuper.com.au or by calling 1300 650 161