Information for Care Plus Group employees
Auto enrolment was introduced by the Government in October 2012, this legislation means that eligible workers will be automatically enrolled into a qualifying workplace pension scheme and was introduced to help more people to have another income, on top of the State Pension, when they retire. For Care Plus Group the pension scheme is the Pensions Trust and more information can be found on http://www.thepensionstrust.org.uk
Care Plus Groups auto enrolment date is 1 October 2013.
For those individuals that are opted in there is the option to opt out once they have been enrolled and if the opt out is received within 30 days of the enrolment individuals will be treated as not having joined and any deductions will be refunded.
Letters will be sent to all staff in phases depending on their current status, staff who are currently in the NHS Pension Scheme and the Pensions Trust Pension Scheme will also be sent a letter outlining the auto enrolment process, the reasons for this and their current status. The letters to staff already in a pension scheme will be sent in the forthcoming week and letters to staff who will be auto enrolled will be sent September / October to allow their earnings eligibility to be assessed.
The Pensions Auto enrolment FAQ’s provides further details here
August 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm