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What is the opt-out period?

Article ID
11744
Article Name
What is the opt-out period?
Created Date
6th April 2017
Product
IRIS PAYE-Master, IRIS Payroll Business, IRIS Bureau Payroll, IRIS GP Payroll, IRIS Payroll Professional, Earnie, IRIS Earnie IQ
Problem

What is the opt-out period?

Resolution

The legislation states the Opt-out Period is one month, however, some pension schemes have a longer opt-out period.  You need to check this with your pension provider.

For Occupational Pension schemes, the opt-out period starts from the later of the date the jobholder:

  • Becomes an active member with effect from the automatic enrolment date (i.e. the date that the administrative steps for achieving active membership are completed), or
  • Is given written enrolment information

For Personal Pension schemes, the opt-out period starts from the later of when the jobholder is:

  • Given the terms and conditions of the agreement to become an active member or
  • Given written enrolment information

For further auto enrolment FAQs click here

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