Help Centre for Employers

How can an employee opt out?

Following government legislation, every employee has a one calendar month period after being auto enrolled into a pension scheme, where they can choose to opt out. An employee can also opt out outside this period, but may not be eligible for a short service refund.

  • For details on how to opt out, click here.

 

Once you have completed the opt out process, you will receive a confirmation of your request.

Please note, that legislation changed on 1 October 2015 and employees wanting to request a short service refund may no longer be eligible. For more information click here.

 

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