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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Administrative and Policy Change Log

Here you will see a list of Admin and Policy changes.


Posting Date: October 18, 2018

Action required: No

What: When reporting a new hire or rehire, employers must now provide specific data on the employee or the submitted file will be rejected.

Key Date(s): This requirement becomes effective on Friday, October 19, 2018

Impacted audiences: MERS reporting contacts with a participant directed account (MERS Defined Contribution Plan (including DC Plus), Hybrid, Health Care Savings Program or 457 Program)

Key information:

To improve plan administration and customer communication processes, MERS is now requiring that specific data be included when reporting a new hire or a rehired employee.

  • The following fields will now be required entries:

    • Social Security Number

    • Full name (first and last)

    • MERS plan number

    • Date of birth

    • Original date of hire

    • Participant status

    • Address

    • City

    • State

    • Zip

When all above fields are not submitted, the file will be rejected.

Resources available: Wage, Contribution, and Employer Portal Guide

Defined Contribution Wage & Contribution Resource Page

Hybrid Wage & Contribution Resource Page

457 Program Wage & Contribution Resource Page

Health Care Savings Program Wage & Contribution Resource Page

For more information, contact: MERS Service Center – 800.767.MERS (6377)

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