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What: In order to streamline the enrollment process, effective 9/18/2019, employers do not need to send completed plan enrollment forms to MERS. Simply enter the employee's information into the Employer Portal.In addition, employers are not required collect beneficiary information from participants in any of MERS’ programs, including the defined benefit plan. After their information is entered into the portal, MERS will reach out to new participants with a welcome email containing important plan highlights including instructions for providing beneficiary information through their myMERS account. We will continue to reach out to participants on a regular basis until they provide beneficiary data to MERS.

Action Required: None

Key Dates: 9/18/2019

Impacted Audiences: MERS Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution, DC Plus, Hybrid, Health Care Savings Program and 457 Program HR Contacts

For More Information: Contact the MERS Service Center at 800.767.6377.

Key Information:

View eBlast containing the process change details.

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