Automatic enrollment

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Automatic Enrollment

An employer-sponsored retirement plan in which the employer is able to enroll an employee without that employee's express authorization. The employer determines what percentage of the employee's salary or wages is contributed to the plan. The employee is able to change this percentage and can even refuse enrollment in the plan, but he/she must do so in writing.

Automatic enrollment.

Your employer has the right to sign you up for your company's 401(k) plan, in what's known as an automatic enrollment. If you don't want to participate, you must refuse, in writing, to be part of the plan.

In an automatic enrollment, the company determines the percentage of earnings you contribute and how your contribution is invested, choosing among a number of potential alternatives. You have the right to change either or both of those choices if you stay in the plan.