Auto-enrolment

Auto-enrolment support for advisers

The government introduced auto-enrolment from 1 October 2012. It will improve the living standards of millions of people when they retire.

Make sure you’re always one step ahead

At a time when your employer clients are looking to you for help and advice, Aviva is right with you.

Your clients will need you to help them make sure their pension schemes meet the new legislation. Our Designer schemes are suitable for auto-enrolment and have a range of Lifestage options to meet different membership investment profiles. Read 'Our investment proposition for auto-enrolment pension schemes'.

With so many different types of employers needing your help with auto-enrolment, you need the confidence to offer them something that can really perform for them. Our site is packed with Q&As, factsheets, and more, including our contributions modeller plus a demo and video of AME, our online system for auto-enrolment. Click on the support tab to find out more.

We’ve also developed a site for employers which includes a planning tool which you can download and tailor to individual schemes to help you when you’re talking to your clients about auto-enrolment and how it affects them.

Build your business

This is also a great time for winning new clients. Companies that don’t currently offer a pension scheme will have to find one, set it up and promote it to their employees.

You can watch interviews of industry experts considering the impact of auto-enrolment.

There’s a golden opportunity there for you to offer your services.

Let us help you

We’re here to help you as auto-enrolment takes centre stage. In this site, you’ll find:

  • a planning tool to help take your clients through what they need to do, step by step, to get themselves ready for auto-enrolment and outline the use of ours and external parties' support services and material at the most timely points in the process.
  • a checklist of the auto-enrolment staging dates
  • full information on Auto-enrolment Manager for Employers (AME for short), an online service that helps employers meet their auto-enrolment responsibilities.
  • in-depth Q&As and factsheets
  • comment and articles from Aviva.

Bookmark this site to make sure you’re always a step ahead with auto-enrolment.

 

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Staging dates

Auto-enrolment will be phased in from 1 October 2012, with the larger employers going first. Each employer will have a staging date by which they must comply with the new regulations.

You need to make sure you and your clients have enough time to plan ahead, so check below to find the likely staging date for each of your clients.

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Your clients can usually bring their staging dates forward to fit better with their accounting and scheme renewal dates.

You can check the staging date document  for more information.

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Support

We’re a one-stop shop for Auto-enrolment

With so many different types of employers needing your help with auto-enrolment, you need the confidence to offer them something that can really perform for them.

We’ve got two online systems that will help you and your clients see how auto-enrolment will affect their business.

Auto-enrolment contributions modeller

Auto-enrolment Manager for Employers (AME) 

We’ve also launched Auto-enrolment Manager for Employers (AME for short), which is an online service that helps your employer clients meet their auto-enrolment responsibilities. Safe, simple and secure, AME helps them plan ahead, set themselves up for auto-enrolment and keeps them on top of their on-going responsibilities.

Simple steps to auto-enrolment with Aviva

At Aviva, we want to make the road to auto-enrolment as smooth and painless as possible.

That's why we’ve developed a site for employers which includes a planning tool which you can download and tailor to individual schemes to help you when you’re talking to your clients about auto-enrolment and how it affects them.

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Questions and answers

Your clients will have many questions about auto-enrolment, from general questions like “What is it?” to more specific questions like “What have we got to do?”.

To help you when you’re talking to your clients, we’ve created a website for employers. It gives them useful information about auto-enrolment, including online FAQs that will help them understand what’s happening. You can use it as a tool to help you explain things to your clients.

You’ll also be interested in our in-depth Q&A document, containing questions that employers and their advisers have already asked us. It gives more information about contributions, employers’ duties and much more.

We’ve also created an auto-enrolment definitions document to help employers understand some of the more technical terms related to auto-enrolment.

 

Ask Aviva

If you have a question about auto-enrolment we haven’t answered here, try looking in our Useful information section.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, email us at autoen@aviva.co.uk and one of our auto-enrolment experts will get back to you.

 

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Useful information

Auto-enrolment is changing the pensions industry, so there’s a lot of new information for you to learn and pass on to your clients. From practical help to thought leadership, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Downloads

This section is packed full of information for you to use with your clients.

Whatever you’re after, make this your first port of call.

We’ll add documents as time goes on, so make sure you keep checking back.

Useful documents

Factsheets

Aviva says...

Our pension experts have been looking at auto-enrolment and the impact it will have on employers, employees and the pensions industry.

This is where you can find what they have to say on key topics like the impact of auto-enrolment, and salary exchange.

See what the pension industry is saying

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Helpful links

We’ve got plenty of useful information on this site to help you understand auto-enrolment and your clients’ responsibilities. However, if you want to go outside Aviva for more information, here are some of the most useful sites:

See the helpful links

If you click through to any of these sites, please remember that Aviva isn’t responsible for the content of external sites.

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News and updates

As an adviser, you’ll want to be on top of all the latest developments with auto-enrolment. We’re here to make sure that you know what’s happening as it happens. We’ll be publishing news and updates to keep you up to speed with auto-enrolment and pensions reform in general.

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Auto-enrolment staging dates final position

Nov 12, 2012

As you know, the government has changed their staging date information a number of times. This is a summary of the final position:

Read More Auto-enrolment staging dates final position

Do you have a stakeholder pensions certificate? If so, you must read this.

Sep 18, 2012

Introducing AME - to help you with auto-enrolment

May 14, 2012

We’re committed to helping your clients with auto-enrolment. That’s why we’re introducing AME (pronounced 'Amy')

Read More Introducing AME - to help you with auto-enrolment

Got a question about auto-enrolment?

May 11, 2012

You’re not alone if you have.

Read More Got a question about auto-enrolment?

Adviser opportunities – finding the answers for your clients

Dec 07, 2011

As you know, there’s been much talk in the industry about how auto-enrolment will affect employers.

Read More Adviser opportunities – finding the answers for your clients

Auto-enrolment: what are we waiting for?

Sep 26, 2011

We're waiting on the final 10% of the auto-enrolment rules.

Read More Auto-enrolment: what are we waiting for?

Preparing for auto-enrolment

Sep 26, 2011

We’re helping you and your clients prepare for auto-enrolment.

Read More Preparing for auto-enrolment

Contact us

If you want to know more about how we can help you and your clients prepare for auto-enrolment, contact your usual Aviva contact. They’ll be happy to help.

Got a question?

Have you got a question about auto-enrolment that you haven’t been able to find an answer for? You can email our experts at autoen@aviva.co.uk

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