Your third-party administrator (TPA) might be asking for the work email addresses and you’re wondering why? Don’t worry that they’re selling products and services. The email addresses are preparation of your TPA getting into the 21st century with the new electronic disclosure of plan notices regulation.
Getting your participants to get email disclosures is going to eliminate the headache of mailing out and distributing paper notices. It’s a win-win because tons of trees will be saved and there are potential cost savings. Of course, participants can always opt-out and receive paper disclosures, but life under e-disclosure rules will never be the same.