Beginning in 2015 the Plan is implementing an administrative compliance attestation program for all participating employers. The initiative is part of our strategy to reduce and manage risk in all aspects of operating the Plan, including governance oversight. Being a participating employer in the Plan carries with it various obligations. As the Plan administrator, the CAAT Board of Trustees has an obligation to monitor all participating employers to ensure their obligations are being met.
The compliance attestation program comprises our ongoing employer training program, designed to support employer administrators in meeting legislatively required compliance standards, and an annual written attestation of administrative compliance by each participating employer.
Starting with the 2015 calendar year, participating employers will, in early 2016, certify and attest that key obligations in respect of the Plan have been met (such as employee enrolment, contributions, data reporting, and distribution of annual statements and other information). In addition, employers must certify, to the best of their knowledge, that the appropriate employer staff attended or participated in the appropriate education sessions offered by the Plan in 2015.
This briefing provides more information about the program (PDF)
Download an information copy of the 2015 attestation form (PDF)
NEW: Download the Service Level Standards that take effect January 2015 (PDF)