5.9.9 Employees who opt out can only choose to opt back in to the section of the scheme that they would have been in if they had not opted out. The member must complete the latest version of the Opt In form. The option will take place from the next available pay period.
5.9.10 Following the introduction of alpha from 1 April 2015, when a member chooses to opt back into the CSP arrangements they may not be able to rejoin their previous scheme. Instead they may only be able to join the alpha scheme. You must check the member against the eligibility criteria (see ‘Your responsibilities when staff join’ (section 4.1)).
The Scheme Administrator will be able to assist you in identifying which section of the CSP arrangements to enrol optants out into.
Please note: Under the automatic enrolment legislation, an employee is allowed to opt back into the CSP arrangements once in any 12 month period.