This proprietary communication has been prepared for educational and informational purposes only. The content does not provide and shall not be construed as providing legal, financial, or tax advice on any specific matters. Transmission of this information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship between TriNet and you. TriNet is not an insurance company, but rather is the single-employer sponsor of all of its benefit plans. Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell, buy, or procure insurance. TriNet reserves the right to amend the benefit plans or change the offerings and deadlines. Official plan documents always control. Voluntary benefit plans are offered by Aflac or MetLife and are not ERISA-covered group health insurance plans. Enrollment is completely voluntary. If you enroll in a plan you must deal directly with the insurance company to request assistance or submit a claim.
TriNet is the single employer sponsor of all its benefit plans. TriNet makes these plans available to qualifying worksite employees ("WSEs"), with whom TriNet has established an employment relationship, and who perform services for customers of TriNet in a Professional Employer Organization ("PEO") or service model. Under this model, TriNet incurs all expenses associated with its plan sponsorship and maintenance, and TriNet bills the customer for its services. The customer has no other financial obligation to TriNet, its other customers, or any of its insurance carriers for benefit plans sponsorship or provision. TriNet carriers have no recourse against TriNet customers. Other than compliance with TriNet contract terms, customers have no legal responsibilities to TriNet or the WSEs or any other TriNet customer for plan sponsorship or compliance. Federal and state laws may impose obligations on our customers independent of the role of TriNet as the plan sponsor. Because TriNet does not provide tax or legal advice, customers should address the resolutions of these obligations with their advisors.
Any references to "your benefit programs or plans" are not legal terms or terms of art, and should not be confused with legal plan sponsorship, participation, or fiduciary compliance. These terms and others, such as "your employees" or "your selections, plan, or investments," are used solely as lay terms of convenience so that you understand we are referring only to the decisions made and TriNet plans available in a specific worksite or to a specific group of WSEs.
Insurance coverage exclusions and limitations apply. In the event there is a conflict between any of the information contained in any benefits guidance materials provided by TriNet (including but not limited to information contained in any TriNet website, the TriNet Benefits Enrollment Confirmation, any written or electronic pamphlets, letters, emails, text messages, and statements made by TriNet employees) and the TriNet Plan document, the Plan document shall control. Also, if there is a conflict between an official certificate provided by TriNet insurance carrier(s) (the "Carrier Certificate") and either the TriNet Plan document, any TriNet Summary Plan Description, statements made by a TriNet employee, or any other benefits guidance materials provided by TriNet (including but not limited to those described above), the Carrier Certificate shall control.