The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has launched a consultation on proposed amendments to its scheme rules such as how employers and members can join and leave the scheme.
The changes are partly in response to proposed reforms contained in a Department for Work Pensions (DWP) consultation which runs until 27 November.
This looks at how the piece of legislation that set up the fund - known as the NEST Order, which can only be changed by parliament - can be reformed to improve the scheme for employers and members.
The £2.3bn master trust is proposing to amend the rules to reflect those changes, which includes allowing participating employers to contractually enroll their employees to NEST.
Also, allowing individuals to join in the event of a bulk transfer with consent and require that any amount must be applied to a member's account as a result of a bulk transfer.
It proposes giving the trustee the ability to end the participation of 'dormant' employers, which have not contributed to the scheme for a certain period of time.
It also wants to gives the NEST trustee a duty to carry out research and the discretion to close the pots of those members who have had zero pots for more than 12 months.
The master trust is also proposing to streamline the rules around death benefits, which it believes need updating due to the pension freedoms and are overly complex.
It wants to give members an opt-in, which would allow trustees discretion to decide how on death benefits are awarded where members are concerned about inheritance tax.
A spokesperson for the master trust said: "NEST is seeking the views of industry experts on these key issues. The key changes are the new joining event of contractual enrolment/joining by consent and the change to death benefits."
The legislation can only be amended by parliament while the rules contained in NEST's consultation can be amended by the scheme on its own.
NEST's consultation runs until 29 December.
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