• In order to meet the requirement to ensure that member registrations travel with the correct divided CTR document it will generally be important to understand how the member registrations in the MRR correlate to the contributions in the CTR.

    Again for the purposes of this example it is assumed that the MRR correlates to the divided CTR as follows:

    • the MRR contains 70 member registrations that correlate to members whose contributions are included in CTR1 (with 10,000 members)
    • the MRR contains 30 member registrations that correlate to members whose contributions are included in CTR2 (with 5,000 members).

    This correlation is represented as follows:

     Dividing MRR and CRT2

    Packaging divided CTR and MRR XBRL business documents

    Having performed the division the employer then has a choice as to how they package and transmit those business documents to the fund (noting that this is the same choice they are presented in the ordinary course of events whenever sending multiple files).

    The approach for overall packaging stems in the first instance from the choice of how the CTR documents are packaged: the MRR would then be divided, if necessary, and sent in the same envelope as the CTR that includes contributions for the correlating members.

    The employer’s options are:

    1. package a single MRR and the two CTR business documents into a single ebMS3 envelope with multiple partsFootnote3
    2. package each CTR business document and its associated MRR into separate ebMS3 envelopes such that each ebMS3 envelope has only a single CTR
    3. package and send the registration message in a separate ebMS3 envelopeFootnote4 prior to sending the divided CTR XBRL business documents as multiple parts within a second ebMS3 envelope
    4. package and send the registration message in a separate ebMS3 envelopeFootnote5 prior to sending the divided CTR XBRL business documents as single parts within two separate ebMS3 envelopes.

    It is important to note that regardless of the option chosen, two payments are now required (one each for CTR 1 and CTR 2).

     

    Packaging options are represented below:

     Option1 

     Option2

     

    Option3

     

    Option4 

     

     

    Footnote 3
    A variant on this option would be to divide the MRR as well and include 4 XBRL business document parts – MRR1, MRR2, CTR1 and CTR2 in a single ebMS3 envelope.

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    Footnote 4
    In exercising this option any inherent association between new member registrations and contributions for those new members is lost (as the MRR and CTR do not travel together). In order that new registrations can be processed before the processing of contributions for those new members is attempted, the sender must ensure that the MRR is sent prior to any CTR dependent upon the new registrations in the MRR.

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    Footnote 5
    In exercising this option any inherent association between new member registrations and contributions for those new members is lost (as the MRR and CTR do not travel together). In order that new registrations can be processed before the processing of contributions for those new members is attempted, the sender must ensure that the MRR is sent prior to any CTR dependent upon the new registrations in the MRR.

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