Benefits processing now allows you to enroll employees in two varieties of Standard plans; default and automatic.
Default plans are those the employee is enrolled in, typically before the Benefits office has received the employee's enrollment form. Default plans are particularly useful for giving short-term coverage to new hires.
Automatic plans refers to those plans you enroll an employee in, without requiring her to make any decision to enroll, or make any option choices. These plans are typically provided at no extra cost to the employee, although this is not mandatory.
See also; standard plans.