Yours must work a different way... I only get the company match for every paycheck I contribute to my pre-tax (or, if a Roth, then the match would go to the IRA). If I max out early, I lose the match (the 4% above the auto 1%) for the rest of the year, so I make sure to never max early. If it's maxed, and the auto 1% keeps getting put in, I'd be afraid I'd have to withdraw the extra and have to deal with issues from that.
But, if yours works otherwise, congratulations.