The 2010 Form M-1 annual report for multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWA) is now available. Plan administrators may use the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration’s (EBSA) online filing system to expedite processing of the form.
A MEWA is an arrangement that offers medical benefits to the employees of two or more employers or to their beneficiaries. The filing deadline for the 2010 Form M-1 is March 1, 2011. However, plan administrators can request an automatic 60-day extension until May 2, 2011. The 2010 form has a few changes to reflect new laws that became effective in 2010.
The online filing system is available on EBSA’s website.
A notice about the 2010 Form M-1 was published on January 6, 2011 in the Federal Register.