DoL Makes 2006 M-1 Form Available

December 6, 2006 ( - The US Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will make available Thursday the 2006 Form M-1 annual report for multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs).

According to a DoL news release, plan administrators can use EBSA’s online filing system to speed the processing of the M-1 form for MEWAs, which are arrangements that offer medical benefits to the employees of two or more employers or to their beneficiaries.

According to the news release, the annual filing date for the 2006 Form M-1 is March 1, 2007; however, administrators can request an automatic 60-day extension to May 1, 2007.  The 2006 form is virtually identical to the previous year.

The online filing system is available on EBSA’s Web site, where filers can complete the form, submit it and then print it for their records. The Web site includes a user manual, frequently asked questions and a link to submit questions electronically.

For access and help on the filing process and forms:

  • Go to   to use the online filing process.
  • Technical assistance for the online filing system is also available by calling (202) 693-8600. 
  • Paper copies of the form may be obtained at and clicking on Forms/Doc Requests.