Plan administrators may use EBSA’s online filing system at
expedite processing of the form, according to a DoL announcement. MEWAs
generally are arrangements that offer medical benefits to the employees of two
or more employers or to their beneficiaries.
The filing deadline for the 2009 Form M-1 is March 1,
2010; however, administrators can request an automatic 60-day extension to May
3, 2010, the announcement said.
The online filing system allows a filer the flexibility
to complete the form in multiple sessions, print a copy for his or her records,
and submit it at no cost. The Web site includes a user manual, frequently
asked questions, and a link to submit questions electronically.
Technical assistance for the online filing system is
available by calling 202-693-8600, and information about the Form M-1 and how
to fill it out is available on the Web site or by calling 202-693-8360.
Paper copies of the form are available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa (click on Forms and Filing) or by calling EBSA toll-free at