EBSA Releases 2007 M-1 MEWA Form

December 11, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Federal regulators have announced the availability of the M-1 annual reporting form for multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWA).

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) said in a news release that plan administrators may use EBSA’s online filing system to expedite processing of the form.

The annual filing date for the 2007 Form M-1 is March 3, 2008, but EBSA said administrators can request an automatic 60-day delay to May 2, 2008.

The online filing system allows filers to complete the form and submit it at no cost.    It can be completed in multiple sessions and printed for the filer’s records.  

EBSA said its online system also includes a user manual, frequently asked questions, and a link to submit questions electronically.  

The online system is  here . The 2007 form is here .