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: