Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor.
Notice on the Availability of the Year 2010 Form M-1 with Electronic Filing Option.
This document announces the availability of the Year 2010 Form M-1, Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Certain Entities Claiming Exception. It is generally identical to the 2009 Form M-1, except that a few changes were made to update the Part 7 compliance questions to reflect the current provisions of Part 7 that were effective in 2010. The Form M-1 may again be filed electronically over the Internet.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For inquiries regarding the Form M-1 filing requirement, contact Amy J. Turner or Beth L. Baum, Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance, Start Printed Page 800at (202) 693-8335. For inquiries regarding how to obtain or file a Form M-1, see the Supplementary Information section below.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Form M-1 is required to be filed under section 101(g) and section 734 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), and 29 CFR 2520.101-2.
II. The Year 2010 Form M-1
This document announces the availability of the Year 2010 Form M-1, Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and Certain Entities Claiming Exception (ECEs). This year's Form M-1 is generally identical to the Year 2009 Form M-1, except that a few changes were made to update the Part 7 compliance questions to reflect the current provisions of Part 7 that were effective in 2010. The electronic filing option has been retained and filers are encouraged to use this method. The Year 2010 Form M-1 is due March 1, 2011, with an extension until May 2, 2011 available.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is committed to working together with administrators to help them comply with this filing requirement. Copies of the Form M-1 are available on the Internet at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/forms_requests.html. In addition, after printing, copies will be available by calling the EBSA toll-free publication hotline at 1-866-444-EBSA (3272). Questions on completing the form are being directed to the EBSA help desk at (202) 693-8360. For questions regarding the electronic filing capability, contact the EBSA computer help desk at (202) 693-8600.Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of January 2011.
Phyllis C. Borzi,
Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration.
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