Multiple and multi-employer health and other welfare plans are subject to special Form M-1 and other reporting and disclosure and other requirements under Federal law as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”).
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) updated its website with the following new guidance under the Affordable Care Act today:
Proposed Rule on Ex Parte Cease and Desist and Summary Seizure Orders: Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/proposedm1revisionsreg1.pdf
Proposed Rule on Filings Required of Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and Certain Other Entities, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/proposedm1revisionsreg2.pdf
Notice of Proposed Revision of Annual Information Return/Report, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/proposedm1revisionsreg3.pdf
Notice of Proposed Revision of the Form M-1, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/proposedm1revisionsreg4.pdf
Proposed Form M-1 Revisions, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/proposedm1revisions.html
Fact Sheet, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/fsproposedm1revisions.html
Related News Release, available at http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/newsroom/2011/11-1677-NAT.html
For More Information Or Assistance
If you need help reviewing or updating your health benefit program for compliance with ACA or other laws or with any other employment, employee benefit, compensation or internal controls matter, please contact the author of this article, attorney Cynthia Marcotte Stamer.
A 2011 inductee to the American College of Employee Benefits Council, immediate past-Chair and current Welfare Benefit Committee Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) RPPT Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Arrangements, an ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits Council Representative, the ABA TIPS Employee Benefit Plan Committee Vice Chair, former ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group Chair, past Southwest Benefits Association Board Member, Employee Benefit News Editorial Advisory Board Member, and a widely published speaker and author, Ms. Stamer has more than 24 years experience advising businesses, plans, fiduciaries, insurers. plan administrators and other services providers, and governments on health care, retirement, employment, insurance, and tax program design, administration, defense and policy. Nationally and internationally known for her creative and highly pragmatic knowledge and work on health benefit and insurance programs, Ms. Stamer’s experience includes extensive involvement in advising and representing these and other clients on ACA and other health care legislation, regulation, enforcement and administration.
Widely published on health benefit and other related matters, Ms. Stamer’s insights and articles have been published by the HealthLeaders, Modern Health Care, Managed Care Executive, the Bureau of National Affairs, Aspen Publishers, Business Insurance, Employee Benefit News, the Wall Street Journal, the American Bar Association, Aspen Publishers, World At Work, Spencer Publications, SHRM, the International Foundation, Solutions Law Press and many others.
For additional information about Ms. Stamer and her experience, see www.CynthiaStamer.com.