[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 13, 2000)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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Part IV





Department of Labor





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Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration



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Publication of Year 2000 Form M-1; Notice

Federal Register / Vol. 65, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 13, 2000 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration


Publication of Year 2000 Form M-1

AGENCY: Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, Department of 
Labor.

ACTION: Notice on the availability of the Year 2000 Form M-1.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of the Year 2000 Form 
M-1, Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements and 
Certain Entities Claiming Exception. A copy of this new form is 
attached.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Turner, Pension and Welfare 
Benefits Administration, Department of Labor, at (202) 219-7006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Form M-1 is required to be filed under section 101(g)(h) \1\ 
and section 734 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 
as amended (ERISA), and 29 CFR 2520.101-2.
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    \1\ Both the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 
104-188) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 
of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-191) created a new section 101(g) of ERISA. 
Accordingly, section 101(g) of ERISA that relates to reporting by 
certain arrangements is referred to in this document as section 
101(g)(h) of ERISA.
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II. The Year 2000 Form M-1

    This document announces the availability of the Year 2000 Form M-1, 
Annual Report for Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and 
Certain Entities Claiming Exception (ECEs). A copy of this new form is 
attached.
    This year's Form M-1 has been revised to incorporate clarifications 
already published by the Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare 
Benefits Administration (PWBA) in question-and-answer guidance with 
respect to the 1999 Form M-1. In addition, the filing deadlines for the 
Year 2000 Form M-1 are different from those for the Year 1999 Form M-1. 
Specifically, the Year 2000 Form M-1 is generally due March 1, 2001, 
with an extension until May 1, 2001 available. These Year 2000 
deadlines were also previously published; they are included in the 
Department of Labor's regulations implementing the Form M-1 filing 
requirement and they were set forth in last year's Form M-1.
    PWBA is committed to working together with administrators to help 
them comply with this filing requirement. Additional copies of the Form 
M-1 are available on the Internet at: http://www.dol.gov/dol/pwba. In 
addition, after printing, copies will be available by calling the PWBA 
toll-free publication hotline at 1-800-998-7542. Questions on 
completing the form are being directed to the PWBA help desk at (202) 
219-8770.

Statutory Authority

    Sec. 29 U.S.C. 1024, 1027, 1059, 1132(c)(5), 1135, 1171-1173, 
1181-1183, 1191-1194; Sec. 101, Pub. L. 104-191, 101 Stat. 1936 (29 
U.S.C. 1181); Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-87, 52 FR 13139, 
April 21, 1987.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 29th day of November, 2000.
Alan D. Lebowitz,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations, Pension and Welfare Benefits 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.
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