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New Rules For Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWA)

Although the DOL had extended the comment period for new regulations governing MEWAʼs it looks like most of the proposed rules will find itʼs way into the final regulations.

Regardless of the increased oversight more and more employers may look to these risk sharing arrangements as they battle ever increasing premiums from the traditional fully insured market.

Most of these individual MEWAʼs will operate in multiple states increasing the leverage of small employers and allowing for greater risk sharing between high cost and low cost provider markets.

Employers and their consultant/brokers should be careful as to what MEWAʼs they select, taking into consideration the financial resources behind the MEWA, the backgrounds of the individuals and institutions involved and the markets that the MEWA will operate in.


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William Faris, JD
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