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Employee Benefits Security Administration

Forms And Filing Instructions

ERISA Reporting Forms

Form 5500 Series

EFAST2 is an all-electronic system designed by the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation to simplify and expedite the submission, receipt, and processing of the Form 5500 and Form 5500-SF. These forms must be electronically filed each year by employee benefit plans to satisfy annual reporting requirements under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code. Under EFAST2, filers choose between using EFAST2-approved vendor software or this website (IFILE) to prepare and submit the Form 5500 or Form 5500-SF. Completed forms are submitted via the Internet to EFAST2 for processing.

Form M-1 Annual Report

The Form M-1 Online Filing System is an electronic filing system for the Form M-1 annual report for multiple employer welfare arrangements.  The system allows filers to complete the form and submit it at no cost.  This system is an example of an E-Government initiative which uses improved technology to make it easier for citizens and businesses to interact with the government.

Model Notices and Forms

Filing Searches

Form 5500/Form 5500-SF Filing Search

This search engine identifies Form 5500 and 5500-SF filings received by EFAST2. Filings for plan years prior to 2009 are not displayed through this website. This website provides the forms, schedules, and attachments submitted by the filer. Posting this information on the website does not constitute acceptance of the filing by the Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, or the Internal Revenue Service. You can view one plan filing at a time through this search engine based on the search criteria listed below. If you would like the raw data from all filings, including schedules, you can download Form 5500 datasets from EBSA's electronic FOIA webpage. If you are unable to find a filing that you believe has been submitted, please contact the EFAST2 Help Line at 866-463-3278. For help searching for filings through this website, see the EFAST2 Filing Search Guide.

Form M-1 Online Filing Search

The ERISA Public Disclosure System is an internet-based application designed to facilitate the search and retrieval of Form M-1 filings. The Form M-1 is filed annually by MEWAs (Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements) and ECEs (Entities Claiming Exception). Users can search by plan name, sponsor name, employer identification number (EIN), or the state of the MEWA headquarters or where coverage is offered by entering data in one or more fields. The search is most effective when data is entered into several fields. For more information and instructions on how to use the ERISA Public Disclosure System for the Form M-1 filings, at the bottom of the Form M-1 Search page, select EPDS User Manual. Copies of the Form M-1 filings are also available from EBSA’s Public Disclosure Room at 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room N-1515, Washington, DC 20210, or by calling (202) 693-8673.