Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement. A type of employee benefit plan that is established or maintained for the purpose of offering or providing certain types of benefits, including health benefits, to the employees of two or more employers. As provided under ERISA, states may regulate fully-insured MEWAs. They also may regulate self-insured MEWAs to the extent not inconsistent with federal law.
An arrangement between or among two or more unrelated employers, that is not maintained pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, to provide benefits to their employees. MEWA's are not considered legal in Wisconsin.
a type of employee life, health and disability insurance arrangement