Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (mewa)

Definition of "Multiple employer welfare arrangement (mewa)"

Arrangement by which two or more employers form a coalition to offer a health plan to their employees. The purpose of the coalition is not to purchase health insurance. The MEWAs can be self-insured or fully insured and are subject to the regulations of each state. The objective of the MEWA is to provide a mechanism through which the small employers can have access to affordable health care for their employees through their combined purchasing power.

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