ASAE Preparing Comments on AHP Rules

ASAE is in the process of preparing comments on proposed rules released last week to expand association health plans (AHPs) as a means of providing access to affordable health coverage for small businesses and their employees. Comments on the Department of Labor’s proposed rules are due March 6, 2018. ASAE will share its draft comments… Read more »

DOL Issues Proposed Rule Expanding AHPs

The Trump administration today proposed new regulations to expand association health plans (AHPs) to create more access to affordable health coverage for small businesses and their employees. The proposed rules stem from an executive order President Trump issued in October directing federal agencies to loosen restrictions under the federal ERISA law to allow groups that… Read more »

Health Care Top of Mind for Voters This Week

A big takeaway from Tuesday’s elections was that health care – specifically, Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid – is of great importance to many voters. In Virginia, where the GOP-controlled House of Delegates had blocked Medicaid expansion for years, voters elected a whole slate of Democratic candidates who have pressed for Medicaid expansion that would cover… Read more »

Trump Signs Order to Expand AHPs

President Trump signed an executive order this morning instructing federal agencies to rewrite federal rules for association health plans (AHPs), which allow small businesses of a similar type to band together through an association to purchase coverage. Under the executive order, membership groups could sponsor insurance plans across state lines and would be able to… Read more »

Trump Preparing Executive Order on Health Care

With health care legislation stalled, President Trump on Wednesday told reporters at the White House that he plans to issue an executive order to allow health insurance to be purchased across state lines. Selling insurance across state lines is an idea many Republicans have long supported, and could encourage the formation of interstate association health… Read more »