The Changing State of Play for Association Health Plans (AHPs)

Sponsored by:  ASAE Business Solutions and The Coalition to Protect and Promote AHPs June 12th – 9 am to 2:30 pm  ASAE Conference Center – ground floor at 1575 I Street, NW  Washington, DC RSVP to cvest@asaecenter.org For supporters of “association health plans” (AHPs), it has been a year-and-a-half rollercoaster.  It all started with excitement… Read more »

DOL Files Appeal of AHP Ruling

The Trump administration on April 26 filed a notice of appeal of a recent court ruling invalidating the Department of Labor’s final rule on association health plans (AHPs). The Department of Justice has not asked for a stay of the U.S. District Court decision while the lawsuit is on appeal, meaning that the March 28… Read more »

Coalition Applauds Introduction of Pro-AHP Legislation

Legislation was introduced last week in both the House and Senate to ensure small businesses and self-employed individuals continue to have access to association health plans (AHPs) under the Department of Labor’s AHP rule issued last year. Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill to prevent thousands of people from losing… Read more »

AHPs Highlighted at Ways and Means Hearing

During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing this week, association health plans (AHPs) were referenced as an affordable and effective option for covering individuals with pre-existing health conditions. Ways and Means Democrats convened the hearing Jan. 29 to draw attention to efforts by the Trump administration and Republican lawmakers to chip away at the… Read more »

Coalition Files Brief in Support of DOL’s AHP Rule

ASAE and the Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans filed an amicus brief in federal court yesterday supporting the Department of Labor’s authority to issue its final AHP regulations last summer. The coalition’s amicus brief, filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, backs the administration’s motion to dismiss a… Read more »