No Funding for AHPs in Spending Bills

Funding to implement the Labor Department’s new rule expanding access to association health plans (AHPs) is not included in appropriations bills approved recently by House and Senate committees. The Labor Department’s regulation was finalized in June, allowing more groups to form AHPs as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act health exchanges. Under the final… Read more »

Las Vegas Chamber to Start AHP

The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce announced recently it plans to be among the first business groups to take advantage of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule expanding association health plans (AHPs). The Las Vegas chamber hopes to start an AHP for Nevada small businesses and sole proprietors by Sept. 1, according to… Read more »

Trump Administration Finalizes AHP Rule

The Trump administration this week issued a final rule expanding association health plans (AHPs) as a means of helping small businesses and self-employed people get affordable health coverage. “The Trump administration hopes to level the playing field between large companies and small businesses by expanding access to association health plans,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta told… Read more »

HHS Boosts Short-Term Health Plans

The Trump administration announced this week it will rewrite rules to extend the time consumers can rely on short-term health plans to a year at a time. These short-term plans, which were intended to be a solution for people between jobs, do not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s benefits requirements and can… Read more »

ASAE Shares AHP Comments

As reported last week, ASAE is sharing its comments on the Department of Labor’s proposed rules to expand association health plans (AHPs) with interested associations. The proposed rule grew out of an executive order issued by President Trump last October, and would broaden the type of groups that could form association health plans with the… Read more »