ASAE, AHP Coalition Support Bill to Strengthen AHPs

ASAE and the Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans voiced support for legislation introduced this week to expand healthcare options and lower costs for small businesses and their employees through AHPs. The “Association Health Plans Act of 2021” (H.R. 4547) was introduced yesterday by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI). Co-sponsors include Rep. Michael C…. Read more »

The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans Applauds the Introduction of Legislation to Protect and Promote All AHPs

WASHINGTON – On behalf of small businesses and self-employed individuals across the country, we applaud Representatives Walberg (R-MI), Foxx (R-NC), Burgess (R-TX), and Allen (R-GA), along with Senators Kennedy (R-LA), Rubio (R-FL), Sasse (R-NE), Braun (R-IN), Scott (R-FL), and Hyde-Smith (R-MS), for their ongoing commitment to enacting policies that would give employees of small employers… Read more »

Circuit Court Hears Appeal of AHP Ruling

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments today in the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling that invalidated the Department of Labor’s 2018 rule expanding access to association health plans (AHPs). The administration is appealing a District Court decision (rendered on March 28th) that sided with attorneys general from 11 states… Read more »

AHP Coalition Files Brief in Support of DOL Appeal

ASAE and The Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans (AHPs) filed an amicus brief June 7 with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the Department of Labor’s final AHP rule. The Trump administration is appealing a federal district court decision earlier this year that invalidates the Labor Department’s… Read more »

ASAE’s AHP Conference is Next Week

ASAE will host a free half-day program June 12 in Washington, DC, to help association professionals understand the evolving landscape for association health plans (AHPs). The program, sponsored by ASAE Business Solutions and The Coalition to Protect and Promote AHPs, will take place at the ASAE Conference Center June 12 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET…. Read more »