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 Comments on DOL’s Proposal to Expand AHPs

ASAE submitted comments today on the Department of Labor’s proposed rules to expand association health plans (AHPs). 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 goal of expanding affordable coverage options for small… Read more »

Stopgap CR Delays Cadillac Tax

The stopgap spending deal reached by Congress on Monday ended the brief government shutdown, but also delayed three Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes. While funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was a key negotiating point in discussions to reopen the government, the continuing resolution (H.R. 195) passed by the House and Senate Jan…. Read more »

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 »