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 »

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 »

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 »

Are Co-ops the New AHPs?

Key Senators negotiating aspects of the Finance Committee health care reform bill spoke to the media yesterday and gave further details on the still-unfinished legislation.  Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) gave further details on the bill’s “co-op” proposal, and although the media coverage focused mainly on the debate among Democrats (subscription) on whether a co-op could… Read more »