AHP Proposed Rules Released

On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its proposed rule in response to President Trump’s executive order (EO) titled, “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across the United States,” which directs the federal government to expand access to Association Health Plans (AHPs). In the EO, the DOL was directed to reconsider its definition of “employer” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and identify ways to promote AHP formation on the basis of common geography or industry.

IEC will be submitting comments in support of this proposal by the due date, which is March 6, 2018.