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12 Attorneys General File Lawsuit Over Association Health Plans

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Health Payer Intelligence reports:

A dozen state attorneys general are suing the Department of Labor (DOL) over the expansion of association health plan (AHPs).

In the suit, which was filed in the DC District Court of Appeals, the officials argue that broad availability of AHPs violates the consumer protections included in the Affordable Care Act.

The DOL’s final rule allows contractors and individuals in similar industries to enroll in AHPs that operate outside of the ACA’s enforceable policies.

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Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

AP News reports:

“The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and self-employed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits.

Another caveat: if healthy people flock to the new plans as expected, premiums will rise for those who need comprehensive coverage.

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Trump administration releases association health plan rule

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Axios reports:

“The Department of Health and Human Services has posted its long-awaited proposed rule to make it easier to form “association health plans,” aimed at groups of workers who team up to get better deals on health insurance. Among other things, the rule would encourage these kinds of plans by removing the requirement that says associations have to have a purpose besides health insurance.

The bottom line: The rule says its goal is to help small businesses buy health coverage more easily, but the bigger question is whether they’d pull healthy people out of the Affordable Care Act exchanges.”

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