Keep up on the emerging association health insurance market with our digest of the latest news. We provide insightful commentary and a focus on the issues that matter most to you and your business.
The Truth About Association Health Plans
Given the highly politicized treatment of association health plans within the media, we set the record straight on some key issues attending this form of employer insurance.
Recent STLDI Ruling & the Association Health Plan Appeal
In both the short-term health insurance reg decision and the ongoing association health plan appeal, the satisfaction of the Chevron two-step framework for agency rulemaking is central. Read how the recent District Court decision validating new short-term insurance regs may affect the appeal regarding association health plan regulation.
New Study Shows Chamber-Sponsored AHPs Building Bridges & Challenging Critics
AHPs sponsored by chambers of commerce are the leading force behind the new regionally-defined association plans. Our new analysis illuminates what is endangered by a recent court ruling.
Response to Judge Bates’ AHP Regulatory Ruling
Judge Bates' ruling on the new DOL regulation is disappointing from a legal interpretation perspective and represents clear harm to small businesses across the nation. Thousands have already enrolled in association health plans – which help lower health care costs – since they first became available last fall.
Is DPC the Future of Healthcare?
With increasing news buzz around Direct Primary Care, what are the facts and can this approach help employers lower their healthcare expenditures?
First Broad-Based Study of New AHPs
AssociationHealthPlans has released the first broad-based study of new AHPs that have emerged under the updated Department of Labor regulation for association insurance.
Public Sentiment re: Small Biz Getting Large Biz Health Insurance
A nationwide survey of adults found overwhelming support for small businesses being able to band together in order to buy large company health insurance.
When Do The New Association Regulations Apply?
The new regulation for association health plans had a staggered implementation date based on the history of the association and the funding mechanism of the health plan. Learn more.
5 Misunderstood Health Care Changes in 2018
Healthcare changes are not always transparent or self-evident. Here's a look at five healthcare changes in 2018 that were sometimes misunderstood.
DOL response to District Court Decision on New AHP Reg
Read about the initial response from the Department of Labor regarding the District Court decision affecting new association health plans.