Association Health Plans Look To Offer ‘Important Niche’ For Some Employers
The plans, which have been touted by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress, are exempt from some of the federal health law's rules and may provide a less expensive option for coverage -- but also may lack certain consumer protections.
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Individual Or Small Employers Could Have New Health Insurance Options
A burst of so-called association health plans could hit the market as early as next year as a result of new rules issued by the Trump administration that begin to go into effect this month. Association health plans would give small businesses and people who are sole-proprietors or self-employed additional options for health insurance. (Boulton, 8/17)
Nevada Business Groups Launch Association Health Plan
Three chambers of commerce in Nevada will be among the first small business groups in the country to offer an association health plan, taking advantage of a new Trump administration rule to sidestep Affordable Care Act rules and offer cheaper plans. The Henderson, Boulder City and Latin Chambers of Commerce in Clark County, Nevada filed notice Friday that starting Sept. 1, they will launch several fully insured plans, including an HMO, a PPO and a point of service plan through UnitedHealth Group. The three chambers represent nearly 2,000 small businesses, typically with 10 or less employees. (Meyer, 8/17)