Issue Briefs | Jan 19, 2018

Association Health Plan Proposed Rule: Summary and Implications for States

Sabrina Corlette, The Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University

In response to President Trump’s October 12 executive order (EO), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published proposed rules to expand the availability of health coverage sold through associations to small businesses and self-employed individuals. The public has until March 6, 2018 to submit comments on these proposed rules. The full brief provides state health officials with a detailed review of the content of the proposed rule and examines the implications for states. The State Health Policy Highlight, Summary of the Association Health Plan Proposed Rule, is a quick study of the ways in which association health plans would be exempt from some Affordable Care Act requirements under the proposed rule.