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DOL Told Health Plan Rule May Hurt Insurance Markets

Law360 (March 9, 2018, 5:00 PM EST) -- Insurers, state attorneys general, care providers and others piled on the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposal to loosen requirements for setting up so-called association health plans ahead of a March 6 deadline for public comments, warning it could destabilize swaths of the insurance marketplace and invite fraud.

The DOL’s proposed rule, which drew 899 comments, would amend the agency's regulatory interpretation of “employer” in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to let individuals and small businesses in the same industry or geographic area join health care...
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