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Why Association Health Plans Are Still A Great Idea

Law360 (June 6, 2019, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Association health plans are still a great idea, current controversies notwithstanding.

A recent federal court judge’s decision has undercut the U.S. Department of Labor's so-called “final rule”[1] as to the status of AHPs and their relationship to the Affordable Care Act. But AHPs are absolutely still a viable means of providing affordable group health coverage to employees of smaller companies who might not otherwise have access. Given U.S. District Court Judge John Bates’ March 2019 decision[2] in New York v. United States Department of Labor,[3] this position begs clarification, especially as the DOL filed a notice of appeal on April 26, 2019.

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