FEDERAL COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA TO HEAR ARGUMENTS REGARDING THE VALIDITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION'S ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN RULES

 

     On January 24, 2019, the Federal Court for the District of Columbia will hear arguments in the case of State of New York et al. v. U.S. Dept. of Labor et al. regarding the validity of the Administration’s Association Health Plan (AHP) rules.  The rules were designed to expand access to affordable health coverage by allowing more employers to form AHPs through expanding the definition of “employer” eligible to sponsor plans under ERISA and through exempting AHPs from some of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirements.  The rules have been challenged by several states and the District of Columbia as contrary to the intent of the ACA and as likely to increase the costs of premiums of plans purchased on the Exchanges and to deprive individuals signing up for AHPs with coverage for necessary health services.

     For Whatley Kallas, LLP’s previous articles on the AHP rules and the litigation, click below.

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