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Long-Awaited AHP Rule Redefines ERISA Employer, Sparks Debate

January 04, 2018
The Trump administration on Thursday (Jan. 4) released a highly anticipated proposed rule that, if finalized, would loosen the definition of an employer under ERISA in a push to encourage creation of association health plans (AHPs) that would now be able to cover employers from various industries, including sole proprietors and their dependents. Employer groups and GOP lawmakers applauded the administration’s effort to open up new health care insurance options, and also praised the rule for barring discrimination based on...


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