“The Trump Administration took important steps today to help small business employees and their families, who were left out of Obamacare, gain access to higher quality, more affordable health coverage. The number of small businesses that offer health coverage has been declining for years and Obamacare did nothing to reverse this trend. The rule released today levels the playing field between small and large employers by providing new opportunities for small employers to band together to gain the same health insurance options as large employers. Association Health Plans will provide broader access to better health coverage for small business employees and their families. We are pleased to partner with the Department of Labor in this important work.”
Please see related Department of Labor (DOL) Press Release on AHPs: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20180619.