On March 6, the comment period ended for a proposed rule to revise the way association health plans (AHPs) are regulated by the Employee Benefits Security Administration of the Department of Labor. The proposed changes include allowing AHPs to offer plans across state lines, to loosen the criteria for what constitutes an association, and to… Continue Reading ›

In May 2018, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on federal subsidies for health insurance coverage for people under the age of 65. The report included predictions related to subsidies provided by the government that help offset the cost of health insurance coverage. Projected Health Insurance Coverage According to the numbers compiled by… Continue Reading ›

A White House proposal aimed to offer alternatives to Obamacare has prompted a group of insurance leaders to issue a warning about potential consequences. The proposed rule, which would allow individuals to obtain limited, short-term health insurance policies for up to 12 months, is the latest effort by the Trump administration to undermine the Affordable… Continue Reading ›

As the 2018 United States midterm elections approach, polling company Gallup released new results suggesting that healthcare tops the issues of concern to voters. Although the poll, released on March 26, was taken over seven months before the elections and much may change in the interim, it is part of a long-term trend. Per Gallup,… Continue Reading ›

With midterm elections looming and many experts predicting a Democratic sweep, Republicans may be considering another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This would be the fourth attempt by the GOP to repeal the national healthcare act, something many Republican candidates promised constituents during the 2016 campaign season. Although there is little indication… Continue Reading ›