Realtors® Offer Support for Proposed Association Health Plan Rule

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
by Sara Wiskerchen

WASHINGTON (March 7, 2018) — A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor could make it easier for small businesses and self-employed individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans, or AHPs, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

In a comment letter submitted yesterday, NAR expressed mostly strong support for the proposed regulation, which modifies and broadens the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” opens the door to potentially allowing trade associations, including NAR, to offer health insurance coverage to members through the large group insurance market. The large group insurance market typically offers greater flexibility in insurance plan design and lower policy costs through improved negotiating power.