August 21, 2018
On Aug. 2, 2018, Insurance Commissioner Altman submitted a memo to the DOL in response to the final association health plan (AHP) regulations published by the DOL. In the memo, the Commissioner lays out the Insurance Department’s opposition to the regulations and intention to enforce the state’s existing restrictions as related to associations and AHPs. This position is in agreement with Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro, who has joined 11 other attorneys general in a lawsuit opposing the regulations.
Since the final regulations provide for state regulation of associations, it’s important to understand Pennsylvania’s current law. Pennsylvania:
The issue of AHPs is complex and constantly changing. We’ll continue to report any developments in Compliance Corner. If you have any questions as to how these rules may impact your health plan opportunities, please contact your advisor.
Commissioner Altman Memo to DOL » Insurance Department Press Release »