Washington Revises Bona Fide Association Filing Standards

The Washington Insurance Commissioner (OIC) has proposed new rules to codify current procedures for filing large group health plans for bona fide associations. Under current requirements, the agency provides instructions for filing association health plans qualifying as a single large group plan under ERISA rather than rules governing these filings. The OIC requires that insurance…

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Judge Unimpressed with AHP Magic Trick

On Thursday, a federal court judge for the District of Columbia struck down the new Department of Labor’s (DOL) association health plan (AHP) rules declaring, “these provisions are unlawful and must be set aside…[and the] bona fide association and working owner provisions are therefore vacated.” As an attorney, I cringe thinking about fellow attorneys standing…

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