WASHINGTON (June 27, 2019) — Over 200 state and local Realtor® associations from across the country have proclaimed their support for the National Association of Realtors®’ effort to protect access to association health plans. Earlier this year, a federal court held that provisions of the Department of Labor’s AHP rule were unlawful, a ruling which is currently being appealed by the Department of Justice. NAR recently filed an amicus brief in support of the DOJ’s appeal as it continues to work to increase and improve health care options for America’s independent contractors.
“We’re encouraged to see so many associations from across the country demonstrate their public support of association health plans,” said NAR President John Smaby, a second generation Realtor® and broker at Edina Realty in Edina, Minnesota. “The DOL’s rule opens the door for Realtors® to access affordable, high-quality health care options that can be so difficult for independent contractors to find. Moving forward, we’re hopeful that our work alongside these local partners will help secure the health care solutions that our members and their families deserve.”