Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

Administration Appeals AHP Case

Last month, a Federal court struck down parts of the Association Health Plan (AHP) rule finalized by the Department of Labor (DOL) last summer, including essential provisions allowing working owners (sole proprietors like real estate professionals) to be eligible for AHPs. The Department of Justice has officially filed an appeal to the decision, which could take up to an additional 12 to 24 months for consideration.

NAR supports the appeal and has been closely following the litigation (including weighing in with an amicus brief) to determine the potential impact on AHPs already in operation and what it means for REALTORS® access to AHP benefits. In short, depending on the state, action may need to be taken depending on the states’ incorporation of the DOL rule into existing or pending laws/regulations.

Find out more about the case and the potential impact on pending or existing AHPs.

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Read about AHPs in operation.