NAR submitted a letter of support for Small Business Health Plans to a roundtable hosted by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security. As self-employed, independent contractors and small business owners, REALTORS® are all too familiar with the frustrations and lack of affordable health insurance options found in the individual or small group markets. As a result, NAR has long advocated for reforms that would make offering health insurance easier and more affordable for members. The letter thanks the Senators for focusing attention on possible solutions, such as the Department of Labor’s notice of proposed rulemaking on Association Health Plans (AHPs) that addresses the health care needs of the self-employed and offers suggestions to maximize participation in AHPs.
For more information on NAR’s advocacy efforts, please visit NAR's Health Care Reform topic page.