Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR continues to advocate for changes to promote and protect association health plans (AHPs). In addition to joining an amicus brief in support of the Department of Labor regulation expanding access to AHPs, NAR has been assisting state and local associations exploring and finding success in implementing AHPs in their areas. Regulatory insight, insurance provider contacts, and compliance guidance are some of the tools available to associations looking to implement AHPs, in addition to recommendations for consulting with local health benefits attorneys.

While many states continue to see an uphill battle due to existing regulatory barriers or insurer apprehension, NAR will continue to protect the availability of AHPs and exploring other potential health insurance options that offer comprehensive and affordable solutions for members and their families.

For more information, please visit NAR's Health Care Reform topic page.