What are Associated Health Plans?

  • On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor expanded access to affordable health coverage options for America's small businesses and their employees through Association Health Plans.

  • Association Health Plans work by allowing small businesses, including self-employed workers, to band together by geography or industry to obtain healthcare coverage as if they were a single large employer.

  • Association Health Plans will also be able to strengthen negotiating power with providers from larger risk pools and greater economies of scale.

(Sourced from Department of Labor)