DOL Proposes Rule to Expand Association Health Plans for Small Employers

SHRM Article ImageA proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) would allow small business to band together and purchase health insurance without some of the regulatory requirements that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) imposes on smaller employers. Advocates say that of the proposal will make it easier for small businesses to afford better coverage for their employees. Critics contend that it’s a way to get around the ACA requirement that plans cover essential health benefits.

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