The order also calls for federal agencies to ease individuals' constraints on access to short-term health insurance, and to ease any constraints on employers' use of health reimbursement arrangements. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) today posted draft regulations that could let a trade group offer a nationwide association health (AHP) plan for its member employers.

Under the draft regulations, a general business group in a multi-state metropolitan area could offer an AHP for all of its member employers, regardless of what industry the employers were in, as long as the employers were in the group’s metropolitan area.

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