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Insurance plan binder An association wishing to offer a health plan will have to have a full understanding of the state regulations that will apply to their plan and pay close attention to the politics in their state. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In June, the Trump Administration announced the return of association health plans (AHPs) with the idea that small businesses and other groups will now be allowed to band together to buy health insurance. Such plans would be a more-affordable plans as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

Associations that wish to offer an AHP under the new federal regulation might be dismayed to learn that further information will be necessary before a plan can begin enrolling participants.

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