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

In June, the Trump Administration announced the returnof association health plans (AHPs) with the ideathat small businesses and other groups will now beallowed to band together to buy health insurance. Such plans wouldbe a more-affordable plans as an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

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

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