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” Commonality of Interest As proposed, the final AHP rule amends the definition of “employer” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to include an association of employers linked by industry or geography that is formed to sponsor a group health plan for its employer members. [read post]
” Commonality of Interest As proposed, the final AHP rule amends the definition of “employer” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to include an association of employers linked by industry or geography that is formed to sponsor a group health plan for its employer members. [read post]
Department of Labor (DOL) would give employers with a “commonality of interest” the chance to offer health coverage jointly through association health plans (AHPs). grinvalds / iStock / Getty Images Plus The proposal, published January 5 (83 Fed. [read post]
Department of Labor (DOL) would give employers with a “commonality of interest” the chance to offer health coverage jointly through association health plans (AHPs). grinvalds / iStock / Getty Images Plus The proposal, published January 5 (83 Fed. [read post]
1 Mar 2018, 2:14 am by Kevin Dunn, CEO of Decisely
By changing the definition of “common business interests” in the current Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and broadening its applications, the government is loosening restrictions on who can pursue collective benefits sourcing programs. [read post]
1 Mar 2018, 2:14 am by Kevin Dunn, CEO of Decisely
By changing the definition of “common business interests” in the current Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and broadening its applications, the government is loosening restrictions on who can pursue collective benefits sourcing programs. [read post]
27 Jun 2018, 7:47 am by Seth Hanft
  Commonality of interest test: Pre-rule guidance New rule A group or association only has commonality of interest among its employer-members if they are both (1) in the same line of business and (2) in the same geographic location Commonality of interest can be found if the employer-members are either (1) in the same trade, industry, or profession or (2) have their principal places of business within the same state or metropolitan area (even if that metropolitan area… [read post]
28 Jun 2018, 6:38 am by Seth Hanft
  Commonality of interest test: Pre-rule guidance New rule A group or association only has commonality of interest among its employer-members if they are both (1) in the same line of business and (2) in the same geographic location Commonality of interest can be found if the employer-members are either (1) in the same trade, industry, or profession or (2) have their principal places of business within the same state or metropolitan area (even if that metropolitan area… [read post]
25 Jun 2018, 6:41 am by Jeff Wurzburg (US)
  The commonality of interest standard is meant to differentiate bona fide groups from arrangements resembling private insurance. [read post]
8 Jan 2018, 12:12 pm by Jeff Wurzburg (US)
  This requirement is meant to ensure the organizations will act in the interest of participating employees. [read post]
26 Mar 2019, 6:43 am
.'While this is interesting, I'm trying to figure out the point:After all, for ACA-compliant small group plans, we have the wonderful Community Rating system whereby the overall health of the group (or its individual employees) is irrelevant.And self-funded and AHP/MEWA-type plans are fully underwritten, so carriers get fresh, up-to-date medical info on everyone.And since these plans tend to be "off the shelf" anyway, what possible "leverage" would a… [read post]
13 Feb 2019, 7:21 am
It's been a while since we discussed MEWAs (Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement), but this type of plan (along with AHPs and self-funding arrangements) have become hot (again).Why's that? [read post]
2 Apr 2020, 10:30 am
And I also like that they do use agents/brokers for marketing.I do have some concerns about the product labeling, but not a huge deal.Will be interesting to see if this catches on. [read post]
14 Jun 2018, 6:29 am
.■ HWR newcomer Vincent Grippi offers us this interesting podcast with HWR veteran David Williams, discussing (prescription) drug pricing issues and challenges here in the US.■ Fellow insurance blogger - and another longtime HWR favorite - Louise Norris explores the brave (not so) new world of Association Health Plans (AHPs), and what role (if any) they may play in reining in health insurance costs. [read post]
20 Jan 2010, 9:53 am by Green and Associates
They claimed they were improperly forced out of their medical group and that an assessment of nearly $58,000 per share was illegal because it was not levied at a properly noticed meeting and because it was not levied on all shareholders.The defendants include Fernando Ibarra, Alfonso Barragan, Manuel Figueroa, Maria Christina Hernandez and Omar Perez—all officers, directors and/or shareholders of AHP—as well as Alpha Medical Management, LLC, which manages AHP, and… [read post]
14 Jun 2018, 10:57 am
The student in question was a young woman who spent many years interested in marine biology. [read post]
8 Sep 2010, 3:30 pm by Mandelman
  Yeah, there’s a comp that sold for $40,000 last week, but we’re not interested in that one. [read post]
12 Oct 2017, 4:22 pm by Cynthia Marcotte Stamer
Expanding access to AHPs will also allow more small businesses to avoid many of the PPACA’s costly requirements. [read post]
14 Aug 2016, 4:09 am by SHG
Except Ken Walton is an interesting hero. [read post]