On June 19, 2018, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued final rules for association health plans (AHPs) intended to allow small businesses and self-employed individuals to join groups across state lines in order to participate in a group health plan. The rules go into effect on August 20, 2018. AHPs can serve employers in a city, county, state, or a multi-state metropolitan area, or a particular industry nationwide. Working owners without other employees (including sole-proprietors) and their families will be permitted to join AHPs. Previously their health insurance options were . . .
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