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Statement from Commissioner Richardson regarding Association Health Plans

Contact: Yeraldin Deavila, Public Information Officer
Phone: (775) 687-0772
E-mail: ydeavila@doi.nv.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– May 28, 2019

Statement from Commissioner Richardson regarding Association Health Plans

Carson City, NV – Insurance Commissioner Barbara Richardson issued the following statement regarding the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) decision to appeal but not to seek a stay of the order of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in New York v. U.S. Department of Labor, challenging the recent Association Health Plan (AHP) final rules issued in June 2018.

“The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in New York v. U.S. Department of Labor found the rules to be unlawful and ordered that certain provisions be vacated. The Department of Labor did not file a motion to stay; therefore, the Court’s Order is effective. The Nevada Division of Insurance will be approaching the Court Order using the U.S. Department of Labor’s stance while the decision runs through the court appeals process. For any currently approved Pathway II Association Health Plans, the Division would like to emphasize that under the DOL’s guidance, the plan cannot add new employer members. Anyone who has questions is encouraged to visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s website to view the News Releases and Q&As for technical questions at https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/ahp-q-and-a-court-ruling-part-2.pdf and https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/ebsa/ebsa20190429.”

About the Nevada Division of Insurance

The State of Nevada Division of Insurance, a Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $14 billion insurance industry. The Division of Insurance has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2018, the Division investigated more than 3,100 consumer complaints and recovered over $8.4 million on behalf of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV.

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