Statement from Commissioner Richardson Regarding U.S. District Court Ruling on Association Health Plans

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Statement from Commissioner Richardson regarding U.S. District Court ruling on Association Health Plans

Carson City, NV – Insurance Commissioner Barbara Richardson issued the following statement regarding the recent findings 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.

“New York’s Attorney General challenged the final rules for AHPs that were issued by the Department of Labor in June 2018. The Court found the rules to be unlawful and ordered that certain provisions be vacated. While it is not immediately clear if these findings will be appealed or how the AHP rule will be enforced in the meantime, the Division will continue to monitor the matter and will act accordingly once this situation is fully developed. For additional information the U.S. Department of Labor has posted Q&As on their website at https://www.dol.gov/sites/default/files/ebsa/about-ebsa/our-activities/resource-center/faqs/ahp-q-and-a-court-ruling.pdf.”

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