In the recent Federal court ruling, a Federal judge rejected Trump's attempts to expand access to health insurance plans through associations. In Nevada associations like the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce include a large amount of self-employed business owners who would not otherwise qualify for a group health insurance plan to finally having the opportunity to purchase a large group health insurance plans for themselves or there employees.
Association health insurance plans in Nevada brings value and quality healthcare to self employed Nevadans. However the ruling cited issues that the ruling violated the authority under the ERISA act (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).
Under the Department of Labor's final rule employers can form associations for the sole purpose of creating health insurance plans.
Insurance Group of Nevada is currently working with our carrier partner Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in regards to additional updates on how the ruling will effect current health plan members. Currently existing health plan members are able to continue coverage, however new members may not be eligible for coverage under the association health plan.
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