Could association health plans be the health care reform brokers need?

The Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, currently in front of the Senate, would open up options
  • AHPs would open up association health insurance options to brokerages as well as agents. They would give associations the ability to negotiate group plans with insurance providers on behalf of small business members.
  • NAR has signed a letter in support of the current bill that would permit AHPs. Previous versions of this bill have not passed the Senate, but if this one does without major changes, President Trump's advisers will advise him to sign it.

Although the national health care reform outlined in the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was pulled from the House of Representatives last week, a less-spotlighted bill that also deals with health care passed — and will now wend through the Senate before (perhaps) landing on President Trump’s desk for a signature.