DAAR partners with NAR in Supporting AHP Efforts
The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® supports the National Association of REALTORS® defense of the Department of Labor’s Association Health Plan rule. Earlier this year, a federal court ruled that provisions of the DOL’s rule were unlawful, a ruling that adversely impacts REALTORS® seeking more cost effective and comprehensive health insurance solutions through AHP options. NAR recently submitted an amicus brief in the ongoing federal litigation of the AHP rule. Amicus briefs are legal documents filed in appellate court cases by non-litigants that have a strong interest in the subject matter in question.
“Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act resulted in significant regulatory changes to the individual insurance market, some of which have benefited REALTORS®,” the brief reads. “However, ACA changes have also resulted in significant increases in health care costs, leaving many individuals to forgo coverage, which jeopardizes the health, safety and financial stability of their families and others.”
DAAR, along with a number of other state and local associations, are vocalizing their strong support of efforts to protect AHPs, which have been the subject of litigation since shortly after the rule was finalized in June of 2018. Five state and local associations are currently offering AHPs to members.
Courtesy: National Association of REALTORS®.