This rule made it easier for small businesses to band together to provide their employees with comprehensive and affordable health insurance that protect pre-existing conditions along with other patient protections. The legislation would codify AHPs in law to provide certainty for small businesses and families benefiting from AHPs.
"Arizonans deserve access to more choices, greater flexibility, lower health care costs, and health insurance plans that work best for their families while protecting pre-existing conditions," said McSally. "This initiative is already delivering more options to small businesses in southern
Fifteen chambers of commerce in southern
"Introducing this legislation shows
Association Health Plans are intended to allow small businesses to group together and leverage power in numbers to obtain comprehensive and affordable health insurance as though they were a single large employer. The coverage offered to association members is subject to the consumer protection requirements that apply to the nearly 160 million Americans who receive coverage from large employers.
Roughly 30 Association Health Plans have formed under the rule so far. According to the