Attorney General James Leads Coalition Of 12 AGs Urging The U.S. Department Of Labor To Clarify Consumers' Right To Comprehensive Health Benefits

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 05/13/2019 - 14:02

NEW YORK – Today, New York Attorney General Letitia James, leading a coalition of 12 Attorneys General, criticized a recent policy from the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) concerning Association Health Plans (AHPs), which fails to enforce provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

The letter states that the Department of Labor’s policy is materially incomplete because it “does not inform consumers that key Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements—such as the Essential Health Benefits Package —now apply to individuals and small groups enrolled in [Association Health Plans, or AHPs] formed under the rule.” The letter urges the Department of Labor to “clearly state, up front, what the law plainly requires: that AHPs formed under the now-vacated final rule must meet the ACA’s key requirements, including the Essential Health Benefits Package.” 

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