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Is an Association Health Plan Right for Your Company?

Association Health Plan

Last October, the Trump Administration set in motion the development of “association health plans” as an alternative for employers to provide health insurance to their workers.

Association health plans (AHPs) are health benefit policies made available to small employers through a group purchasing arrangement for the benefit of association members and their employees. Under the old rules, AHP availability was limited to tightly linked employers (such as parent-child companies). Under new regulations issued by the Department of Labor on June 19, “an AHP now could offer coverage to some or all employers in a state, city, county, or a multi-state metro area, or it could offer coverage to businesses in a trade or industry group nationwide.” Read more

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Effects of the Tax Law Vary Based on Major Life Events

Tax Law

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects everyone differently depending on their specific life circumstances.

Change is part of life. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has brought sweeping changes to the federal income tax rules for individuals. But how will you and your family be affected? That depends on your specific circumstances. Major life changes — from marriage and birth to divorce and death — can provide opportunities and pitfalls under the tax law. Here’s an overview of some TCJA provisions that may be relevant during different life events. Read more