Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Joe Wilson Applauds Department of Labor's Decision on Association Health Plans

Jun 19, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson Applauds Department of Labor's Decision on Association Health Plans 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement in support of the Department of Labor’s finalized rule that enables more employers to form Association Health Plans (AHPs).

“I applaud the decision by the Department of Labor, led by Secretary Alex Acosta, and President Donald Trump to give small businesses more affordable healthcare choices. I am grateful for today's decision that expands access to quality, low-cost coverage while maintaining key consumer protections.”

As a result of this rule change, employers will be able to form AHPs by city, county, state, or multi-state metropolitan areas. Employers may continue to form nationwide AHPs for specific industries. AHPs cannot deny coverage or charge higher premiums to people with a pre-existing health condition or cancel coverage because an employee becomes ill.