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Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 17, 2017 1 Comment
Association Health Plans – What’s the Next Step?

NAHB has been a long-time proponent of association health plans, which would empower small businesses to pool together to purchase health insurance plans for their employees. Now that President Trump has signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans, what’s the next step to make this a reality for HBAs?

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A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on October 12, 2017 13 Comments
A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

President Trump today signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans and health reimbursement accounts to create more options for small businesses to provide health benefits to their employees.

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Small Businesses See Big Savings With HRAs

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments
Small Businesses See Big Savings With HRAs

“Affordable healthcare” is a bit of an oxymoron, and most small business owners will agree. As medical costs continually rise, employers who want to offer viable healthcare coverage options to their employees without breaking the bank need a sound strategy. NAHB played a critical role in bringing back one such cost-saving measure.

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House Passes GOP Health Care Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 4, 2017 3 Comments
House Passes GOP Health Care Bill

The House today approved legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also commonly known as Obamacare. The Republican measure to revamp the nation’s health care system received no Democratic support. NAHB commended the House for passing H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017.

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House Approves NAHB-Supported Association Health Plan Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 22, 2017 10 Comments
House Approves NAHB-Supported Association Health Plan Bill

The House today approved the Small Business Health Fairness Act, association health plan legislation that would put small businesses on an equal footing with large employers and unions when it comes to negotiating lower insurance costs.

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Congress Reinstates Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 7, 2016 8 Comments
Congress Reinstates Health Reimbursement Arrangements

In a major victory for home building firms and other small businesses across the land, the Senate today passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package which includes a provision to allow employers to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements to help their employees pay for health insurance.

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House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 30, 2016 1 Comment
House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

The House today passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a comprehensive health care package that includes NAHB-supported legislation that would allow home building firms and other small businesses to provide Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) to help their employees with rising health care costs.

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House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on June 21, 2016 2 Comments
House Votes to Reinstate Health Reimbursement Arrangements

The House today approved the Small Business Healthcare Relief Act (H.R. 5447), legislation championed by NAHB that would allow small business owners to help their employees pay for health insurance.

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House HRA Bill on Fast Track Thanks to Boustany

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on June 17, 2016 0 Comments
House HRA Bill on Fast Track Thanks to Boustany

After taking a leading role to unanimously shepherd NAHB-supported bipartisan health care legislation through the House Ways and Means Committee on June 15, Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) has worked with the House leadership to arrange for the bill to come to the House floor next week.

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House Vote on NAHB-Supported Health Care Bill Set for Week of June 20

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on June 15, 2016 3 Comments
House Vote on NAHB-Supported Health Care Bill Set for Week of June 20

The House is expected to vote during the week of June 20 on NAHB-supported bipartisan legislation sponsored by Reps. Charles Boustany (R-La.) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) that would allow small business owners to help their employees pay for health insurance.

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