A proposed rule released in January by the Department of Labor (DOL) would allow small businesses and the self-employed would be able to join together in “association health plan.” Alex Acosta, a DOL official from the Trump administration, said they hope to move forward on this rule by the summer.

This rule was a result of a previous executive order from President Trump that paved the way for these plan types under the Affordable Care Act. The order allows the plan types to avoid some of the ACA’s current rules.

With that covered, the exact way everything will function depends on how the proposed rule and executive order evolve.

You can read more about how the rules pertaining to association health plans are evolving from the Hill’s “Trump official: Alternative to ObamaCare plans likely this summer.”

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