WBA supported the proposal’s goal to expand the availability of affordable health insurance plans to small businesses but believes additional oversight is warranted for AHPs that do not have a membership connection to an existing association. WBA expressed concern that new associations, absent the scepter of DOL’s watchful eye, will literally pop-up overnight for the sole purpose of making a profit by implementing thinly capitalized plans, while disregarding the goal of the proposal.

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