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Overview and Impact of New Rules to Expand Association Health Plans Webcast

June 4, 2018


External Forces & Industry Knowledge


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Presented by

Health Section


1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

Registration is now closed. The SOA Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Please call +1-888-697-3900.

Who Should Participate

Actuaries who work in the Academic/Education, Consulting, Health care, Insurance or Regulator Industries whose primary area of practice is Health. Education & Research and Health Section members will also benefit.


A proposed rule was published on January 5, 2018 to make it easier to create Association Health Plans (AHPs), with the goal of providing less expensive, less comprehensive coverage options for small employers and individuals who enroll in them. The plans are likely attract a healthier, younger population leaving an older, sicker population in the ACA-compliant individual and small-group markets; this would result in higher premiums and fewer plan choices. State-level regulation could mitigate adverse selection effects, but the proposed rule raises questions about the full scope of state regulatory authority. This webinar will provide an overview of the federal and state regulatory framework for AHPs and attempts to quantify the effects of an expansion of the AHP market on enrollment and morbidity in the ACA-compliant individual markets.

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On June 1, 2018, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the live-streaming broadcast presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent.

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