NAM Welcomes Department Of Labor Rule On Association Health Plans (AHPs).
In a press release, The National Association of Manufacturers (6/19) released a statement from NAM Vice President of Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Robyn Boerstling on the announcement. Boerstling is quoted saying, “Lowering health care costs has long been a top priority for manufacturers. AHPs offer an important market-based pathway to expanded health care coverage and lower health care costs, and now is the time to make this option more widely available to smaller companies and their employees. We appreciate all of the efforts of the White House, the Labor Department and Congress in moving this forward. Manufacturers have a proud tradition of providing health care to employees – in fact, nearly 100 percent of our member companies do so. We will continue to be a partner along the way so that more manufacturing employees can thrive, be healthy and share in their sector’s success.”