On March 28th, 2019, a Federal District Court in the
District of Columbia struck down significant portions of the
Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Association Health Plan
(AHP) Final Rule. Specifically, the Court found the DOL
“failed to reasonably interpret” ERISA when issuing these

• expanding the definition of “employers” to include
disparate groups of employers with no other
commonality of interest other than geographic
location; and
• bringing working owners without employees within
ERISA’s framework.

This ruling effectively eliminates the expansion of AHPs to
certain employers and working owners who do not meet
the original parameters to be a part of an AHP. Click below to download the complete bulletin.

As always feel free to contact Total Benefit Solutions at (215)355-2121 if you have any further questions or concerns.