NC REALTORS® President, Amy Hedgecock, comments on federal healthcare rules

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This week, NC REALTORS® President Amy Hedgecock submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s rulemaking activity regarding association healthcare plans. As you may be aware, federal regulators have proposed rules to allow self-employed individuals and small employers to purchase health insurance through professional or trade associations by expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHPs).

NC REALTORS® submitted their comments at the request of the National Association of REALTORS®.

NAR supports the proposed rule, which could provide more affordable health insurance options for many REALTORS®. However, there are some important clarifications needed in the rule to maximize participation by self-employed real estate professionals. The final rule could also be subject to legal challenges further delaying finalization.

Read Amy’s comments here.

Learn more about the federal activities regarding Association Health Plans here.

In addition to these federal rules, NC REALTORS® Government Affairs staff has been in continued communication with the North Carolina Department of Insurance regarding the needed changes to state law to allow for these policies in North Carolina. Please continue to follow NC REALTORS® communications for further information.

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