In this month's Benefits Focus, we bring you news of the D.C. Circuit's ruling that parts of the Department of Labor's final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs) were invalid; the latest on an extension to non-ACA compliant health plans; a ranking of emerging health benefits requested by workers, and a new investigation over short-term health plans .

Also, Live Well, Work Well prepares you for Tax Day, looks at how air pollution both outdoor and indoor affects our health, and provides tips for those suffering from chronic stomach pain.

Remember, the Alper Employee Benefits Team is here to answer any questions you have regarding the information in this newsletter or benefits coverage in general.

Sincerely,
Will Pinn, Director of Employee Benefits
Federal Court Strikes Down Association Health Plan Rules
Last week a federal court struck down two provisions of the DOL's final rule on Association Health Plans.

Transition Policy Extended For Non-ACA Compliant Health Plans
The Department of Health and Human Services existing transition policy for non-ACA compliant plans has been extended for an additional year.

The Benefit Workers Want Most
A 2019 study on employee benefit trends found an "emerging" benefit to be both the highest ranked and timeless.

House Probes Anthem, United Over Short-Term Health Plans
U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce launched investigation into 12 health insurers over short-term health plans.

Photo Credit: Reuters/Gus Ruelas
Live Well, Work Well
This month's newsletter discusses the looming tax deadline, how air pollution affects our health and the three most likely causes of chronic stomach pain.

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Will Pinn
Director of Employee Benefits
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VP, Account Executive
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Account Manager
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Brian Donnelly
VP, Health & Benefits Practice Leader
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Brian Greenberg
Account Executive
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