Press Release – TAHP Applauds New TDI Rule That Will Expand Access to Association Health Plans

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By: TAHP | Friday, December 4, 2020

By: Jamie Dudensing, CEO


AUSTIN—Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) CEO Jamie Dudensing issued this statement following the Texas Department of Insurance’s adoption of a rule establishing a process for an employer group or association to sponsor an employee health benefit plan:

“Every Texan should be able to get comprehensive health care coverage they can afford, and we support the goal of increasing competition and choice in ways that improve affordability. This new rule gives associations and their member employers flexibility to design health insurance plans that are best suited for their employees while enabling employers to take advantage of changes in federal law intended to increase access to more affordable coverage.”

TAHP strongly supports rule changes that allow employer groups and associations to qualify for a large employer health benefit plan. TAHP and its member plans appreciate TDI’s work to implement this important rule change.


The Texas Association of Health Plans

The Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP) is the statewide trade association representing private health insurers, health maintenance organizations, and other related health care entities operating in Texas. Our members provide health and supplemental benefits to Texans through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. TAHP advocates for public and private health care solutions that improve the affordability, access, and accountability of health care for many Texans. As the voice for health plans in Texas, TAHP strives to increase public awareness about our members’ services, health care delivery benefits, and contributions to communities across Texas.

Madeleine Richter-Atkinson, mrichteratkinson@tahp2.local

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