Associations find strength in numbers.
Groups representing a variety of sectors, from small businesses to farmers, announced this week that they will work to develop standards for organizations providing association health plans under new Department of Labor rules.
ASAE is urging its members to weigh in on legislation pending in the Ohio Senate that would impact professional certification programs run by associations.
New guidance says that UBIT arising from parking and transportation benefits is not subject to the “silo” rule. While this won’t help many 501(c)(3) groups that are paying UBIT for the first time under the new tax law, it does provide some relief for associations with multiple unrelated business income activities.
In an announcement last week, the Treasury Department said many tax-exempt groups will no longer be required to disclose their donors to the Internal Revenue Service.
Following the Department of Labor issuing its final rule on association health plans last month, the Las Vegas business group has plans to launch an AHP for Nevada small businesses and sole proprietors in September.
Hearing testimony on the value of occupational licensing, members of a House subcommittee generally agreed that the question of whether certain professions are over-regulated should be left to the states to answer.
The Department of Labor issued a final rule this week that expands association health plans to help small businesses and self-employed people get affordable health coverage. ASAE is currently analyzing the rule to determine its viability for associations.
Proposed new rules for screening of visa applicants would intensify scrutiny of their social media histories and other personal details. The Visit U.S. Coalition is concerned they will negatively affect inbound travel and harm U.S. economic interests.
ASAE takes up fringe benefits, fuzzy rules with Treasury.