As the Department of Labor considers expanding association health plans, ASAE says critical issues around qualification, participation, and state regulations must be addressed.
Tax overhaul demonstrates role of association advocacy.
Acting on an executive order issued by President Trump last fall, the Department of Labor has detailed proposed regulations that would allow associations to offer health plans across state lines.
Hunt for tax-cut offsets could cost associations with the tax reform legislative efforts.
As the tax bill makes its way to the full Senate after Thanksgiving, ASAE is urging tax-writers to remove a provision that would tax royalty income derived from the licensing of an organization’s name or logo.
Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley introduced legislation that would strengthen the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
The tax bill rolled out by House Republicans on November 2 includes a number of provisions that will affect tax-exempt organizations. But what’s absent in the legislation is just as important for associations.
On Thursday, President Trump directed agencies to develop regulations that would allow membership organizations to sponsor health plans across state lines. But critics worry that costs for sicker people could rise, and many questions remain unanswered, including what groups would qualify as associations.
As the Department of Labor considers a new overtime revision proposal, ASAE says a high minimum salary level would negatively affect nonprofits.
The Department of Labor sent a formal request for information on the overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget. Once the request is published, the public can submit comments.