“On June 19, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that offers new options for associations to sponsor health plans for their members.  These new options allow more small businesses to come together to create large employer plans free from many of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates applicable to individual and small group insurance plans. The DOL expects that this will drive down costs for these businesses and increase opportunities to design plans that better fit the needs of the member businesses.” Stinson Leonard Street