Association Health Plans
These “association health plans” could provide some North Carolina small businesses a more affordable choice for group health insurance, employee benefits consultants say — a prospect that has business organizations taking a hard look at the plans.
“We’re interested in anything that businesses of all sizes can do to get some predictability” in health costs, said Gary Salamido, vice president of government affairs at the N.C. Chamber of Commerce. Health care costs are usually the No. 1 or No. 2 issue the chamber hears about from members, Salamido said. (The other is workforce skills availability.)