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DOL/EBSA RIN: 1210-AB85 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Definition of an 'Employer' Under Section 3(5) of ERISA--Association Health Plans 

This regulatory action would establish criteria for an employer group or association to act as an "employer" within the meaning of section 3(5) of ERISA and sponsor an association health plan that is an employee welfare benefit plan and a group health plan under title I of ERISA.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 3(1), 3(5), and 505   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/05/2018  83 FR 614   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/06/2018 
Analyze Comments  05/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Amy J. Turner
Director, Office of Health Plan Standards and Compliance Assistance
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Room N5677, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-5653,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8335
Fax:202 219-1942