By Even Sweeney @ Fierce Healthcare 

Despite protests from industry groups, the Trump administration finalized a rule to expand association health plans (AHPs) on Tuesday.

The rule, proposed by the Department of Labor (DOL) in January, allows employers to join or form AHPs and purchase insurance on the large group market. Although AHPs are not a new concept, the rule loosens restrictions around which organizations can join or create a plan, allowing a larger swath of employers to form an AHP based on either industry or geography.

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