May 8, 2018

Twenty-one years ago Larry Thompson worked with SIIA leaders on draft federal legislation to enable association health plans (AHP) under ERISA. That 1997 bill was passed by the House of Representatives but foundered in the Senate, and through the years similar frustrating results occurred twice more.

“This is one of the longest-pursued issues in SIIA’s history along with defense of ERISA protection of self-insurance,” observes Thompson, a former SIIA president who now serves as chairman of the Government Relations Committee. He is founder of Inventavis, provider of strategic guidance to members of the health plan industry.