Business as usual for TranscendAHP and its members

You may have read that on Thursday, March 28, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the efforts of the Trump Administration to make health insurance more available and more affordable for small businesses through Association Health Plans do not align with ERISA standards. Along with the Transcend Association attorney, the staff at Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan and our contacts at the Department of Labor, we are reviewing this ruling and its impact on TranscendAHP. Please click here to view the Department of Labor’s stance.

According to the Department of Labor’s site: “ The Administration will continue to fight for sole proprietors and small businesses so that they can have the freedom to band together to obtain more affordable, quality healthcare coverage.” Meaning, it is business as usual for TranscendAHP and its members.

TranscendAHP is a great success for Michigan small business owners with hundreds of companies and thousands of their employees enrolled. TranscendAHP has opened up coverage opportunities to sole proprietors and small business owners who did not previously offer health insurance coverage by allowing them the opportunity to save thousands of dollars on their health insurance purchase, making it more affordable to provide these protections to their employees.

TranscendAHP is another option for you to consider for your clients as you assist them with finding the most effective plan and pricing for their needs.

TranscendAHP overview and enhancements

  • 20 health plan options to choose from, all of which are selected from the Blue Cross and Blue Care Network large group menu of products and include a prescription drug coverage
  • All products are fully-insured and meet the Essential Health Benefit requirements of the Affordable Care Act
  • TranscendAHP can accommodate dental and vision split contracts
  • Because Transcend is a large group, groups receive composite rates: single, double and family
  • All Transcend groups will have a January 1 renewal
  • Transcend has over 20 affilate partners – checkout transcendmichigan.org/affiliates for more information
  • On-demand and live webinar options for TranscendAHP training coming end of April