Last week,the NC Senate approved legislation that would allow for the creation of Association Health Plans, providing a needed option for independent contractors, like REALTORS®, to receive health insurance through plans supported by associations.
SB 86 — “Small Business Healthcare Act” passed out of its last Senate committee and proceeded to the Senate floor. The bill received votes on Wednesday and Thursday, passing by votes of 40-8 and 38-8 respectively. The bill now moves on to the House of Representatives.
We are very appreciative of the support of Senators Dan Bishop, Joyce Krawiec, and Chuck Edwards on this important issue. You can see how your Senator voted here by clicking “PASS” in the vote section on the right side of the page.
Check out the following editorial on the value of the legislation from two of its sponsors.
Source: NC Realtors®