The Obama administration denied union requests for members to have access to subsidized health insurance, but new regulations look like they might be giving labor a nod.
A set of rules proposed by the administration would allow self-insured, self-administered plans relief from the Affordable Care Act's reinsurance fee in 2015 and 2016, Kaiser Health News reports.
In September the AFL-CIO proposed eliminating the reinsurance fee altogether, which will be applied in 2014 if the administration's exemption holds in the following two years. In 2014, the fee is $63 per plan, but decreases to $42 and $26 in subsequent years.
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