On January 22nd, 2018, President Trump signed a stopgap funding bill that delayed the implementation of the ‘Cadillac Tax’. This new law has officially delayed the Cadillac Tax until 2022.
A provision of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), the so-called “Cadillac Tax” is a 40% excise tax to be imposed on high-cost employer-sponsored group health plans. The tax is expected to impact at least 1 in 4 employers. Self-insured employers are expected to pay the tax directly while insurance carriers will be responsible for the tax on fully insured plans.
We all experience the frustration or agony of having to either amend a plan document or start from scratch, or, worse off, search for something that you find, in the end, either doesn't exist or if it does, it's more work to tailor or customize it to your specific scenario. What are our options? It's generally consists of either calling your benefits/HR attorney (i.e., expensive) or ask your broker (can they do it or will it be done at an add-on expense) or, worse, "Google" it! It can easily feel like your heading down a long, empty road ...... to nothing....