'Cadillac' Tax Delayed Until 2020

On Thursday, December 17th, Congress approved a year-end budget package-including a two-year postponement of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "Cadillac tax" on higher-cost insurance policies.

The "Cadillac tax," which amounts to a 40 percent levy on the cost of benefits plans above threshold amounts, was originally scheduled to take effect in 2018. This welcomed delay means that companies who offer employees "expensive" health insurance will not have to pay the tax for those plans until 2020.

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