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Health plan ‘Cadillac tax” worries Sonoma County officials
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma County taxpayers could face $4.5 million a year in penalties under the so-called “Cadillac Tax” set to go into effect in 2018 as part of the Affordable Care Act, say county officials.

Under one scenario, the potential penalties could wipe out most of the savings from pension changes and other benefit reductions the county negotiated with its unions in 2013. Those changes were supposed to save the county about $6 million per year.