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As Obamacare’s Cadillac Tax Looms, Employers Raise Deductibles, Shift Costs
Forbes

Though employers won’t have to pay the “Cadillac tax” on rich medical plans until 2018, they are mitigating potential financial hits from it by spending more on wellness and shifting workers to high deductible plans so employees think twice about using expensive care, a new analysis indicates.

The Cadillac tax was created as part of the Affordable Care Act largely as a way to help fund subsidized benefits to the uninsured under the law. Starting in 2018, employers pay a 40% tax on costs of health plans that are above $10,200 per individual and $27,500 for family coverage.

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