The House recently passed a bill to repeal the ACA’s high-cost plan excise tax, known as the “Cadillac tax”. The bill now goes to the Senate for debate. This controversial provision of the law added an excise tax to employer medical plan premiums and other health plan costs that exceed certain dollar thresholds. The intent was for employers to reduce richer benefits that could be over utilized. Final guidance on the excise tax has yet to be issued, and the original implementation date in 2018 was delayed twice, until at least 2022. We will keep you updated as the bill moves to the Senate.