The short-term spending bill recently signed by the President includes the following changes to ACA fees that affect employer group plans:

  • Implementation of the high cost plan excise (“Cadillac”) tax is further delayed from 2020 to 2022. This controversial ACA fee was originally slated for implementation in 2018.
  • The health insurance industry fee is suspended for 2019. This ACA fee has been in effect since 2014, but was suspended for 2017. The fee is paid by carriers and the cost is included in insured medical plan premiums.

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