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What Your CEO Is Reading – Cadillac Tax
What Your CEO Is Reading – Cadillac Tax
Jul 18, 2019
Letter to Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) Supporting a Bill to Repeal the ACA's Cadillac Tax
The Business Group sent a letter to Representatives Courtney and Kelly, while cc'ing House Leadership, urging the 116th Congress to pass this important bipartisan legislation early in 2019 to provide permanent relief and clarity to employers and employees that this fundamentally flawed demand-side tax will not impact their health benefits.
Jul 16, 2019
Joint Letter to Congress Urging Repeal of the ACA's Cadillac Tax
The Business Group in coordination with 600 organizations representing employers, unions and others sent a joint letter to Congress requesting cosponsoring and passage of legislation to repeal the ACA's Cadillac Tax.
Jun 4, 2019
Senators Introduce Bill to Repeal the ACA Cadillac Tax; House Bill Picks Up 62 More Cosponsors
Recently, U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced a bipartisan bill with 23 Republican and Democrat cosponsors to repeal the 40% "Cadillac" tax on the value of health benefits above a government-determined amount.
Mar 22, 2019
Letter to Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) Supporting a Bill to Repeal the ACA's Cadillac Tax
The Business Group sent a letter to Senators Rounds and Martin, while cc'ing Senate Leadership and the authors of the House bill, urging the 116th Congress to pass this important bipartisan legislation early in 2019 to provide permanent relief and clarity to employers and employees that this fundamentally flawed demand-side tax will not impact their health benefits or health care strategy, which often requires an 18-24 month lead time for planning.
Mar 18, 2019
Working for You in Washington – March 6, 2019
The Business Group's recent policy initiatives include meeting with the CMS Administrator to advance alternative payment and delivery models for health care, advocating employers' views on surprise billing legislation on the hill and at the White House pushing again to repeal the ACA excise tax on employer plans, meeting with the Department of Labor on Mental Health Parity requirements and sending a letter to HELP Committee Chair on legislation and administration action to control health care costs.
Mar 6, 2019
Joint Letter to Congress Urging Cosponsorship and Passage of Reps. Joe Courtney's (D-CT) and Mike Kelly's (R-PA) Bill to Repeal the ACA's Cadillac Tax
The National Business Group on Health along with over 500 organizations representing employers, unions and others sent a joint letter to Congress urging repeal of the ACA's Cadillac Tax.
Mar 1, 2019
Letter to Senate HELP Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) with Recommendations to Slow Rising Health Costs and Improve Health Outcomes
The National Business Group on Health sent a letter in response to Senate HELP Committee Chair Alexander's request for information on specific recommendations for Congress and the Administration to slow rising health care costs, improve health outcomes and increase access to information to make informed decisions about health care. Specifically, the Business Group recommended eliminating the ACA's Cadillac Tax, ending surprise billing, supporting HSA-qualified health plan improvements, advancing policies to promote more affordable, financially sustainable prescription drug prices, encouraging and promoting transparency and accelerating payment and delivery reform in Medicare/Medicaid.
Mar 1, 2019
Bipartisan Bill to Repeal ACA Excise Tax Reintroduced in the House
Earlier this month, Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would eliminate the 40 percent tax on the value of health benefits above a government-determined amount imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as the "Cadillac Tax".
Feb 15, 2019
Joint Letter to House Leadership Supporting Legislation that Would Delay the Cadillac Tax for 1 Year and Provide 3 Years of Relief from Employer Mandate Penalties
The National Business Group on Health as part of the National Coalition on Benefits sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) supporting the Save American Workers Act that would delay the Cadillac Tax for 1 year and provide 3 years of relief from the employer mandate penalties. Ultimately, the Coalition strongly urges Congress to repeal the Cadillac Tax in its entirety this year.
Sep 12, 2018
Joint Letter to House Leadership Urging Immediate Action to Repeal the ACA's Cadillac Tax
The National Business Group on Health as part of the National Coalition on Benefits sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging Congress to repeal the ACA's Cadillac Tax this year.
Jul 23, 2018
What's Next? 2018 Health Policy Outlook
This webinar will cover the outlook for the future of the excise tax on employer plans, other ACA taxes, the employer mandate, stabilization of the individual market, drug policy, and other areas. We will examine the alternatives and prospects for action on these and other health care issues by Congress and the Administration and the potential impacts.
Jan 26, 2018
Congress Expected to Pass Short-Term Funding Bill that also Delays the Excise Tax on Employer Plans to 2022
Earlier today, the Senate worked out a compromise to fund the Federal government until February 8 that also included a delay in the 40% excise tax on the value of employer-sponsored health benefits above government-determined amounts.
Jan 22, 2018
Joint Letter to Congressional Leadership Supporting a 2 Year Delay in the ACA Excise Tax
The National Business Group on Health sent a joint letter to Congressional Leadership supporting a 2 year delay in the ACA's excise tax, while ultimately calling for a full repeal.
Jan 17, 2018
Letter to House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) Supporting Funding Legislation that Includes a 2 Year Delay in the ACA Excise Tax
The National Business Group on Health sent a letter to House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) supporting funding legislation that would delay the effective date of the ACA's excise tax from 2020 to 2022.
Jan 17, 2018
Some in Congress Seek to Delay Excise Tax and Other ACA Taxes
Some in Congress are seeking to delay a trio of ACA taxes: the excise, medical device and health insurance taxes.
Jan 11, 2018
NBGH Working for You in Washington
Details of NBGH Advocacy activity in the last month to advance employers' health policy agenda
Dec 19, 2017
Joint Letter to Congress Requesting Relief from the ACA's Excise Tax
The National Business Group on Health sent a joint letter to members of Congress urging relief from the impending 40 percent "Cadillac" tax on employer-sponsored health coverage.
Dec 11, 2017
No Health Benefits Taxes in Congressional Tax Reform Proposals
As Congress debates simplifying the tax code and reducing taxes, neither the House nor the Senate proposals would eliminate the ACA excise tax nor cap the employee tax exclusion for employer-sponsored coverage.
Nov 21, 2017
Working for You in Washington – November 3, 2017
The Business Group's public policy team's recent policy initiatives include: pushing to eliminate the ACA's excise tax, separating preventive services policy from benefit mandates, simplifying ACA reporting requirements for employers, improvements to wellness rules, advancing pay-for-performance and alternative payment models and value payments in Medicare.
Nov 3, 2017
Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders and Copied to All Members of Congress Urging Repeal of the ACA's Excise Tax Soon before the Planning Window for the 2020 Health Plan Year Begins in 2018
The National Business Group on Health sent a joint letter to Congress urging repeal of the ACA's 40 percent "Cadillac Tax" on employer-sponsored health care benefits set to go into effect in 2020.
Sep 14, 2017
Letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) with Recommendations for the Senate as it Considers the American Health Care Act of 2017
NBGH urges the Senate to repeal the 40% excise tax on health benefits, or at a minimum delaying it to 2026, and protecting the longstanding tax treatment of employer-sponsored coverage. NBGH also supports enhancements to consumer-driven health accounts.
May 23, 2017
Excise Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Coverage FAQ
An FAQ associated with the Health Reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) Implementation and Communications Toolkit
Feb 16, 2017
Letter to Representatives Kelly and Courtney and Senators Heller and Heinrich Supporting Bipartisan Legislation to Repeal the ACA’s Excise Tax
The National Business Group on Health sent a letter to Representatives Kelly and Courtney and Senators Heller and Heinrich supporting their legislation that would eliminate the 40 percent tax on health benefits imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Business Group believes that any tax that raises the cost of health benefits will harm the more than 150 million Americans who rely on and value employer-sponsored health coverage and should be eliminated.
Feb 3, 2017
Bipartisan Bills to Repeal ACA Excise Tax Introduced in House and Senate
Recently, Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA), Joe Courtney (D-CT), Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Heinrich Republican (D-NM) introduced legislation that would repeal the ACA’s excise tax.
Feb 1, 2017
Republican Senators Introduce ACA Repeal and Replace Proposals
Last week, three Republican Senators released two new ACA repeal and replace proposals that remain silent on the ACA’s excise tax, but would repeal the employer and individual mandates.
Feb 1, 2017
Joint Letter to Congress Urging Repeal of the ACA’s Excise Tax and No Adverse Changes to Tax Treatment of Health Benefits
The National Business Group on Health sent a joint letter to Congress recommending repeal of the ACA’s excise tax and not to take additional action to cap the individual tax exclusion for employer-provided health care benefits, or limit employers’ deductibility of health care expenses.
Dec 16, 2016
Percentage of Employers that will be Subjected to the Excise Tax
This Numbers You Need chart includes projections on when employers will be subjected to the excise tax.
Aug 19, 2016
Public Policy Webinar - ACA Excise ("Cadillac") Tax Update
During this webinar, we provide an overview of regulatory and legislative developments related to the ACA excise tax and our most recent data on employers' benefit strategies as they prepare for the tax.
Jan 29, 2016
Congress Delays the ACA’s Cadillac Tax until 2020
Later today, the President is expected to sign a funding bill that will delay the ACA’s Excise (“Cadillac”) Tax from 2018 to 2020 tax year.
Dec 18, 2015
Congress Likely to Pass Funding Bill that Would Delay the Cadillac Tax until 2020
Late Tuesday night, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Reid (D-NV), with White House participation, agreed to a two year delay of the ACA’s Excise (“Cadillac”) tax in a trillion dollar legislative package to fund the federal government through September 2016.
Dec 17, 2015
Comments to IRS on ACA Excise ("Cadillac") Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
The Business Group, in response to the IRS's notice and request for comments regarding the ACA’s excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, submitted comments encouraging the IRS to minimize the administrative and cost burdens associated with the tax.
Oct 1, 2015
Senators Introduce Bills to Repeal the Excise Tax
Earlier this week, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and ten Democratic Senators (including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders) introduced a bill to repeal the ACA’s excise tax while Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and fourteen Republicans introduced a separate excise tax repeal bill earlier this month.
Sep 30, 2015
What Your CEO is Reading - August 2015 Update on Cadillac Tax
This newsletter highlights the results of a recently released analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation on when employers would begin to see the impact of the excise tax known as the "Cadillac" tax.
Aug 27, 2015
Public Policy Webinar: New Guidance on the ACA's Excise (“Cadillac”) Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
Recently, the IRS issued Notice 2015-52 on implementation of the ACA's excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, which becomes effective in 2018. During this webinar, we discuss this guidance, how it may affect employer-sponsored health plans, and our future comments to the IRS.
Aug 19, 2015
IRS Issues More Guidance on ACA Excise (“Cadillac”) Tax on High Cost Health Coverage
The IRS issued Notice 2015-52, which provides more details on the IRS’s approach to implementing the ACA's excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, known as the "Cadillac" tax.
Aug 14, 2015
Joint Letter to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees Recommending Repeal of the Excise Tax on High Cost Coverage
The National Business Group on Health (a founding member of the National Coalition on Benefits) sent a joint letter to the leadership of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees recommending repeal of the excise tax on high-cost coverage.
Jun 29, 2015
Joint Letter to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees Urging Repeal of the Excise Tax on High Cost Coverage
The National Business Group on Health (joined by other large employer associations) sent a joint letter to leadership of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees recommending repeal of the excise tax on high-cost coverage.
Jun 25, 2015
West Coast Port Operators and Shipping Lines Agree to Pay Excise Tax for Union
In late May, members of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) ratified a 5-year contract with the association representing all West Coast US ports and shipping lines that will require the association to pay an estimated $60 million annually in ACA excise taxes beginning in 2018 on behalf of the union plan.
Jun 2, 2015
Comments to IRS on ACA Excise ("Cadillac") Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
The Business Group, in response to the IRS's notice and request for comments regarding the ACA’s excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, submitted comments encouraging the IRS to (1) allow plan sponsors flexibility to continue innovative plan designs and health care delivery models that lower the overall cost of health coverage and (2) minimize the administrative and cost burdens associated with the tax.
May 15, 2015
Public Policy Webinar: Update on ACA Excise Tax and Other Regulatory Issues for Health Plans
This webinar is a follow-up to our March 3, 2015 overview webinar on the IRS's initial guidance on the ACA's excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, which becomes effective in 2018. During this webinar, we cover frequently asked questions, the Business Group's recommendations to the IRS on excise tax implementation, and new regulatory developments for group health plans.
Apr 24, 2015
Impact of Excise Tax on Plans for Early Retirees Exceeding the Threshold
This Numbers You Need chart looks at how the excise tax will impact most retiree health plans.
Apr 16, 2015
What Your CEO is Reading - Cadillac Tax
This newsletter highlights the challenge that U.S. auto manufacturers and their unions face in dealing with the impending excise tax on high cost coverage (Cadillac tax).
Mar 27, 2015
Public Policy Webinar: An Early Look at the ACA’s Excise (“Cadillac”) Tax on High Cost Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage
The IRS issued Notice 2015-16, which describes potential approaches to implementing the ACA’s excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, known as the “Cadillac” tax. During this webinar, we will discuss this initial guidance, how it may affect employer-sponsored health plans, and our future comments to the IRS.
Mar 3, 2015
IRS Issues Initial Proposals on Cadillac Tax Implementation
The IRS issued Notice 2015-16, which describes potential approaches to implementing the ACA's excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage, known as the "Cadillac" tax. This Notice is the first of what is expected to be a series of IRS guidance documents and opportunities to comment before the tax becomes effective in 2018.
Feb 25, 2015

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