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CFOs seek to avoid bite of health law's 'Cadillac tax'

By The Wall Street Journal  
   May 27, 2015

Finance chiefs grappling with rising health-care costs face a new dilemma: how to avoid paying hefty taxes on generous employee health-care plans. The Affordable Care Act calls for an excise tax on high-cost health plans, starting in 2018. The tax is meant to help fund insurance for previously uncovered Americans through the new health law. The levy, often called the "Cadillac tax," is 40% a year on the amount by which employer-sponsored plans exceed government-set thresholds. These cost thresholds begin at $10,200 for individual coverage and $27,500 for family coverage. The cost is the total amount both the employer and employee pay in premiums. [Subscription Required]

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