October 2015
Business Insurance;10/26/2015, Vol. 49 Issue 22, p0003
The article discusses the strategies being used by benefits managers to avoid the Cadillac tax as the 2016 open enrollment season approaches for group health plans in the U.S. Topics covered include the excise tax on the portion of health plan premiums exceeding 10,200 U.S. dollars for single coverage. Also mentioned are the move of employers to consumer-driven health plans to avoid the tax.


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