Employers Slow Shift Of Health Costs To Workers, Survey Shows.

Bloomberg News (8/13, Tracer) reports that after years of shifting more healthcare costs to employees, “companies are slowing their adoption of high-deductible plans next year, according to a survey of more than 100 large US employers.” About 33 percent of business will offer high-deductible plans as the only option next year, up just one percentage point over this year, according to the survey from the National Business Group on Health. Bloomberg News adds that the relief “could be temporary,” however, as companies are waiting to see if Congress will repeal the ACA’s so-called Cadillac tax on high-cost health plans.

CNBC (8/13) reports that the Cadillac tax “is imposed on the employer or the insurer that administers the health plan, but benefits analysts said the costs will likely be shifted to workers especially at smaller companies.” The article notes the levy goes into effect in 2018.

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— “Companies Slow Down Shift of Health Costs to Workers,” Zachary Tracer Richard Rubin, Bloomberg News, August 12, 2015.

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