The Big “I" strongly opposes the Affordable Care Act's “Cadillac tax". The “Cadillac tax" assesses a damaging 40% tax on health plans that exceed a fixed annual cost. At the beginning of 2018, with Big “I" support, another two-year delay of the “Cadillac tax" was enacted to move the effective date of the tax from 2020 to 2022. While not perfect, another delay is a positive step towards a full repeal. Numerous pieces of bipartisan legislation have been introduced to repeal this onerous tax and the Big “I" continues to push for a full repeal. In addition to repealing the “Cadillac tax", the Big “I" also supports excluding agent compensation from the Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) formula in the Affordable Care Act. As such, the association supports both legislative and regulatory efforts to exclude agent compensation from the MLR.
2018 Issue Summary
IIABA Health Care Advocacy