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Details Emerge on ACA Replacement Legislation

On Monday, March 6, 2017, the primary Committees with jurisdiction over health care – the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee – released the latest version of the repeal-and-replace legislation.

Significant elements of the legislation include:

  • Repealing individual and employer mandates
  • Delaying the Cadillac Tax from 2020 to 2025
  • Delaying the repeal of many of the ACA’s tax increases until 2018, a year later than previous versions

Unlike prior versions, the latest bill does not include changes to the tax exclusion for employer-provided plans. We consider this a major victory and the direct result of intense lobbying efforts – largely from the employer and broker community.

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