Bill to Reopen Government Delays “Cadillac Plan Tax,” Among Other PPACA Taxes and Fees
The three-day government shutdown ended on Monday when Congress agreed on a bipartisan, short-term spending bill to fund the government through February 8. The bill also includes provisions delaying certain taxes and fees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”). The spending bill specifically delays the Cadillac Plan Tax (tax on high cost health plans), the Annual Health Insurer Fee, and the Medical Device Tax. Although the agreement to fund the government is short-term, the delays on the PPACA taxes and fees will remain for a longer period of time.