What about “high cost” or “cadillac” health plans? As an employer, will I end up paying more because of a new tax on them?
Beginning in 2018, a new federal excise tax will be assessed on insurance companies for health plans that are extremely expensive (in excess of $10,200 for self-only coverage, $27,500 for families). Between now and then, employers can adapt those plans so that this excise tax will not apply.
Lots of good information to be found at: http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html
This was not healthcare reform, it was insurance reform. We will never get meaningful reform from either party because too many special interests involved.