The 2018 implementation of the so-called Cadillac tax is shaping employer health plans. But the excise tax, part of the funding mechanism of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, doesn't appear to be causing panic in the C-Suite.

An Aon Hewitt survey of 317 U.S. employers reports that "40 percent expect the excise tax to affect at least one of their current health plans in 2018 and 14 percent expect it to immediately impact the majority of their current health benefit plans."

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.