The Cadillac Tax is Raising Deductibles
May 27, 2015
At Vox, Sarah Kliff has a piece about the trend of rising health insurance deductibles. She writes: "Your employer's health insurance costs are going down. But yours are going up. The higher deductibles are part of a larger trend happening in the health insurance market right now: employers increasingly shifting the burden of paying for health care to workers."
Curiously, she does not posit any particular cause for the phenomenon. This article from the Wall Street Journal may be of assistance. It covers the "Cadillac Tax" imposed by the Affordable Care Act, which taxes employee health benefits above a certain threshold. The Journal spoke with a business manager who was adjusting to the new tax: