Paging Employers: Have You Considered Telemedicine?Law360 March 16, 2015
René Y. Quashie, Senior Counsel, and Amy F. Lerman, Associate, in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, office, co-authored an article for Law360, titled “Paging Employers: Have You Considered Telemedicine?” (Read the full version — subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Employers are under increasing pressure to reduce the health care costs of their employees. Beginning in 2018, a 40 percent excise tax will be imposed annually on health plans with premiums exceeding $10,200 annually for individuals and $27,500 annually for families. This so-called Cadillac tax will generally be applicable to employer-sponsored health plan coverage, including coverage under any group health plans offered by an employer to its employees. The Cadillac tax is expected to impact at least one-third of U.S. employers in 2018, according to a number of projections. As a result, many employers are looking for ways to control the costs of providing health care benefits to their employees.