Adam Solander Quoted in “Employers Strategize for 2018 as Cadillac Tax Takes Fire”

Healthcare Dive

Adam C. Solander, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office, was quoted by Healthcare Dive, in “Employers Strategize for 2018 as Cadillac Tax Takes Fire.”

Following is an excerpt:

Adam Solander, attorney at Epstein Becker Green, tells Healthcare Dive employers need to begin strategizing now on how to evolve their plan designs and purchasing methods to reduce exposure, noting “employers embracing population health strategies and changing the way they pay for care, can use real reform to avoid the excise tax.”

Solander highlights the thresholds for the tax are indexed to the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) and not medical inflation, which far outpaces the CPI-U. As a result, “the amount employers spend on healthcare will rise faster than the thresholds, eventually affecting every employer plan,” he says, so employers will need strategies to keep the costs of their plans under the thresholds.