The FEHBlog is currently on a flight to Hartford for a weekend in the Nutmeg State. Aon Hewitt released an employer survey finding that employers are focusing on the ACA’s Cadillac tax which takes effect in 2018. You can’t start too soon to plan for this 40% excise tax on premiums above the law’s thresholds — $10,200 for self only and $27,500 for self and family, subject to certain adjustments. Employers are anxious for the IRS to issue proposed rules on the tax.
OPM has encouraged FEHB plans to keep an eye on community health concerns. The Trust for America’s Health has posted a new interactive map on state obesity rates here.
Enjoy the weekend.