Podcast 65: Cadillac and HIT Taxes Repealed, PCOR Revived, and More from End-of-2019 Spending Bill

January 7, 2020

In this episode, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley review the end-of-2019 spending bill, which includes several provisions relating to employee benefits and group health plan/employer compliance. Chase starts by describing the bill, and then jumping in on a discussion relating to the full repeal of the Cadillac Tax. The two then discuss the health insurance tax (HIT), and the impact of its repeal beginning in 2021. Chase outlines three other provisions that are less directly impactful — the repeal of the medical device tax, the repeal of a commuter benefit tax for tax-exempt organizations, and a one-year extension of the tax credit for employers that provide paid medical and family leave. Chase and Suzanne then turn their attention to a surprise in the bill: A 10-year extension of the PCOR fee. The two close with a discussion of things employer might’ve wanted in the bill, and a look at what’s ahead in 2020.

Every other week, NFP's legal experts make the subject of compliance personal for a wide audience. By breaking down the daunting details of emerging policies and bridging the gap between legislation and what it means for the listener, Chase Cannon and Suzanne Spradley make compliance issues relatable and relevant. Visit our Soundcloud page every two weeks for the most up-to-date episode.

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