High-Cost Plan Excise Tax (PPACA)
A 40 percent excise tax is to be imposed on the excess benefit of high cost employer-sponsored health insurance (also known as a “Cadillac tax”). The annual limit for purposes of calculating the excess benefits is $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for other than individual coverage. Responsibility for the tax is on the “coverage provider” which can be the insurer, the employer, or a third-party administrator. There are a number of exceptions and special rules for high coverage cost states and different job classifications.