Who Benefits from the Proposed Amendment to the Senate Excise Tax on Employer Health Premiums?

Source: Ken Jacobs, William H. Dow, Dave Graham-Squire and Laurel Tan, Center for Labor Research and Education at UC Berkeley, Issue Brief, February 2010

This report examines the impact that the proposed Senate excise tax on high-cost employer health plans would have on union and non-union workers. The report finds that the vast majority of workers that would be affected by a tax on health benefits that cost above a certain threshold are not covered by a union contract. Non-union workers would receive a much larger share of the savings from the reduced excise tax that was negotiated between the White House and labor leaders in January.

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