Governor Snyder Expected to Sign Bill Continuing Tax on State Health Insurance Claims

A tax on state health insurance claims will likely continue into 2020.

The house and senate voted Wednesday to extend the health insurance claims assessment.

Governor Snyder is expected to sign the bill. 

Insurance carriers, third party administrators and employers pay it to help support Medicaid for low-income residents.

Business groups fiercely opposed it, including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

The tax would have expired in 2017 if the bill didn’t pass which would have likely meant a cut to Medicaid.