This month's Benefits Buzz discusses a federal spending bill, which repealed the Cadillac tax and other key Affordable Care Act taxes, and extended the annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees for the 2020-2029 fiscal years.
A federal spending bill enacted at the end of 2019 included several provisions affecting benefit plans. Among other things, the law extended the PCORI fees for an additional 10 years. As a result, these fees will continue to apply for the 2020-2029 fiscal years. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the PCORI fee extension.
Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information about the health savings account and high deductible health plan limits for 2020, the Trump administration's moves toward better health care price transparency, the upcoming due date for PCORI fees and information about measuring employee engagement.
Benefits Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter that covers hot benefit topics in depth. This issue includes information about pay or play enforcement, 2019 benefit plan limits, repeal and replace efforts, and adjusted PCORI fee amounts. Note: This document has been updated to reflect the Dec. 14 federal court ruling in the Texas v. United States lawsuit.
On Nov. 5, 2018, the IRS published Notice 2018-85, which provides the adjusted PCORI fee amount for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2018, and before Oct. 1, 2019 (that is, 2018 for calendar year plans). As this ACA Compliance Bulletin notes, for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2018, and before Oct. 1, 2019, the PCORI fee amount is $2.45 multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the plan.
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