Employers: Don't Forget to Pay PCORI Fees

Employers: Don't Forget to Pay PCORI Fees

Affected Employers Must File IRS Form 720

Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans—including some health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs)—are reminded that they are responsible for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees. Fees for self-insured plans with plan years that ended in 2017 are due July 31, 2018, and are required to be paid via IRS Form 720Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return.

Employer-sponsored self-insured plans with plan years that ended between January 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017must pay a fee of $2.26 multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the plan. Employer-sponsored self-insured plans with plan years that ended between October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 must pay a fee of $2.39 multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the plan. Details on how to determine the average number of lives covered under a plan are included in these regulations.