Compliance Alert – PCORI Fee due July 31 – Form 720

Employer action is required if you maintain a self-funded plan and/or a standalone Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA) associated with a fully insured and/or self-funded plan.  If you have a fully insured health plan and do not have an HRA, you may disregard, as the insurance carrier is responsible for this reporting.   The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research […]

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Compliance Recap // May 2016

After a quiet few months, federal agencies were quite busy during the month of May, issuing four important final rules that impact employers. Specifically, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued the long-awaited revisions to the white collar exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final […]

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PCORI Fee Due July 31

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the Institute’s work, a small annual fee — commonly called the PCORI fee — is charged on group health plans. Insurers are responsible for calculating and paying the fee for fully insured plans. Employers sponsoring […]

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Compliance Recap // September 2015

Compliance Recap September 2015 After a slow summer, federal agencies picked up the pace in September, with a large assortment of guidance, proposed rules, and updated forms and instructions. Nondiscrimination regulations were proposed, a temporary safe harbor was announced for summary and benefits of coverage, and the 2015 6055/6056 reporting forms and instructions were finalized, […]

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Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (PCORI Fee)

Quick Facts: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study clinical effectiveness and health outcomes. To finance the Institute’s work, a small annual fee — commonly called the PCORI fee — is charged on group health plans. The fee applies for each plan year ending between October 1, 2012 and […]

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Compliance Recap // April 2015

Regulatory agencies were quiet during the month of April. The most significant guidance came from a variety of federal agencies that issued various documents regarding wellness programs. In addition to a Proposed Rule (discussed below) issued by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) to align wellness program requirements with Title I of the Americans with […]

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