PCORI Fees Hiked for 2018 Filing Period

The IRS recently announced an increase in the applicable dollar amount used to determine the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee for plan years that end on or after October 1, 2017 and before October 1, 2018. As a reminder, employers sponsoring certain self-insured plans are responsible for the PCORI fee.

For plan years ending on or after October 1, 2017 and before October 1, 2018, the fee for an employer sponsoring an applicable self-insured plan is $2.39, multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the plan. PCORI fees for plan years that end between October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 will be due to the IRS in July 2018.

Click here to read the IRS notice announcing the increase. Details on how to determine the average number of lives covered under a plan are included in these regulations.