Affected Employers Must File IRS Form 720
Effective for plan years ending on or after October 1, 2012, and before October 1, 2019, employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans are responsible for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fees. Fees for plan years that ended in 2016 are due July 31, 2017.
How to Pay PCORI Fees:
Employers that sponsor certain self-insured health plans must report and pay the required PCORI fees via IRS Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. For plan years ending between January 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016, the fee for an employer sponsoring an applicable self-insured plan is $2.17 multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the plan. For plan years ending between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, the fee is $2.26 multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the plan.
For additional information, visit our section on PCORI Fees for Self-Insured Plans.