PCORI Fees Due July 31
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health insurance issuers and self-insured plan sponsors to pay Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute fees (PCORI fees). The fees are reported and paid annually using IRS Form 720 (Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return). The PCORI fees do not apply for plan years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2019. Therefore, the 2018 plan year was the last plan year that these fees were effective.
Issuers and plan sponsors are generally required to pay the PCORI fees annually by July 31 of each year. As a result, the final PCORI fee payment for plan years ending in 2018 is due July 31, 2019. However, for non-calendar year plans ending between Jan. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2019, a final PCORI fee payment will be due July 31, 2020.