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The Affordable Care Act established the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to explore the effectiveness, risks and benefits of medical treatments. The fees are to be collected for plan years and policy years that end after September 30, 2012, and before October 1, 2019.  All non-excepted employer sponsored health plans need to pay PCORI Fees by July 31st.  If the plan is fully insured, the carrier is responsible for paying the fee. If the pla... Read more
CMS will once again allow small employers and individual health plans an extension of transitional (grand-mothered) coverage. Read more
Small employers may yet again, see transition relief through the 2018 calendar year for states and carriers that have agreed to the extension according to recent CMS guidance.  While Congress debates changes in the law, transition relief allows employers to continue to use their pre-community rated plans beyond the dates in the original ACA law.  If employers switch carriers or switch to a community rated plan, their transition relief ends and they can no longe... Read more