October 17, 2017
On Oct. 6, 2017, the IRS released Notice 2017-61, which announces that the adjusted applicable dollar amount for PCOR fees for plan and policy years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2017, and before Oct. 1, 2018, is $2.39. This is a $.13 increase from the amount in effect for plan and policy years ending on or after Oct. 1, 2016, but before Oct. 1, 2017.
As a reminder, PCOR fees are payable by insurers and sponsors of self-insured plans (including sponsors of HRAs). The fee doesn’t apply to excepted benefits such as stand-alone dental and vision plans or most health FSAs. The fee is, however, required of retiree-only plans. The fee is calculated by multiplying the applicable dollar amount for the year by the average number of lives, and is reported and paid on IRS Form 720 (which hasn’t yet been updated to reflect the increased fee). It’s expected that the Form will be updated prior to July 31, 2018, since that’s the first deadline to pay the increased fee amount for plan years ending between October and December 2017.
Notice 2017-61 » IRS Form 720 »