PCOR Fee Increased for 2020-2021 Plan Years

On November 24, 2020, the IRS released Notice 2020-84, which announces that the adjusted applicable dollar amount for PCOR fees for plan and policy years ending on or after October 1, 2020, and before October 1, 2021, is $2.66. This is a $0.12 increase from the $2.54 amount in effect for plan and policy years ending on or after October 1, 2019, but before October 1, 2020.

As a reminder, PCOR fees are payable by insurers and sponsors of self-insured plans (including sponsors of HRAs). The fee does not apply to excepted benefits such as stand-alone dental and vision plans or most health FSAs. The fee, however, is 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 has not yet been updated to reflect the increased fee).

It is expected that the form and instructions will be updated prior to July 31, 2021, since that is the first deadline to pay the increased fee amount for plan years ending between October and December 2020. The PCOR fee is generally due by July 31 of the calendar year following the close of the plan year.

The PCOR fee requirement has been extended and is in place through the plan years ending after September 30, 2029.

IRS Notice 2020-84 »