The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) trust fund fee is a fee on issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans to help fund related medical research.

Essential StaffCARE has prepared a guide to understanding PCORI fees, which are due by July 31st of each year for the previous tax year. The fee is generally nominal but can be confusing as to how it is calculated and paid. 

Please review the guide here.

Over the past few years, we have seen a number of Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) enter the complex and challenging world of the staffing and temporary employment industry. Most administrators have proven to be opportunist with little understanding of the unique needs and concerns of the staffing industry.

As a result, these TPAs are failing their clients with poor administration of benefits and little or no customer service. Under normal circumstances this would be unacceptable, but in an ACA transitioning world, the impact of a TPAs shortcomings in administration or service can have a devastating effect on your bottom line.

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With both the House and Senate passing budget reconciliation bills that include significant modifications to key financial elements of the Affordable Care Act, the repeal process has begun (learn more about our latest products here).

Committees in the House and Senate have been assigned the task of dismantling the specific elements of the ACA that can be affected within the limited authority of Budget Reconciliation.

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