Does the Comparative Effectiveness Fee affect me?
The Comparative Effectiveness Fee, also called the PCORI Fee, is going to be collected every year between 2013 and 2019 to fund the nonprofit Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
If you’re a fully-insured business, you won’t have to worry about the fee. Your health insurance company will pay it.
If you’re self-insured, however, you’ll be responsible for paying the fee.
The fee will start out at $1 per person covered by your plan. After Oct, 1. 2013, it will increase to $2 per person. The first payments will be due on July 31, 2013.
You can find more detailed information on how the fee will affect you in our Comparative Effectiveness Fee reform alert.