Notice 2020-44 provides that the adjusted applicable dollar amount that applies for determining the PCORTF fee for policy years and plan years ending on or after October 1, 2019 and before October 1, 2020 is equal to $2.54. This adjusted applicable dollar amount has been determined using the percentage increase in the projected per capita amount of the National Health Expenditures published by HHS in February 2019. Sections 4375 and 4376, added to the Code by the Affordable Care Act, impose a fee on issuers of specified health insurance policies and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (PCORTF). This notice addresses the recent extension of the fee by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, Public Law 116-94, and provides relief for calculating the average number of lives for policy years and plan years that end on or after October 1, 2019, and before October 1, 2020.
Notice 2020-44 will be in IRB: 2020-26, dated 6/22/20.