Skip to content

Upcoming Compliance Deadlines

The Baldwin Group
Updated: June 7, 2024
2 minute read

Employers must comply with numerous reporting and disclosure requirements in connection with their group health plans.  Please note the following upcoming deadlines:

6/1/2024Prescription Drug and Health Care Spending Reporting (RxDC Reporting)Annual report due to the federal government by employer-sponsored health plans and health insurance issuers to report information about prescription drugs and health care spending to the federal government for the 2023 reference year. This reporting process is referred to as the “prescription drug data collection” or “RxDC report”Most employers will rely on third parties, such as issuers, TPAs, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to prepare and submit the RxDC report for their health plans
7/29/2024 (or 210 days after end of plan year)Summary of material modifications (SMMs)Distribute SMMs regarding plan amendments adopted during previous year (2023 that reflect changes to the Summary Plan Description (SPD) unless revised SPD is distributed that contains the modifications.
7/31/2024 (or last day of the 7th month after end of plan year)Calendar year Form 5500 reporting deadlineAll health and welfare plans with 100+ participants that are subject to ERISA are required to report unless an exemption appliesSmall health plans (fewer than 100 participants) that are fully insured, unfunded or a combination of insured/unfunded are generally exempt from the Form 5500 filing requirement.Employers may request a one-time extension of 2 ½ months by filing a Form 5558
7/31/2024Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Fee due for plan years ending in 2023Self-funded group health plans (including retiree plans and HRAs) must pay the fee, based on enrollee count, using IRS Form 720For plan years ending after 1/1/23 and before 10/1/23 the fee is $3.00 per enrolleeFor plan years ending on or after 10/1/23 and on or before 12/31/23 (includes most calendar year plans), the fee amount per enrollee is $3.22 If medical plan is not self-funded or level funded, the medical carrier will be responsible for paying this fee directly to the IRS
8/1-10/31/2024 (approximately)Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) RebatesSponsors of insured health plans may receive rebates if their issuers did not meet their MLR for the respective reporting year. Rebates must be provided to plan sponsors by September 30 following the end of the MLR reporting year Employers that receive rebates should consider their legal options for using the rebate. Any rebate amount that qualifies as a plan asset under ERISA must be used for the exclusive benefit of the plan’s participants and beneficiaries. If received, the rebate amount attributable to plan assets generally must be distributed pro-rata to the members in either premium credits or other benefit within 90 days of receiptPlan sponsors should document how the rebate was used

Related Insights

Stay in the know

Our experts monitor your industry and global events to provide meaningful insights and help break down what you need to know, potential impacts, and how you should respond.

Baldwin Bulletin
Question of the Month
Question: Can a company shareholder with >2% shares in an S Corporation be an HSA-Eligible Individual?  IRS Publication 969 appears...
Baldwin Bulletin
HHS Finalizes Rule to Strengthen Reproductive Health Care Privacy
On April 22, 2024, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) issued a final rule to modify certain provisions...
Baldwin Bulletin
Change Healthcare, a U.S. Healthcare Company, is Confirmed as a Cyberattack
On February 21, 2024, UnitedHealth Group disclosed that one of its companies, Change Healthcare, experienced a cyberattack. This was a...
Baldwin Bulletin
Navigating Healthcare Costs: Update on Advanced Explanation of Benefits (AEOB)
On April 23, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) provided a status update on the implementation of...
Baldwin Bulletin
DOL Rescinds 2018 Final Rule on Association Health Plans
The Department of Labor (“DOL”) rescinded their 2018 rule entitled ‘‘Definition of Employer Under Section 3(5) of ERISA—Association Health Plans’’...
Let's make it possible

Partner with us to build solutions that align with your business, individual, or employee needs and open new possibilities for your future.

Connect with us