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  • Home Employers Industry Insights Informed on Reform PPACA Resources for Self-Funded Employers

    ASO PPACA Fees and Reporting Resources

    Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), employers sponsoring self-funded plans are responsible for complying with certain fees and taxes and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting requirements. To support our self-funded employers and broker partners, Cigna HealthcareSM offers a dedicated ASO PPACA Fees and Reporting Resources team – comprised of trained service professionals from our Billing, Banking and Eligibility areas.

    PPACA topics covered

    • Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF)
    • Large Employer and Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) reporting requirements

    Services offered

    • Complimentary educational support
    • Timely resources and information to answer questions
    • Referral to our complimentary educational resource with outside legal counsel, Groom Law Group, as appropriate

    Support examples

    The team can provide support and answers for questions such as:


    • When is my CERF payment due?
    • How can I retrieve my CERF report?
    • When or how do I make my payment?

    Reporting Requirements

    • What sections of Forms 1094C and 1095C must I complete?
    • Can you guide me through the reporting process?
    • What data can I receive from Cigna Healthcare?

    How to get in touch

    Our ASO PPACA Fees and Reporting Resources team can be reached through a dedicated phone line and email:

    , 9:00 am–6:30 pm (EST), Monday through Friday


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