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Cigna's 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 offers a dedicated ASO PPACA Fees and Reporting Resources team – comprised of trained service professionals from Cigna’s 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 Cigna’s 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?

How to get in touch

Cigna’s 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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