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December 7, 2012 - Cypress Benefit Administrators
    
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cerfIRS Issues Final Regulations on Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee
On December 5, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations on the Comparative Effectiveness Research Fee (CERF), an annual fee on insured and self-insured health plans that will be used to fund the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The fee applies for plan years beginning on or after 10/2/11 and continues through 2019, and first payments are due for some plans on 7/31/13. Learn more about who is required to pay, along with changes and additional guidelines.   back to top>
captiveBusinesses Band Together through Group Captive Insurance Programs to Achieve Cost Containment in Healthcare 
By pooling their collective risk, businesses throughout the United States are finding that group captive insurance structures like CypressCap offer significant savings potential and the ability to contain healthcare costs. Read the full news release, as seen on LA Daily News, The Cincinnati Enquirer and other major media websites.  
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