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Affordable Care Act set to impact Mansfield insurance pool in coming years

MANSFIELD – Town health benefits consultant Steve May outlined three fees that the town will have to be mindful of with the advent of the Affordable Care Act at a town council meeting Monday, and that there are “significant things” happening regarding the town’s health insurance plan beginning in 2015.

The first of the three fees that May outlined was the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Tax or PCORI, which was instituted in July 2013. The fee – which is scheduled to end in 2019 – charges $2 per member per year, equating to a cost of about $3,000 for the Mansfield insurance pool.