- January 31, 2014
Updated User Guides and How Tos Now Available
CMS' RDS Center published updates to User Guides and How Tos.
- January 2, 2014
Reconciliation Webinar Series Recap Articles Available
Recap articles for the recent Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) three-part Reconciliation Webinar Series are now available on the RDS CIG Event Highlights page.
- September 7, 2013
Snippets: Scenario-Based Mini Lessons and Tip Sheets Now Available
New Snippet topics include: Communicating The Covered Retiree List, Completing The Application Submission Process Steps, and 60-Day Rule For Maintaining Active User Accounts.
- May 11, 2013
RDSRDS Secure Website 60 Day Login Requirement Now In Effect
Federal Security Regulations require that a user log in to CMS' RDS Secure Website (SWS) at least every 60 days to maintain an active account.
- May 11, 2013
Cost Threshold and Cost Limit Amounts for Plan Years Ending in 2014, and the Parameters for Medicare Part D Plans in 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Cost Threshold and Cost Limit amounts that apply to Plan Sponsors participating in CMS' Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program, with qualified prescription drug years that end in 2014, as well as the parameters for Medicare Part D plans in 2014.
- March 8, 2013
IRS Posts RDS Taxation FAQs
FAQs include scenarios on RDS-related tax provisions for Plan Sponsors.
- Interim Payments in the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program
Take this six-module training course to understand the Interim Payment Process.
- Reconciliation Overview Web-Based Training
Learn about the Reconciliation process, its business purpose, and its place in the Application Lifecycle.
- Reconciliation Toolkit
Review best practices and suggestions to help you plan for and complete Reconciliation.
- Sample Retiree File Spreadsheet
Learn how to create and upload retiree files to CMS' RDS Center on the RDS Secure Website.
- Preparing for Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period
Find out how the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (OEP) can impact your ability to receive subsidy for a covered retiree.
- Covered Retiree List and Interim Cost Reporting
Learn about the seven actions Plan Sponsors can follow when preparing Interim Payment Requests to ensure the CRL is properly communicated and retiree information is managed.
- Coordinating Individual Qualifying Covered Retiree Costs
Understand when a Plan Sponsor is required to coordinate individual retiree cost data and what is needed to report cost data.
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