Announcements

November 27, 2018

CMS' RDS Center is pleased to announce the release of RDS TV, a library of on-demand training videos hosted on CMS' YouTube Channel.

November 26, 2018

CMS' RDS Center will be performing system maintenance on the RDS Secure Website from Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00PM ET through Monday, December 10, 2018 at 8:00AM ET.

November 26, 2018

Effective Monday, December 10, 2018, all RDS Vendors submitting files to CMS' RDS Center via Connect:Direct should begin using the new file location for production retiree and cost files.

November 20, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Center hosted a webinar about the upcoming Secure Website Modernization initiative and how this project will impact the RDS Program.

June 28, 2018

CMS' RDS Center recently experienced an issue with the "Retiree Response File Available" and "Weekly Notification File Available" emails.

June 6, 2018

CMS' RDS Center is changing the location to which Retiree and Cost Report files are sent via Connect:Direct.

RDS Spotlight

CMS’ RDS Center would like to remind RDS Secure Website users that it is a violation of Federal law to share or transfer user accounts or login and password information.

CMS' RDS Center offers a number of tips for resolving errors when uploading a retiree file on the RDS Secure Website.

There are a number of conditions that must be met before Step 4: Finalize Covered Retirees can be completed.

The RDS Secure Website allows an individual to act in only one role at a time. If a Plan Sponsor wishes to assign a different role to a current user, it should keep a few things in mind.

Do you need to retrieve your RDS Secure Website Login ID, fix your email address, or enable your user account?

As part of the Plan Sponsor Agreement and in accordance with 42 C.F.R. §423.892 of Federal regulations, Plan Sponsors are required to provide CMS with notice at least 60 days prior to the anticipated effective date of a change of Plan Sponsor Name or EIN (i.e., a change of ownership).

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