June 29, 2022

CMS’ RDS Center has updated a variety of resources on the RDS Public Website to remind and reinforce with Plan Sponsors the RDS Secure Website user roles that are required to submit a timely RDS application. 

June 28, 2022

CMS’ RDS Center has updated a wide variety of resources on the RDS Public Website with additional information about maintaining active user accounts, Secure Website login support, and CMS’ RDS Center’s Virtual Help Desk policies.

June 23, 2022

CMS' RDS Center will be performing system maintenance on the RDS Secure Website on Friday, June 24, 2022 beginning at 8:00PM ET and concluding Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:00AM ET. The Secure Website will be available but file processing will be impacted. 

June 16, 2022

This is a reminder that the sequestration suspension period ended on March 31, 2022. A one percent (1%) mandatory payment reduction is being applied to the calculated Subsidy Amounts for final costs incurred in all plan months between April 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022. The two percent (2%) mandatory payment reduction will continue to be applied in all plan months prior to May 1, 2020, and in all plan months after June 30, 2022, through the first day of Fiscal Year 2030.

April 18, 2022

The wait is over! The modernized RDS Secure Website was launched on Friday, April 15 and is now LIVE!

April 12, 2022

On Thursday, April 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Center hosted The RDS Secure Website Modernization Launch Webinar Re-Watch Party about the upcoming Secure Website Modernization initiative that goes live in the evening of April 15, 2022, and how this project will impact the RDS Program. CMS’ RDS Center has published both a recording and a transcript of the Webinar.

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The Secure Website Modernization page is a library of information that offers support and reference materials to RDS Secure Website users for the new design of the RDS Secure Website.

You are invited to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Event: The New RDS Secure Website Launch Webinar on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This event is intended for all RDS participants with active Secure Website accounts. During the webinar, CMS’ RDS Center will discuss the major enhancements and modifications being introduced with the release of the new RDS Secure Website, currently scheduled to go live early in 2022. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Center has an exciting announcement for the user community: In the evening of Friday, April 15th, 2022, we are launching a brand new RDS Secure Website redesign! In preparation for the new Secure Website launch, CMS’ RDS Center will continue to provide users with up-to-date information.

The RDS Quick Start Guides page is a library of one-page process diagrams illustrating how to complete various tasks within the RDS Secure Website. The first two Quick Start Guide entries address activating and resetting Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for your RDS Secure Website user account.

Activating and maintaining Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for your RDS Secure Website user account is critical to ensuring your Plan Sponsor meets its Application and Reconciliation Deadlines and experiences all the benefits of participating in the RDS Program. If you have a new device that you need to sync to the RDS Secure Website, or your current MFA is no longer working, you’ll need to reset MFA. For detailed guidance on how to reset MFA, refer to the instructions associated with the type of device you are using.

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.

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