The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program is subject to the mandatory reductions in federal spending, or sequestration, in accordance with the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (BBEDCA), as amended.
CMS' RDS Center is pleased to announce that beginning May 8, 2020, all RDS applications' Payment Frequency will be set to a maximum frequency of monthly interim payments, consistent with the general payment rules regarding timing set forth in 42 C.F.R. 423.888(b)(1).
On Monday, April 6, 2020 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 plans that end in 2021, as well as the parameters for Medicare Part D plans in 2021.
CMS' RDS Center will be reaching out to RDS Plan Sponsors so that we may better understand the needs and wants of our users. We want to hear from you, because who better to tell us what Plan Sponsors need than the Plan Sponsors themselves.
On Friday night, August 16, 2019, CMS' RDS Center will implement a Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) login requirement to access the RDS Secure Website, mandated by updated Federal security policy requirements.
On Monday, April 1, 2019 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 plans that end in 2020, as well as the parameters for Medicare Part D plans in 2020.
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).