Announcements

August 12, 2019

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.

May 6, 2019

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.

March 28, 2019

CMS' RDS Center has published a list of statuses that an application can reflect throughout the RDS Program Lifecycle.

January 8, 2019

CMS' RDS Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new videos to the RDS TV library.

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.

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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