Authorized Representative Verification Requirement Removed

Previously, in order to receive Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) payment, Plan Sponsors were required to submit an Authorized Representative Verification Form to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to verify that the Authorized Representative listed on the application has the legal authority to bind the Plan Sponsor to the terms of the Plan Sponsor Agreement.

Effective immediately, CMS has removed this requirement. New or existing Authorized Representatives that are assigned to an application are no longer required to be verified in order for a Plan Sponsor to receive payment.

If you have questions or need additional information, contact CMS' RDS Center.