Coming Soon – Removal of Authorized Representative Verification Requirement

Currently, as a condition of requesting Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) payments, Plan Sponsors are required to submit an Authorized Representative Verification form to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') RDS Center acknowledging 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. In the coming months, CMS will be removing this requirement. CMS' RDS Center will provide additional information closer to the time of the change.