The Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (October 15 - December 7) is quickly approaching. OEP can have a significant impact on your ability to receive subsidy for a covered retiree. Prepare now by learning how to reduce the impact of OEP on your RDS Qualifying Covered Retirees (QCRs).
The following resources are available on the RDS Program Website to assist the Plan Sponsor community in understanding how OEP affects QCRs, as well as what actions can be taken to ensure subsidy is maximized:
- Technical Article - Preparing for Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period: This technical article provides an overview of the actions Plan Sponsors should take to prepare for OEP.
- Recap Article - July 2014 CMS' RDS CIG Webinar: Preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period: This recap article offers examples of how OEP affects QCRs, tips to help reduce the impact of OEP, and links to resources related to RDS retiree management.
If you have questions or need additional information, contact CMS' RDS Center.