Announcements

Check this page often for news about important program updates, training opportunities, and educational information.

Date Title
March 16, 2016 Upcoming Change of Address for Sending an Overpayment Remittance

In the coming weeks, the address for sending an overpayment remittance to CMS’ RDS Center will be changing.

February 17, 2016 CMS’ RDS Webinar: RDS Program Highlights

Join CMS' RDS Center on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time for the RDS Program Highlights webinar.

December 19, 2015 Now Available: New RDS Secure Website Functionality and Communications

On November 11, 2015, CMS' RDS Center announced upcoming changes to the RDS Secure Website and in the communications process when making payments.

November 11, 2015 Coming Soon – New RDS Secure Website Functionality and Communications

CMS' RDS Center will soon be implementing changes to the RDS Secure Website and in the communications process when making payments.

November 11, 2015 New RDS Common Questions Category: Top Plan Sponsor Questions

CMS' RDS Center has added a list of Top Plan Sponsor Questions to the Common Questions section of the RDS Program Website.

September 4, 2015 Meet Your 2016 Application Deadline: Tips for Success

September and October are the busiest months for RDS Plan Sponsors preparing their annual applications.

August 15, 2015 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.

July 17, 2015 Prepare Now - Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (OEP) is Approaching

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.

July 17, 2015 Maintain Active User Accounts to Receive Payment

CMS' RDS Center will not make payments to a Plan Sponsor if the Authorized Representative or Account Manager has an inactive RDS Secure Website user account.

June 11, 2015 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.

Page last updated: April 01, 2016