Announcements

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

Date Title
April 1, 2016 Effective Now: Change of Address for Sending an Overpayment Remittance

The address for sending an overpayment remittance to CMS' RDS Center has changed.

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.

March 16, 2016 Webinar Recap Article Now Available: RDS Program Highlights

If you were unable to attend the recent CMS’ RDS Center webinar, RDS Program Highlights, review the recap article for an overview of the information covered.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Page last updated: April 01, 2016