Announcements

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

Date Title
September 18, 2014 Updated RDS User Guide Now Available

The RDS User Guide has been restructured to streamline your experience in locating the information you need to complete your program tasks.

September 18, 2014 Webinar Recap Article Now Available: Navigating the Application Submission Process

If you were unable to attend the recent RDS Community Information Group (CIG) webinar on navigating the Application Submission Process, review the recap article for an overview of the information covered.

August 7, 2014 RDS CIG Webinar: Navigating the Application Submission Process

Join the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar focused on navigating the Application Submission Process.

July 29, 2014 Webinar Recap Article Now Available: Preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period

Were you unable to attend the recent RDS Community Information Group (CIG) webinar on preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period? Review the recap article now.

June 20, 2014 RDS CIG Webinar: Preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period

Join the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar focused on preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (OEP).

June 20, 2014 New Resource Library Available

CMS' RDS Center has created an RDS Program Website Resource Library, which gathers important program materials together into one location for quick access.

June 20, 2014 Reminder to Mainframe Users: Electronic Transmittal Form Requirements

Reminder: Plan Sponsors and Vendors that submit retiree lists and cost reports through Mainframe are no longer required to complete a new Electronic Transmittal Form (ETF) for each new RDS application.

June 6, 2014 RDS Welcome Kit Now Available

CMS' RDS Center is pleased to announce the release of an RDS Welcome Kit to help new Account Managers, Authorized Representatives, Actuaries, and Designees become aquainted with the RDS Program and their role-specific tasks.

April 19, 2014 Cost Threshold and Cost Limit Amounts for Plan Years Ending in 2015, and the Parameters for Medicare Part D Plans in 2015

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Cost Threshold and Cost Limit amounts that apply to Plan Sponsors participating in CMS' Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program, with qualified prescription drug years that end in 2015, as well as the parameters for Medicare Part D plans in 2015.

April 19, 2014 Mandatory Payment Reduction in RDS Reconciliation Payments

CMS' RDS Center has published an important document, Mandatory Payment Reduction in CMS' Retiree Drug Subsidy Reconciliation Payments, in the Featured Content section of this website.

Page last updated: April 01, 2016