RDS Spotlight

This page highlights timely information throughout the application plan year. Monitor this section for important tips and reminders from CMS' RDS Center.

CMS’ RDS Center would like to remind RDS Secure Website users that it is a violation of Federal law to share or transfer user accounts or login and password information.

CMS' RDS Center offers a number of tips for resolving errors when uploading a retiree file on the RDS Secure Website.

There are a number of conditions that must be met before Step 4: Finalize Covered Retirees can be completed.

The RDS Secure Website allows an individual to act in only one role at a time. If a Plan Sponsor wishes to assign a different role to a current user, it should keep a few things in mind.

Do you need to retrieve your RDS Secure Website Login ID, fix your email address, or enable your user account?

As part of the Plan Sponsor Agreement and in accordance with 42 C.F.R. §423.892 of Federal regulations, Plan Sponsors are required to provide CMS with notice at least 60 days prior to the anticipated effective date of a change of Plan Sponsor Name or EIN (i.e., a change of ownership).

When submitting an interim payment request, allow the RDS Secure Website several minutes to provide confirmation that the request has been submitted.

Both a Valid Initial Online Application and a Valid Initial Retiree List must be submitted prior to the expiration of the Application Deadline.

Have you recently sent CMS' RDS Center multiple retiree files for an application and are wondering when Retiree Response Files will be available? It's important to understand that CMS' RDS Center processes an application's retiree files one at a time, and in the order they are received.

Are you unable to see cost reports submitted for your application? There are a number of reasons you may not be able to view them on the RDS Secure Website.

Page last updated: February 17, 2016