Actuary Registration

User Roles:

AC

Overview

This section provides an overview of information needed to register as an Actuary.

In order for actuaries to be invited to attest an RDS application, they must first opt-in to participate in the RDS program on the American Academy of Actuaries website. Refer to American Academy of Actuaries: The Retiree Drug Subsidy Program for information on this process.

Required Registration Information

The information collected during Registration is limited to the information necessary to perform authentication, permit RDS Secure Website use, and allow the RDS Center to contact each user if necessary. Required registration information varies depending on the user role.

User Management is the responsibility of the Plan Sponsor. For data integrity and security purposes, CMS’ RDS Center does not alter registered user information on the user’s behalf.

The Actuary provides the following information during registration:

  • American Academy of Actuaries Membership Number
  • First Name
  • Middle Initial (optional)
  • Last Name
  • U.S. Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Company (optional)
  • Job Title (optional)
  • Email Address (Provided by the Account Manager)
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number (optional)
  • Mailing Address

Step-by-Step Instructions

Registration can begin after the user receives the invitation email. Follow the instructions in the invitation email to begin Registration.

From the Invitation Email sent from CMS' RDS Center:

  1. Select the link to go to the Actuary Registration page.

On the Actuary Registration page:

An * indicates a required field.

  1. *Enter your American Academy of Actuaries Membership Number.
  2. Read the User Agreement. Use the scroll bar to scroll through and view the User Agreement or select the link to view and print the User Agreement in a new window.
  3. *Select the checkbox to accept the User Agreement.
  4. Select Continue to proceed or select Cancel to terminate this process and return to the RDS Program Website homepage. (If Cancel is selected, an Exit Warning opens in a new window.)

     Select [Continue]

On the Actuary Information page:

An * indicates a required field.

  1. *Enter the First Name
  2. Enter the Middle Initial
  3. *Enter the Last Name
  4. *Enter the Social Security Number
  5. *Select the Date of Birth
  6. Enter the Company
  7. Enter the Job Title
  8. *Enter the Phone Number
  9. Enter the Fax Number
  10. *Enter Street Line 1
  11. Enter Street Line 2
  12. *Enter the City
  13. *Select the State
  14. *Enter the Zip Code
  15. Select Continue to proceed, or select Cancel to return to the Actuary Registration page.

     Select [Continue]

On the Actuary Login Information page:

An * indicates a required field.

  1. *Enter a Login ID based on the Login ID Requirements.
  2. *Enter a Password based on the Password Requirements.
  3. *Re-enter Password for verification.
  4. *Select Security Questions and enter Answers.
  5. Select Continue to proceed, or select Cancel to return to the Actuary Information page.

     Select [Continue]

On the Actuary Verification page:

  1. Review the information.
  2. Select Confirm to accept the information, select Edit to return to the Actuary Information page and make changes, or select Cancel to return to the Actuary Login Information page.

     Select [Confirm]

On the Actuary Confirmation page:

  1. Print this page for your records.
  2. Select Exit to return to the RDS Program Website homepage.

     Select [Exit]

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