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Reconciliation

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Reconciliation

Within 15 months after the application Plan Year End Date, Plan Sponsors complete Reconciliation to finalize their application’s Covered Retiree List and submit final cost data to CMS' RDS Center. If the Plan Sponsor did not select an Interim Payment Frequency, it must use the Reconciliation process to request its annual payment. NOTE: Beginning May 8, 2020, all current and future RDS applications’ Payment Frequency will be set to a maximum frequency of monthly interim payments, consistent with the general payment rules regarding timing set forth in 42 C.F.R. 423.888(b)(1). Although 12 interim payment requests are permitted, a Plan Sponsor may choose to submit fewer than 12 interim payment requests, or forego interim payments and instead choose to submit one final payment request during Reconciliation as described in 42 C.F.R. 423.888(b)(2)(ii). Please refer to Important Enhancement to RDS Payment Frequency for important details.

Note: Are you a Plan Sponsor working with a Vendor, or are you a Vendor representative new to the RDS Program? The RDS Welcome Kit offers the following Vendor-related materials:

Select a topic for more information to complete Reconciliation tasks: