This section provides an overview of the following topics related to viewing Current Covered Retiree Counts:
Covered Retiree Counts are available on the RDS Secure Website after the RDS application is approved by CMS' RDS Center. The retiree counts are calculated from the approved retiree Subsidy Periods. The retiree counts are refreshed on a daily basis and reflect the most recent retiree data derived from the Retiree Response File and Weekly Notification Files. When Reconciliation Step 4: Finalize Covered Retirees is marked "Complete," the retiree counts are frozen and are no longer recalculated.
The Account Manager, Authorized Representative, and Designee with View/Send Receive Retiree Data privilege can view Current Covered Retiree Counts on the RDS Secure Website.
Retiree counts are displayed by application, Benefit Option, and plan month within the Benefit Option. The unique retiree count is the total number of individual Qualifying Covered Retirees (QCRs) for the entire application. The Benefit Option unique retiree count is the number of individual QCRs for the Benefit Option. The application retiree count does not match the sum of the retiree counts for the Benefit Option if a retiree is covered under more than one Benefit Option. The monthly retiree count by Benefit Option displays the number of unique QCRs for a given plan month within a Benefit Option.
This section provides step-by-step instructions to view Current Covered Retiree Counts on the RDS Secure Website.
To access the RDS Secure Website, and navigate to the Application List page, review instructions to access the RDS Secure Website.
You may choose one of the following methods for accessing the Manage Retirees page:
From the Application List page:
Select Manage Retirees from the Actions dropdown menu then select Go.
From the Application Status page:
Select the Manage Retirees link.
On the Manage Retirees page:
Select Display Current Covered Retiree Counts. The current Covered Retiree Counts page displays.
On the Current Covered Retiree Counts page:
To view the Benefit Option Unique Retiree Count and Unique Retiree Count by month, select View Monthly Counts in the Actions column of the Plan Year Retiree Count By Benefit Option table. The Benefit Option Monthly Retiree Count page displays.
On the Benefit Option Monthly Retiree Count page:
Select Continue to return to the Current Covered Retiree Counts page.