Actuary Quick Start Guide

User Roles:


Use the Actuary Quick Start Guide to assist you in your important task of attesting to the Actuarial Equivalence of the Benefit Options specified in an RDS application. This guide also directs you to information to help you maintain your RDS Secure Website user account.

User Management iconUser Account Maintenance

User Account Maintenance Resource
Resource Description
User Management – User Roles Support Tool You must maintain an active user account while participating in RDS. Refer to this section of the RDS Welcome Kit User Roles Support Tool for helpful tips for maintaining an active user account.

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Annual Plan Application iconAttesting Actuarial Equivalence

Attesting Actuarial Equivalence Resources
Resource Description
CMS' Employer & Union Retiree Drug Subsidy Page Refer to this page on for information to assist in attesting Actuarial Equivalence:
Attest Actuarial Equivalence – RDS User Guide Refer to the RDS User Guide for information about and step-by-step instructions for attesting Actuarial Equivalence in the RDS Secure Website.

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The RDS Program offers extensive support to the Plan Sponsor community, in addition to the resources referenced in this guide. To learn where to find all the information available to you, visit the How to Use This Site page.