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RDS Reimagined: Take a Sneak Peek!

We’re redesigning the RDS Secure Website and will launch the new site in EARLY 2022! Please watch our short Sneak Peek videos to preview the new site and some of the new features.

RDS Reimagined: New Secure Website Coming April 15th!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Center has an exciting announcement for the user community: In the evening of Friday, April 15th, 2022, we are launching a brand new RDS Secure Website redesign! In preparation for the new Secure Website launch, CMS’ RDS Center will continue to provide users with up-to-date information.

The New RDS Secure Website Launch Webinar

You are invited to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Event: The New RDS Secure Website Launch Webinar on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This event is intended for all RDS participants with active Secure Website accounts. During the webinar, CMS’ RDS Center will discuss the major enhancements and modifications being introduced with the release of the new RDS Secure Website, currently scheduled to go live early in 2022. 

Secure Website Modernization

The Secure Website Modernization page is a library of information that offers support and reference materials to RDS Secure Website users for the new design of the RDS Secure Website.

The New RDS Secure Website Launch Webinar

You are invited to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Event: The New RDS Secure Website Launch Webinar on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This event is intended for all RDS participants with active Secure Website accounts. During the webinar, CMS’ RDS Center will discuss the major enhancements and modifications being introduced with the release of the new RDS Secure Website, currently scheduled to go live early in 2022. 

RDS Reimagined: New Secure Website Coming April 15th!

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Center has an exciting announcement for the user community: In the evening of Friday, April 15th, 2022, we are launching a brand new RDS Secure Website redesign! In preparation for the new Secure Website launch, CMS’ RDS Center will continue to provide users with up-to-date information.

RDS to Discontinue Support of Internet Explorer in Early 2022

Beginning on January 9th, 2022, CMS’ RDS Center will no longer support the Internet Explorer (IE) desktop application (browser). Google Chrome is now the default CMS browser.

Recap Article Now Available: Webinar Listening Session: Secure Website Modernization – Annual Plan Application & Payment Setup Demonstration

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS') Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Center hosted a Listening Session Webinar about the upcoming Secure Website Modernization initiative and how this project will impact the RDS Program. Demonstrations of the many of the new pages were presented to participants. Polling questions were asked to capture user feedback on the updated design and on the various educational support materials present in the Resource Library.

Recruiting Volunteers for Usability Testing of the Modernized Secure Website

CMS wants to hear from you! We are currently recruiting volunteers for the next phase of the Secure Website modernization: 2021 User Acceptance Testing. If you are a current RDS participant with an active Secure Website account, you actively use the Reconciliation process within the Secure Website, and are interested in participating, please review the material below and email CMS’ RDS Center by Monday, August 9, 2021 to express your interest in volunteering for the initiative. 

7/8/21 System Maintenance Notification

CMS' RDS Center will be performing system maintenance on the RDS Secure Website on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 8:00PM ET through 9:00PM ET.