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Important Reconciliation Deadline Information

A Plan Sponsor is required to complete Reconciliation or submit a final payment request for each application for which a Plan Sponsor is seeking subsidy. The Reconciliation process must be completed using the RDS Secure Website by the Reconciliation Deadline specified in the following table.

Plan Sponsors that fail to meet the Reconciliation Deadline will not be granted any additional time to complete Reconciliation (CMS will not provide a longer time limit and no Plan Sponsor requests for Reconciliation Deadline Extensions will be considered).

For Plan Sponsors that fail to meet the Reconciliation Deadline for a given application and have received interim payments for that application, the sum of those payments will become overpayments and CMS will initiate immediate overpayment recovery action. Plan Sponsors that fail to meet the Reconciliation Deadline for a given application and have not received interim payments for that application will not be eligible for any subsidy payments for that application. CMS' decision whether or not to afford additional time for Reconciliation or to deny a request for extension of the Reconciliation Deadline is not subject to Appeal.

Note: Once the Authorized Representative completes Reconciliation: Review and Submit Reconciliation Payment Request in the RDS Secure Website, the page refreshes to display a Success Message stating that Reconciliation has been completed for the application. CMS' RDS Center strongly recommends that you print that page for your records.

The following table provides Reconciliation Deadlines for applications with RDS Plan Years that end on any day within the specified month. To use this table, look for the month in which your RDS Plan Year ends to see the corresponding Reconciliation Deadline.

Obtaining Support for Upcoming Deadlines

CMS’ RDS Center strongly encourages all Plan Sponsors to complete your application submissions in advance of your Application Deadlines and Reconciliation Deadlines. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your applications! 

CMS’ RDS Center operates in the Eastern Time Zone. As soon as an issue is identified, contact CMS’ RDS Center as soon as possible. A response to your inquiry shall be provided within 24 business hours from when it was received by CMS’ RDS Center; support is not guaranteed the same business day. When an inquiry is sent to the RDS Center during weekends or holidays, a response shall be provided within 24 business hours from the start of the next business day following receipt of the inquiry. 

IMPORTANT: When a user account becomes locked after multiple failed login attempts for any reason—invalid Login ID, Password, or MFA code, or any combination of these—

  • CMS’ RDS Center is prohibited by Federal Security Regulations to identify which login requirements were entered incorrectly.
  • The user is now required to change their password
  • Passwords can be changed five (5) times in a 24-hour period.
  • If a user changes their password the maximum five (5) times and then locks their account again on the same day, the user cannot change their password to unlock their account until 24 hours have passed.

Due to security reasons, the RDS Center does not have the authority to unlock accounts for Secure Website users. As a result, the 24 hours IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING a deadline can be very difficult to obtain remediation regarding account login issues, potentially resulting in a missed deadline and possible loss of subsidy. 

Upcoming RDS Reconciliation Deadlines
Plan Year End Date Reconciliation Deadline
October 2022 January 31, 2024
November 2022 February 29, 2024
December 2022 April 1, 2024
January 2023 April 30, 2024
February 2023 May 31, 2024
March 2023 July 1, 2024
April 2023 July 31, 2024
May 2023 September 3, 2024
June 2023 September 30, 2024
July 2023 October 31, 2024
August 2023 December 2, 2024
September 2023 December 31, 2024
October 2023 January 31, 2025
November 2023 February 28, 2025
December 2023 March 31, 2025

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