- August 7, 2014
RDS CIG Webinar: Navigating the Application Submission Process – Register Now
Join the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar focused on navigating the Application Submission Process.
- July 29, 2014
Webinar Recap Article Now Available: Preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period
Were you unable to attend the recent RDS Community Information Group (CIG) webinar on preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period? Review the recap article now.
- June 20, 2014
RDS CIG Webinar: Preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period
Join the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar focused on preparing for the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (OEP).
- June 20, 2014
New Resource Library Available
CMS' RDS Center has created an RDS Program Website Resource Library, which gathers important program materials together into one location for quick access.
- June 20, 2014
Reminder to Mainframe Users: Electronic Transmittal Form Requirements
Reminder: Plan Sponsors and Vendors that submit retiree lists and cost reports through Mainframe are no longer required to complete a new Electronic Transmittal Form (ETF) for each new RDS application.
- June 6, 2014
RDS Welcome Kit Now Available
CMS' RDS Center is pleased to announce the release of an RDS Welcome Kit to help new Account Managers, Authorized Representatives, Actuaries, and Designees become aquainted with the RDS Program and their role-specific tasks.
- April 19, 2014
Mandatory Payment Reduction in RDS Reconciliation Payments
CMS' RDS Center has published an important document, Mandatory Payment Reduction in CMS' Retiree Drug Subsidy Reconciliation Payments, in the Featured Content section of this website.
- Interim Payments in the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program
Take this six-module training course to understand the Interim Payment Process.
- Reconciliation Overview Web-Based Training
Learn about the Reconciliation process, its business purpose, and its place in the Application Lifecycle.
- Reconciliation Toolkit
Review best practices and suggestions to help you plan for and complete Reconciliation.
- Sample Retiree File Spreadsheet
Learn how to create and upload retiree files to CMS' RDS Center on the RDS Secure Website.
- Preparing for Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period
Find out how the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (OEP) can impact your ability to receive subsidy for a covered retiree.
- Covered Retiree List and Interim Cost Reporting
Learn about the seven actions Plan Sponsors can follow when preparing Interim Payment Requests to ensure the CRL is properly communicated and retiree information is managed.
- Coordinating Individual Qualifying Covered Retiree Costs
Understand when a Plan Sponsor is required to coordinate individual retiree cost data and what is needed to report cost data.
- 9/1/2014: CMS' RDS Center Help Line Closed
- 9/12/2014 - 9/14/2014: RDS Secure Website Unavailable: Friday 8:00PM - Sunday 8:00PM Eastern Time
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