- November 21, 2014
New 180-Day Login and Password Change Requirements and User Account Self-Service
Several important changes for RDS Secure Website users are now in effect. Review this announcement for information about new 180-day login and Password change requirements, as well as ways in which you can now control your user account.
- October 31, 2014
RDS CIG Webinar: The Road to Reconciliation – Register Now
Join the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Community Information Group (CIG) on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webinar focused on The Road to Reconciliation.
- October 17, 2014
New Common Questions and RDS Spotlight
More than 200 Common Questions have been posted on the RDS Program Website. Additionally, a new RDS Spotlight section has been added to the homepage.
- September 18, 2014
Updated RDS User Guide Now Available
The RDS User Guide has been restructured to streamline your experience in locating the information you need to complete your program tasks.
- September 18, 2014
Webinar Recap Article Now Available: Navigating the Application Submission Process
If you were unable to attend the recent RDS Community Information Group (CIG) webinar on navigating the Application Submission Process, review the recap article for an overview of the information covered.
- 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.
- Why are you asked to verify your email address?
RDS Secure Website users may now be asked to verify their email address after submitting information on the RDS Secure Website Validate Person Information page or the Login page.
- Need Help With Retiree Files?
Are you having trouble creating and uploading your retiree lists or understanding your response and notification files? CMS' RDS Center has the tools to help.
- Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (OEP) Is Here
The Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Period (October 15 - December 7) can have a significant impact on your ability to receive subsidy for a covered retiree.
- Ensure You Receive RDS Emails
CMS' RDS Center's official means of communication to the Plan Sponsor is through email. Ensure you receive important emails such as deadline reminders and application approval notifications.
- New to RDS? Get the RDS Welcome Kit
Are you a new Account Manager, Authorized Representative, Actuary, or Designee? Check out the RDS Welcome Kit to get acquainted with the RDS Program and your role-specific tasks.
- Entering Organization Name When Creating a Plan Sponsor Account
When entering the Plan Sponsor's organization name when creating a Plan Sponsor Account in the RDS Secure Website, keep in mind that the Organization Name field allows a maximum of 50 characters, including spaces.
- 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.
- 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.