Compliance Alerts

Medicare Part D notices

Deadline:

October 14,2019

Applicability:

Group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals eligible for Medicare Part D

Description

Employers with group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage must notify Medicare Part D-eligible individuals by Oct. 14 of each year about whether the drug coverage is at least as good as Medicare Part D coverage (in other words, whether their prescription drug coverage is “creditable” or “non-creditable”).

If a health plan’s open enrollment period begins on or before Oct. 14, the Medicare Part D notice may be included in the plan’s open enrollment materials. Model disclosure notices are available on CMS’ website.