Compliance Bulletin: Annual Medicare Part D Notices Are Due by Oct. 15, 2019
Group health plan sponsors must provide the annual Medicare Part D creditable coverage disclosure notices to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2019 – the start date of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. The attached Compliance Bulletin summarizes the requirement to provide Medicare Part D notices, including the upcoming deadline, the availability of model notices and permissible ways to deliver the notices.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided two model notices (see attached) for employers to use:
- A Model Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice; and
- A Model Non-Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice.
These model notices are also available in Spanish on the CMS website.
Employers are also required to provide a disclosure of creditable coverage status to CMS on an annual basis. Below is the link to the CMS Disclosure Form, which can be completed online.
If you have any questions regarding the disclosure requirements, please contact Gina Socha with Stellar Benefits Group at 440-991-1249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.