Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices Required Before October 15

Sponsors of group health plans that provide prescription drug coverage must notify Medicare-eligible individuals whether the coverage is creditable before October 15. The Medicare open enrollment period begins October 15 and runs through December 7.

CMS provides sample language for the notices of creditable coverage and of non-creditable coverage that plan sponsors and insurers must provide to Medicare Part D-eligible individuals covered through active employment or retirement.

For more information, visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/creditablecoverage/.

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