Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15, 2020

Medicare Part D requires group health plan sponsors to annually disclose to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) whether the health plan’s prescription drug coverage is creditable.

Plan sponsors must provide the annual disclosure notice to Medicare-eligible individuals before Oct. 15, 2020—the start date of the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D. CMS has provided model disclosure notices for employers to use.

There are no specific penalties associated with this notice requirement, but failing to provide the notice may be detrimental to employees. Medicare beneficiaries who are not covered by creditable prescription drug coverage and do not enroll in Medicare Part D when first eligible will likely pay higher premiums if they enroll at a later date. Direct questions to OMA Connections Partner One Source Advisors. 9/1/2020