Reminder: Distribute Medicare Part D Notices by October 15th
The annual Medicare Part D open enrollment period for the 2013 year begins October 15, 2012 and runs through December 7th. The Medicare Part D Notice of Creditable or Non-creditable Coverage must be provided to Medicare-eligible individuals at least annually, prior to the Medicare Part D open enrollment period. This means that all Medicare Part D notices of creditable or non-creditable coverage must be provided prior to October 15, 2012. Below are links to the CMS model notices:
- Model Individual Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice Language (English or Spanish)
- Model Individual Non-Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice Language (English or Spanish)
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