September 12, 2013

Don’t forget to distribute Medicare Part D Notices by October 15th

Plan sponsors are currently inundated with many disclosure obligations, especially those required by the Affordable Care Act.  On top of those required disclosures, there remains an annual obligation to provide the Medicare Part D creditable notices to Medicare-eligible individuals. 

The annual Medicare Part D open enrollment period for the 2014 year begins October 15, 2013 and runs through December 7, 2013. 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, 2013.

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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