Plan sponsors have 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 2018 year begins October 15, 2017 and runs through December 7, 2017.
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 within the 12-month period ending on October 15, 2017.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provide model language that can be tailored by plan sponsors to satisfy their notice obligation:
- 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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