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Reminder: Medicare Part D Notice to Employees Deadline Is October 14, 2022

September 13, 2022

Employers must notify individuals who are eligible to participate in their medical plan whether the plan's prescription drug coverage is "creditable" or "non-creditable" as compared to Medicare Part D coverage.

As a reminder, the Medicare Part D notice of creditable coverage should be distributed to employees by October 14, 2022. This notice serves to inform Medicare-eligible individuals of whether or not their employer group coverage is creditable. That information is necessary to help such individuals avoid paying higher premiums (also known as late enrollment penalties) for Medicare Part D coverage.

Employers should consult with their service providers to determine whether their coverage is creditable using either the simplified determination method or actuarial analysis. Also, keep in mind that CMS provides a model notice for employers.

For further information, please ask your advisor for a copy of our "Medicare Part D Disclosures: A Guide for Employers" white paper.