Medicare Part D Notice Reminder
The Annual Notice Deadline is October 14, 2019
Employer group health plans that include prescription drug coverage must provide a Medicare Part D creditable and/or non-creditable coverage notice (“Notice”), as applicable, each year to all Medicare-eligible employees and dependents before the annual October 15th Medicare Part D enrollment period. The purpose of this annual Notice is to notify Medicare beneficiaries whether or not their employer’s prescription drug coverage is at least as good as Medicare’s prescription drug coverage, in order to help them decide whether to enroll in Medicare Part D.
Employers should review their prescription drug coverage to determine creditable coverage status and distribute the appropriate Notice on or before October 14th. If a plan has multiple benefit options providing prescription drug coverage, the test must be applied separately for each benefit option.