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September 21, 2023

Medicare Part D Notification Requirements

Medicare Part D Notification Requirements Employers that provide prescription drug benefits are required to notify Medicare-eligible individuals annually as to whether the employer-provided benefit is creditable or non-creditable so that these individuals can decide whether or not to delay Part D enrollment. Also, the employer must annually notify CMS as to whether or not the employer plan is creditable.
August 23, 2023

Plans Encouraged to ExtendSpecial Enrollment for Medicaid and CHIP

On July 20, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) and the Departments of Labor (“DOL”) and the Treasury (collectively, “the Departments”) issued a letter to employers, plan sponsors and carriers encouraging that they allow additional time to enroll in employer-sponsored health plans for individuals who have lost Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (“CHIP”) coverage due to Medicaid resuming normal eligibility and enrollment procedures and operations.
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