Employers with health plans that provide prescription drug coverage to individuals who are eligible for Medicare Part D are subject to certain disclosure requirements. One of these requirements provides that plan sponsors must disclose to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on an annual basis and at other select times, whether the plan’s
prescription drug coverage is creditable or non-creditable.
This disclosure is required regardless of whether the health plan’s coverage is primary or secondary to Medicare. Plan sponsors are required to use the
online form on the CMS Creditable Coverage webpage to make this disclosure.
The plan sponsor must complete the online disclosure within 60 days after the beginning of the plan year. For calendar year health plans, the deadline
for the annual online disclosure is March 1 (Feb. 29 for leap years).