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Employers who provide prescription drug coverage to those who are or may become eligible for Medicare Part D, must notify both plan members and CMS on whether the coverage provided is deemed “creditable” or “non-creditable” per the MMA Act of 2003. Creditable coverage means the prescription drug plan is at least as good as the Medicare drug benefit. Read more
Once again CMS and HHS will allow small employers and individual health plans another year extension of transitional (grand-mothered) coverage.  Transitional relief allows employers to continue to use their health plans that don't meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  If employers switch carriers or switch to a community rated plan, their transitional relief ends and they can no longer use their previous plan.  The new CMS extension allows transi... Read more
Although the program has been around since 2007, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued a significantly greater number of notices to employers this year expecting assistance in determining if Medicare should be primary or secondary for specific employees, during specific time frames. Read more