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Notice Requirements for Group Health Plans—Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notices I In This Section Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notices Who Must Comply N Notice Requirements  Document  Type of Information  Provide To  Provided By  When Due Medicare Part D—Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice or Non-Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice   Notifies Medicare-eligible individuals whether the plan's prescription drug coverage is creditable coverage, meaning the coverage is expected to pay, on average, as much as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage. Note: Individuals who do not maintain creditable coverage for 63 days or longer following their initial enrollment period for Medicare Part D may be required to pay a late enrollment penalty. Accordingly, this information is essential to the decision to enroll in a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. Medicare-eligible active employees and their dependents Medicare-eligible COBRA individuals and their dependents Medicare-eligible disabled individuals covered under the prescription drug plan Any retirees and their dependents   Employers who sponsor group health plans that offer prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals Prior to the annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D that begins on Oct. 15th Prior to an individual's initial enrollment period for Medicare Part D Prior to the effective date of enrolling in the employer's prescription drug plan and upon any change that affects whether the coverage is creditable Upon request by the individual Online disclosure to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is also required annually, no later than 60 days from the beginning of a plan year, within 30 days after termination of a prescription drug plan, or within 30 days after any change in creditable coverage status. Back to Top    

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