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Reminder: Medicare Part D Notices Are Due Before Oct. 15

General News|Sep 23, 2019

Requirement Applies to Employers that Offer Prescription Drug Coverage

Employers who sponsor group health plans that offer prescription drug coverage to Medicare-eligible individuals must provide a Medicare Part D Creditable or Non-Creditable Coverage Notice to those individuals before October 15.

These notices inform Medicare-eligible individuals whether the plan’s prescription drug coverage is expected to pay, on average, as much as the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage (meaning it is “creditable”).

For more information on this notice requirement, including links to downloadable model notices, click here.

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Jessica Cheney

Jessica Cheney

Jessica Cheney is the Vice President of Benefits for Arcwood Consulting. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our clients from quoting, onboarding, renewal, compliance and ensuring we are meeting and exceeding our client and company goals. Her vast knowledge of the industry and employers allows her to oversee the processes and ensure our clients’ needs are met. Jessica began her career in 1993 at BlueCross and BlueShield of Arizona and then joined Black Gould and Associates, a large general agency where she worked with carriers, agents and clients implementing and servicing large employers. Jessica joined Arcwood in 2005. In addition to holding her Accident/Health and Life Producer license she has the REBC (Registered Employee Benefits Consultant) designation and certifications in HIPAA (Privacy and Security), Benefits Account Management, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Self-Funding, Voluntary Worksite and Wellness. Jessica also serves as President on the board of the Greater Phoenix Association of Health Underwriters (GPAHU). Personally, Jessica, being an Arizona native enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, camping and attending sporting events with her family.