Release of CY 2021 model templates for Final Annual Notice of Change, Evidence of Coverage, LIS rider, Part D Explanation of Benefits, formularies, transition notice, provider directory, pharmacy directory, member identification card and other MMP-specific models. Plans are able to begin uploading these documents for CMS review in July.[i]
[i] To help ensure that these documents represent state policies regarding Medicare-Medicaid integration and accurately describe Medicaid benefits, states may want to review draft templates before plans submit them to CMS.
Release of state-specific marketing guidance for MMPs.
Part D national average monthly bid amount (NAMBA) and the Part D regional low-income premium subsidy amounts released.
MA organizations that receive, on or before this date, a termination notice from CMS with an effective date of December 31, 2020, must issue notices to their Medicare enrollees at least 90 days prior to the effective date of the termination.
D-SNPs notified by CMS of final determinations of integration status and sanctions based on CY 2021 SMACs.
CMS fully executes MA and PDP contracts with plans.
Deadline for all MA, MA-PD, MMP, PDP, and cost-based plans (including those not offering Part D and those that do offer Part D) to send the standardized Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and LIS rider to current enrollees.
MA and Medicare Part D marketing begins for CY 2021.
Deadline by which enrollees of non-renewing PDPs, MA plans, MA-PD plans, MMPs, and cost-based plans must receive final personalized beneficiary non-renewal notification letters.
CY 2021 Medicare Part C and D Star Ratings released on or around October 8, 2020.