Like many employers, you are likely focused on implementing open enrollment for next year. However, the end-of year notice season is rapidly approaching, and the Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice is first on the list. The notice deadline for Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage is October 15th, which is only a few weeks away. You must issue this notice to all individuals enrolled or seeking to enroll in your plan who are eligible for Medicare Part D, including spouses and dependents. The notice is intended to inform participants whether or not your plan’s prescription drug coverage is expected to cover, on average, as much as the standard Medicare Part D plan. The CMS website has a customizable notice for both creditable and non-creditable coverage, so pull a copy now, enter your plan’s information, and make sure you send the notice before the October 15th deadline.