Indicates Whether Part D Plan Offers Free First Prescription Fill

SAS Name

This variable indicates whether the Part D plan offers a free first fill (i.e. $0 copayment) to the beneficiary for any drugs.


The CCW constructs the Plan Characteristics File from information submitted by plan sponsors to CMS’s Health Plan Management System (HPMS).

Employer and National Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) plans are waived from reporting Plan Benefit Package information.

For those plans that did not report, the value of this variable will be blank.

Source: CMS (HPMS Files)

Code Code value
Y Yes
N No
9 Not Applicable