Indicates Whether Part D Plan Offers Reduced Cost-Sharing

SAS Name

This variable indicates whether the plan offers reduced Part D cost-sharing as part of its supplemental Part D benefit.


This variable applies to Enhanced Alternative Plans ONLY.

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