Indicates Whether Part D Plan Offers Reduced Deductible Amount

SAS Name

This variable indicates whether the plan offers reduced cost sharing in the deductible phase of the Part D benefit.


This variable applies ONLY to the Enhanced Alternative Plans that offer reduced costsharing (i.e., where variable called REDUCED_COST_SHARE='Y').

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