Plans/Part D Sponsors co-branding relationships
Plans are prohibited from displaying the names and/or logos of co-branded providers on the Plan’s member identification card, unless the provider names and/or logos are related to a member’s selection of a specific provider/provider organization, (e.g., physicians, hospitals).
Part D Sponsors are prohibited from displaying the names and/or logos of co-branded providers/pharmacies on the Part D Sponsor’s member identification card. Plans/Part D Sponsors that choose to co-brand with providers/pharmacies must include on marketing materials (other than ID cards) the language in section 50.9.
Neither the Plan/Part D Sponsor nor its co-branding providers/pharmacies, whether through marketing materials or other communications, may imply that the co-branding partner is endorsed by CMS, or that its products or services are Medicare-approved.
Co-branded marketing materials must be submitted to CMS by the Plan/Part D Sponsor.
Note: Consistent with the National Council for Prescription Drug Program’s (NCPDP’s) “Pharmacy and/or Combination ID Card” standard, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) name may be included on a enrollee ID card.
Source: Health Law Blog