This variable is the dollar amount of Part D beneficiary co-payment charged by enhanced alternative plans that offer cost sharing during the deductible phase.
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)