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This variable is contained in the following files: Plan Characteristics File
SAS Name

This variable is the dollar amount of the Part D low-income subsidy (LIS) where the subsidy level is 50%.


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)