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Navigating RxDC Reporting for 2023

March 03, 2024 by Keenan

While it hardly seems possible, preparations are already underway for the Prescription Drug Data Collection (RxDC) for the 2023 reference year, due no later than June 1, 2024.

As was the case last year, a plan will only be able to rely on its group health carrier to file on its behalf to the extent that it has provided the necessary premium and life year information to the carrier. Carriers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have already begun sending out requests for information to group plans, some of those communications are easy to miss. Make sure you are opening all carrier correspondence, as deadlines are rapidly approaching. Please make sure you have a plan in place to respond with the needed information within your carrier’s timeline.

Carrier Submission Required Deadline


Data submission form must be completed.

March 15, 2024

Blue Shield of CA

Active groups need to fill out the intake form available on Blue Shield’s Employer Connection page upon logging in.

Terminated groups will need to fill out this intake form, using their Blue Shield group ID and following web key: #24yr23.

April 5, 2024


Premium reporting form was sent from to fully insured contract holders with a group-specific link on February 27, 2024. That link will take contract holders to a portal that is populated with the group’s specific data for them to review and validate. 

March 29, 2024


The Plan will not be requesting any data from the groups to complete plan list P2 and data file D1 on behalf of their clients.


United Healthcare/UMR/Surest

UHC clients must complete the Request for Information (RFI) tool in the employer portal. UMR and Surest released their own survey on February 16.

According to UHC, completing this UHC worksheet before signing into the RFI will simplify the process. UMR clients should use the UMR worksheet, and Surest clients should use the Surest worksheet.

80 UHC RFI is due April 10, 2024

Surest Survey is due April 10, 2024.

UMR survey is due March 31, 2024.

Sutter Health

Premium Reporting Form must be complete

March 1, 2024

Express Scripts

Complete the ESI Data Submission.

March 15, 2024