REDUCED PRESCRIPTION CARD
There is no cost to obtain the National Association of Counties (NACo) card and there is no cost to county taxpayers for participation in the program. Neither NACo nor the participating counties receive any revenue from the program. The innovative program is administered by Caremark, headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., which negotiates the discounts directly with the drug manufacturers and pharmacies within their network.
The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age or income. The program is designed to help residents who have no prescription drug insurance or need to purchase medications not covered by their insurance. A national network of more than 57,000 retail pharmacies will honor the NACo prescription discount card. There are no restrictions, no enrollment fees, and no forms to fill out to obtain a card. Residents simply pick up a brochure with the card attached in the Uintah County Human Resource office. Detach the card and it is ready for immediate use.
Users of the card will not have to pay to be a member of the program, although a $3.50 dispensing fee will be added to the cost of the prescription at the time of purchase. Even with the dispensing fee, users will save money on the cost of prescriptions. Under the program, counties may distribute the cards to whomever they like – county employees, the general population or uninsured residents. People using the card can expect a 14 percent – 35 percent discount on prescriptions depending on whether they are name brand or generics, and an even larger discount if using the mail-in service.
The following link will direct you to the National Association of Counties website where you may read the article introducing the program as well as search other articles pertaining to it.