Launched in 2004 as a 17-county pilot program, the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with CVS Caremark, introduced the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card program. The program, offered exclusively to families residing in any participating NACo-member county, provides a discount on commonly prescribed medications for those that do not have prescription drug insurance. The NACo Prescription Discount Card program offers an array of benefits including:
- It’s Free
No cost to the county, no cost to taxpayers. The discounts are negotiated directly with participating pharmacies.
- Valuable discounts for all family members and no limits on use
Average savings of 24%, and even some pet prescriptions are covered for medications that also treat a human condition.
- Generates goodwill
County officials are able to generate some positive media publicity.
- Easy access
Residents obtain their card, either electronically or printed, and can use it immediately at any participating pharmacy. Nine out of 10 pharmacies participate in the program
- It’s simple
Program startup is easy and county promotion and administration is simple
Program marketing materials are provided at no cost to the county
To learn more about the NACo Prescription Discount Card, click.