NACo PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM

FACT SHEET

What It Is:              The NACo drug discount card program helps consumers save money on their prescription medications any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. The free cards are distributed in the sponsoring county and may be used at any participating retail pharmacy. The discount card is not insurance.

 

Savings:                Savings average 20 percent; some discounts may be more, and some less, depending on the drug and quantity purchased. Cardholders are eligible for higher discounts on a three-month supply of some medications through mail service. Cardholders also can save on pet prescriptions at participating retail pharmacies.

 

Who It’s For:          The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.

 

What It Costs:        Unlike many other card programs, there is no enrollment cost or membership fee. The cardholder pays the negotiated discount price or the pharmacy’s retail price, whichever is lower. The average discount is 20 percent.

 

Participating         More than 57,000 pharmacies nationwide accept the card, including most chain pharmacies and many independents.  
Wal-Mart pharmacies participate in the program.

 

Additional Benefits:  The program has a safety feature that alerts pharmacists when one drug may conflict with another  medication the cardholder is taking, if the prescriptions were obtained with the NACo discount card.  

                              The NACo discount card program remains a useful option now that Medicare Part D has been implemented. For example, the card can be used when a Medicare Part D plan doesn’t cover a drug.

 

About Caremark:   The program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc., a leading pharmaceutical services company with broad experience in managing drug discount card programs for sponsoring clients. Caremark negotiates with pharmacies to offer a discount off their retail prices. Most pharmacies contract to participate because it draws customers to their stores. Caremark derives revenue from the program in the form of a small fee that the pharmacy pays on each transaction. The fee is a small fraction of the total transaction amount.

                             

Discount Card Details:   

Rebates:
Few manufacturers pay rebates on the discount card program. Caremark shares a portion   of the rebate with the consumer at the point of sale via an increased discount. The retail pharmacy is reimbursed for this additional discount.

                              Data Collection: Cardholder information remains confidential and is not resold to a third-party for any reason.                             

Drug Distribution: Caremark negotiates with retail pharmacies to offer discounts off retail prices at the point of purchase. Some news reports have incorrectly stated that Caremark purchases prescription drugs and distributes them to retail pharmacies.

                              

 

NACo CARD DISTRIBUTION POINTS

Greenville Senior Community Center 339 E. Jamestown Rd , Greenville PA 724-588-3155
Grove City Senior Community Center College View Towers, 301 South Broad Street , Grove City , PA 724-458-6844
McQuiston Center by the Park 29 Railroad Street , Sandy Lake , PA 724-376-3608
Shenango Valley Senior Community Center 220 North Buhl Farm Dr., Hermitage, PA 724-981-7950
MC Area Agency on Aging Office 133 N. Pitt Street , Mercer , PA 724-662-6222
Keystone Blind Association 1230 Stambaugh Ave. , Sharon , PA 724-347-5501
Community Action Partnership 75 South Dock Street , Sharon , PA 724-347-6222
Mercer County Commissioners’ Office 103 Courthouse, Mercer PA 724-662-3800, ext 2512
Shenango Valley Urban League 601 Indiana Ave. , Farrell , PA 724-981-5310

 

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Coolspring
Deer Creek
Delaware
Fairview
Findley
Hempfield
Jefferson
Lackawannock
Liberty
Otter Creek
Perry
Pymatuning
Salem
Sandy Lake
Shenango
South Pymatuning
Springfield
Sugar Grove
West Salem
Wilmington
Worth


CITIES and BOROUGHS

 

Clark
Farrell
Greenville
Grove City
Hermitage
Jackson Center
Jamestown
Mercer
New Lebanon
Sandy Lake
Sharon
Sharpsville
West Middlesex
Wheatland


Mercer County's Prescription Discount Card is a joint effort offered by 

Mercer County and the National Association of Counties (NACo).

For more information Please call Toll Free 1-877-321-2652
or visit
https://naco.advancerx.com