The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage. An estimated 100% percent of the county’s pharmacies will accept the NACo card, and a national network of more than 57,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor it.
"The NACo prescription discount card offers significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured residents of our county, and even those fortunate to have prescription coverage may use the card to save money on drugs that are not covered by their health plan," said Judge David Gallagher. "Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program."
There is no cost to county taxpayers for NACo and Fulton County to make these money-saving cards available to residents. These cards can be obtained at the Judge/Executive's office in both the Hickman and Fulton locations, as well as the health departments and various locations throughout the county.
Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy, a cardholder will simply present it at a participating pharmacy. 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.
The discount card program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,066 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. For more information about NACo, visit www.naco.org.