Mercer County RX
NACo PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARD PROGRAM
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.
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
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
More than 57,000 pharmacies nationwide accept
the card, including most chain pharmacies and many independents.
Wal-Mart pharmacies participate in the program.
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
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.
program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc., a leading pharmaceutical services
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.
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.
|Greenville Senior Community
||339 E. Jamestown Rd
||College View Towers,
301 South Broad Street
||220 North Buhl Farm Dr., Hermitage, PA||724-981-7950|
|MC Area Agency on Aging Office||133 N. Pitt Street
|Keystone Blind Association||
|Community Action Partnership||75 South Dock Street
||103 Courthouse, Mercer PA||724-662-3800, ext 2512|
||601 Indiana Ave.
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