PRESS RELEASE April 3, 2008 New Drug Discount Plan to Relieve Financial Stress at the Pharmacy Counter:
Greene County Adopts NACo Prescription Drug Card Discount Plan, Residents to save average of 20%.
WAYNESBURG, PA The Greene County Commissioners announced today that the County is adopting a discount card program to help residents cope with the high cost of prescription drugs.
Greene County is making free prescription drug cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers average savings of 20% off the retail price of commonly prescrived drugs ...
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Americans are paying more for prescription drugs than ever before. Without prescription coverage, staying healthy can come at a high price. With the Greene County Prescription Discount Card provided to you in a joint effort with the National Association of Counties (NACo), you can save money on many of your prescription purchases!
Any Greene County resident without prescription coverage can use this program. Even if you have insurance for prescription drugs, you may still benefit from the discount card, since it may save you money on prescription drugs your existing plan does not cover.
Everyone is eligible!
No income requirements!
No age requirements!
Unlimited use for the whole family!
Average savings of 20%!
You do NOT need to be a Medicare beneficiary to enroll in the program
Use it any time your prescription is not covered by insurance
Prescription Discount Card pick-up locations:
The RX Cards are available at the following local locations within Greene County between the Hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday:
Commissioners Office, 3rd Floor, County Office Building,
93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-852-5210
Human Resources Office, 3rd Floor, County Office Building,
93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-852-5200
Bowlby Public Library, 311 North West Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Flenniken Public Library, 102 East George Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320
The prescription discount card is accepted at more than 60,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including many of the leading chains. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate, visit www.caremark.com/naco and search using the ‘Locate a Pharmacy’ (use the fourth link under ‘Quick Links’) function or call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.
Local Participating Pharmacies:
The following local locations within Greene County are currently participating pharmacies:
RITE AID PHARMACY 1440 E HIGH STREET, WAYNESBURG, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-9849
MCCRACKEN PHARMACY INC 595 E. HIGH STREET, WAYNESBURG, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-5454
CVS PHARMACY 3161 MOUNT MORRIS ROAD, WAYNESBURG, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-8108
GIANT EAGLE PHARMACY 100 SUGAR RUN ROAD, WAYNESBURG, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-5456
WALGREENS 1395 E. HIGH STREET, WAYNESBURG, PA 15370 Phone: 724-852-5171
About the Greene County Prescription Discount Card:
Valuable. Save an average of 20% off the pharmacy’s regular price on all commonly prescribed prescriptions and an average savings of 50% on 90-day supplies of select generics through mail service. Savings are also available on high-tech and injectable drugs through our specialty pharmacy.
Easy. There are no claim forms to fill out and no annual fee to pay.
Convenient. More than 59,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid and Walgreens, all right here in the Greene County!
For more information:
Call Toll-Free at 1-877-321-2652 or visit www.caremark.com/naco OR locally at the Greene County Human Resources office (address & phone numbers above). Pick up your card and start saving today!
PRESS RELEASE May 22, 2008 Commissioners Announce the Rollout Date for NACo Prescription Discount Card Program At their regular Commissioners meeting on May 22, 2008, the Greene County Commissioners announced that the NACo Prescription Discount Cards had been received and are now available for Greene County residents. According to Chairman Pam Snyder, the program continues to grow rapidly with over 1,012 Counties participating nationwide. The program has filled at least 8 million prescriptions and saved Americans over $89 million. Participants can use their card anytime a prescription is not covered under their insurance. There are no limits to amounts of times you can use the card, no income requirements and can apply to the entire family. The Program officially starts on June 15, 2008.
The Cards are available at the following locations within Greene County: Commissioners Office, Find-Out-(Fort Jackson Building), Bowlby Public Library, Flenniken Public Library and the Hughes House.
This plan is not insurance; it is a prescription discount program. The card provides immediate discounts at the pharmacy. Upon presenting the card to the pharmacist, the participant will pay the lower of a discounted price or the pharmacy’s regular retail price. Most major retail pharmacy chains accept your prescription discount card as well as local pharmacies. While savings on each prescription may vary, this program saves an average of 20 percent off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, participants may save even more through mail service by choosing from the list of select medications.
For more information about the program you can call the program directly at 1-877-321-2652 or visit the caremark.com/naco website.
Calls are being taken locally at the information desk at 724-852-5399 or 1-888-852-5399 or go to the County website to locate a local participating area pharmacy www.co.greene.pa.us.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does the program cost? Your prescription discount card is provided to you free of charge by the county.
Does everyone in my family need an individual card? No. Everyone in the family may use the same card if desired.
Can I use this card to get discounts on my pet's medication(s)? Yes, if your pet has been prescribed a medication that is also used to treat a human condition, you may receive a discount on the medication by taking the prescription to a participating retail pharmacy.
I just received my card. Can I use it right away? Yes, just use your card to start saving immediately. Present your prescription discount card at a participating retail pharmacy when you fill or refill your prescriptions.
I’ve lost my card. How can I get a replacement? Please visit www.caremark.com/naco to print a live ID card or call toll-free 1-877-321-2652.
How is this prescription discount program different from traditional prescription insurance? This is not insurance; it is a prescription discount program. The card provides immediate discounts at the pharmacy. Upon presenting your card to the pharmacist, you will pay the lower of a discounted price or the pharmacy’s regular retail price. There are no claim forms to fill out and no limit to the number of times you can use the card. These discounts are available only at participating retail pharmacies.
Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs? Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.
Can I still use my prescription discount card if I sign up for a Medicare prescription plan? Yes, you can use your prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or any other insurance.
Should I use my prescription discount card during my deductible and coverage gap periods for covered medications? No. Only use your prescription discount card to purchase non-covered medications.
Can I use my prescription discount card in addition to my Medicare prescription plan and get additional discounts? No. You need to present either your Medicare prescription plan card or your prescription discount card. Only use your prescription discount card when purchasing medications not covered by your Medicare prescription plan.
I’m not going to sign up for a Medicare prescription plan. Can I still use my prescription discount card? Yes, you can continue to use your prescription discount card just as you do today.
Which pharmacies accept the card? The prescription discount card is accepted at more than 60,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including many of the leading chains. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate, visit www.caremark.com/naco and search using the ‘Locate a Pharmacy’ (use the fourth link under ‘Quick Links’) function or call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399 Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370