A discount card program is now available to help Oahu residents cope with the high cost of prescription drugs. At no cost to residents, Prescription Discount Cards are made possible via a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo).
Caremark Rx, Inc. administers the discount card program. These cards can be used by anyone regardless of age, income or existing health coverage and offers an average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of medications. Using the prescription discount card is easy.
There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use. Cardholders and their family members can simply use the card when their prescriptions are not covered by insurance. It offers significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured. For people with prescription coverage, the card can be used on drugs that not covered by their health plan.
Save on prescriptions for pets, too! If a pet is prescribed a medicine that is also used to treat human conditions, an owner may use the Prescription Discount Card. The process is the same as for any prescription purchased through the program. The pet owner simply presents the card with a veterinarian's prescription at a participating pharmacy. Also, the pricing works the same way as the pet owner will pay either a discounted price or the retail pharmacies regular price, whichever is lower.
Cards are accepted at retail pharmacies that are part of the nation-wide Caremark network (over 59,000 stores in 50 states).
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.