Larimer County Rolls Out Prescription Drug Discount Card
Discount Cards Offering Average Savings Of 20 Percent Off Retail Price
The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today launched a prescription discount card program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescription drugs. As announced last March, the County is making free prescription drug discount cards available under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) that offers average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs.
The cards are now available at the Larimer County Courthouse Offices Building – 200 West Oak St., Fort Collins: Citizen Information Center-1st floor; Commissioners Office -2nd floor; and, Workforce Center-5th floor. County Offices in Loveland and Estes Park as well as numerous agencies, libraries and other locations throughout the County will be receiving cards over the next two weeks. Please check the web site for location updates:www.larimer.org/rxcard
The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage, and are accepted at pharmacies throughout Larimer County.
To find a pharmacy and get further information, just go to: www.caremark.com/naco or call 1-877-321-2652, toll free. A national network of more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies also will honor the NACo prescription discount card.
The prescription discount card offers significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured residents of Larimer County, and even those with coverage can use the card to save money on drugs that are not covered by their health plan. The card is free. Here are some guidelines:
• The card can be used for prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.
• This is not an insurance program.
• Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program.
• There is no limit to the frequency or number of times the card can be used.
• Use the card for pet medications when those medications are also prescribed for humans.
• There is no enrollment form and no membership fee.
• To use the NACo prescription discount card just present it at a participating pharmacy.
And lastly, the only cost to county taxpayers for the program is the time it took to distribute cards and provide information. Again, the web site address is: www.larimer.org/rxcard. Larimer County has received 70,000 cards printed in English and 10,000 cards printed in Spanish.
The discount card program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc.