NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card
Shoshone County is part of the NACo prescription discount drug card program to help ALL County residents deal with the high cost of prescription drugs. The free Prescription Drug Discount Card, sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and CVS Caremark, allows any county resident to save an average of 22 percent off the retail price of prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, including pet medications.
The NACo prescription discount card offers significant savings for the uninsured or underinsured residents of Shoshone County. Those with existing prescription drug coverage either through individual insurance plans or Medicare can use the card to save money on medication not covered under their insurance plans. Any Shoshone County resident, regardless of age, income or existing medical conditions is eligible for the program. To enroll, simly pick up a discount card either at the Shoshone County Courthouse or a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form or membership fee, and one card will cover an entire family - even the family pet!
There is no cost to you or to Shoshone County to participate in this program. Remember, this is not an insurance plan, and residents can only receive for prescription drug savings at participating pharmacies. Click here to check out the NACo Drug Program website.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How much does the plan 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 is the family may use the same card if desired.
Can I use this card to get discounts on my pet's medications?
Yes, if your pet has been prescribed a medication, 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?
Pick up another card at the Shoshone County Courthouse or a participating pharmacy. You can also call toll free 1-877-321-2652.
Can I use my card to get discounts on over-the-counter products and non-prescription medications?
Not usually. However, discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.
How is this prescription discount program different from traditional prescription insurance?
This plan 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.
Which pharmacies accept the card?
Ask your local pharmacy if they participate or call toll free 1-877-321-2652 to find out if a specific pharmacy participates in the program.
How much will I save?
While savings on each prescription may vary, you can save an average of 20 percent off of the pharmacy's regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In addition, you may save even more by choosing from our list of select medications. This list is comprised of products offering additional savings.
Will I always receive the lowest price?
Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at the pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If that occurs, you will receive the lower price.
Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?
Because prices vary by location, only the actual pharmacy can tell you the exact price of the prescription.
Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I purchased the prescription?
Drug prices are different from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are servicing. Additionally, manufacturers' drug prices change periodically.
The brochure says I can save an average of 20 percent on my prescription medication. Will I save 20 percent on all my medications?
Because a pharmacy's retail price or usual and customary charge can differ greatly by pharmacy, your exact percentage of savings may vary depending on the prescription drug and the price you have paid before.