Otero County Prescription Discount Card
Otero County Prescription Discount Program Widely Used Since Its Introduction in 2011
County residents take advantage of free discount cards to save money on prescriptions.
During the first six months of 2012, county residents have filled 102 prescriptions with the cards at discounts averaging a 17.40% price savings. In all, a total of $2,043.76 has been saved.
"We are pleased to see so many residents take advantage of this free program," said Pamela Heltner, County Manager. "Our residents can really see significant savings on their prescription medications simply by presenting this card. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits."
Otero County launched the program to help consumers cope with the high price of prescriptions. Through the program, the county is making the free prescription discount cards available through a partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo). The program, which is free to the county and to residents, offers an average savings of 24 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed medications.
The cards may be used by all county residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage, and are accepted at most of the county pharmacies. A national network of more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies also honor the card. The card can be used on all prescriptions not covered by insurance, as well as on pet medications.
Residents can print an ID card at www.caremark.com/naco. Cards are also available at the Otero County Health Office and the Otero County Administration Office. County residents can call toll-free 1/877.321.2652 or visit www.caremark.com/naco for assistance with the program.
The program is administered by CVS Caremark.
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 3,068 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.