Kane County Launches Free Prescription Drug Discount Program
Kane County has officially launched its new “Live Healthy” Prescription Discounts initiative — a free program that allows Kane County residents to use a discount card to receive an average of 24 percent off the retail price of prescription medicine.
There are no annual limits placed on use, no forms to fill out, no waiting periods, no age or income requirements and no medical condition restrictions, and the prescription-drug discount is open to anyone who lives in Kane County, including those who already have insurance.
Residents who do not have insurance can show a Live Healthy Discount card — now available via a link on the Kane County website homepage — to save on all prescription purchases. Those who do have insurance can show the card when their prescription medicines are not covered by their insurance.
The Live Healthy Discounts Program is NOT health insurance. The county was able to access the program through its participation in the National Association of Counties. NACo, in turn, was able to negotiate the deal because of the volume of business this nationwide program brings to the participating pharmacies.
The result is a win-win.
“Many Kane County families face high costs when paying for prescription medicine,” Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen said. “We are excited to be able to offer them prescription discounts that can lead to tangible savings on the everyday costs of prescription medicine. The Live Healthy Prescription Discounts Program will make it easier for our residents to afford the medicine they need.”
How It Works
NACo Live Healthy Prescription Discounts is a free program for county residents; there is no fee to join.
To get a free Prescription Discounts Card, Kane County residents can go to nacorx.org to register and download the free card or call toll-free 877-321-2652 to join. This program is administered by CVS/caremark and includes discounts on prescription medications at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide.
Residents simply present the discount card at a participating retail pharmacy along with a prescription(s), and save an average of 24 percent on the cost of the prescription drugs. There are no limits on how many times the card can be used. One card can be used for the whole family, including pet prescription medicine.
“Cost-saving discounts like these are important to many county residents and families. We are pleased to be able to work with counties across the country to offer them,” said NACo President Bryan Desloge, commissioner of Leon County, FL.
The National Association of Counties unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. For more information, visit www.naco.org.