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Phone: 360.337.4598
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: March 25, 2008
Contact: Gay Neal
Phone:  (360) 337-7185

Kitsap County Plans to Launch Prescription Drug Discount Card Available to all Residents

Port Orchard, WA—Kitsap County announced its intention today to participate with the NACo Prescription DiscountCard program designed to help county residents cope with the rising costs of prescription drugs.  The card will be free to all residents regardless of age, health, and socioeconomic status under a program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with CVS/Caremark, Inc. of Nashville, Tenn. 

There are currently over 59,000 retail pharmacies participating nationwide and Kitsap County is currently working to incorporate several local independent pharmacies.  Residents of many counties nationwide already participating in the program has saved an average of 20% off the retail price of each prescription.   Savings are only available at participating pharmacies.

This program will be offered at no cost to the county, tax payers or consumers. There are no enrollment fees or required forms for participants and it is open to all residents regardless of insurance coverage or Medicare participation. 

This plan is not insurance.  It is designed to offset costs when prescriptions are not covered by a healthcare plan or Medicare.  Caremark Rx, Inc has negotiated with participating pharmacies and ensures that consumers will get the best available price for prescriptions through the program. 

It is currently estimated that cards will be available for disbursement by early summer.  Further information on distribution sites and participating pharmacies will be announced as it becomes available.

County Residents can call toll free 1-877-321-2652 or visit www.nacoadvancerx.com for further information about the program

Additional Resources

www.naco.org

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

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