Citrus County Offers Help with Prescription Card
The NACo Prescription Discount Card is provided to you in a joint effort between Citrus County and the National Association of Counties (NACo). This program is provided free to any resident without prescription coverage, who is uninsured, underinsured, or falls into the Medicare Part D donut hole (Costs in the coverage gap; most Medicare Prescription Drug Plans have a coverage gap also called the “donut hole.”. This means there’s a temporary limit on what the drug plan will cover for drugs.)
Here are some frequently asked questions from our consumers.
- How much does the program 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 in the family may use the same card if desired.
- 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?
You can call toll-free 1-877-321-2652 to get a new card, or simply contact Deb Bloss at 352-341-6429 for assistance.
- 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 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. Our local participating pharmacies are: Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Publix, Winn Dixie and KMart
- Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with insurance. However, you are able to use your card to purchase prescriptions that are not covered by these plans.
- Can I still use my prescription discount card if I sign up for a Medicare prescription plan?
Yes, you can use your prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or any other insurance.
- Should I use my prescription discount card during my deductible and coverage gap periods for covered medications?
No, only use your prescription discount card to purchase non-covered medications.
- Can I use my prescription discount card in addition to my Medicare prescription plan and get additional discounts?
No, you need to present either your Medicare prescription plan card or your prescription discount card. Only use your prescription discount card when purchasing medications not covered by your Medicare prescription plan.
- I’m not going to sign-up for a Medicare prescription plan. Can I still use my prescription discount card?
Yes, you can continue to use your prescription discount card just as you do today.
- Can I use this card to get discounts on my pet’s medication(s)?
Yes, if your pet has been prescribed a medication that is also used to treat a human condition, you may receive a discount on the medication by taking the prescription to a participating retail pharmacy.
- How does the program work for pet medication(s)?
The program only works for pet medications dispensed from a participating pharmacy. These are the same medications that would also be used to treat human conditions. Examples are medications for seizures, heart conditions, infections, allergies, pain relief, diabetes and anti-depressants used to treat behavioral disorders in animals.
- How do I get a prescription for my pet’s medication(s)?
Talk to your veterinarian during your pet’s visit to see if the pets prescribed medications are also used to treat human conditions. If so, you can request a written prescription from your veterinarian to take to a participating pharmacy. Take the written prescription(s) and your NACo Prescription Discount card to any participating pharmacy. Find a pharmacy.
- Which pharmacies accept the card?
The prescription discount card is accepted at more than 60,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including many of the leading chains. You can also 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 24 percent off of the pharmacy’s regular retail prices for prescriptions. In addition, you may save more by choosing from our list of select medications. This list is comprised of products offering additional savings. You can locate the list by logging onto: www.nacorx.org.
- 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.
- Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I purchased the prescription?
Medication prices are different from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are servicing. Additionally, manufacturers’ medication prices change periodically.
- Do I have to choose between my prescription discount card and a retail pharmacy flat rate generic pricing plan?
No, always present your prescription discount card at a participating pharmacy so you will receive the lowest price available from the pharmacy for that prescription medicine on that day. You will receive the flat rate price when applicable and the prescription discount card discounted price when it is lower.
- Should I still present my prescription discount card at a retail pharmacy when buying generic medicine listed on a flat rate generic pricing plan?
Yes, always present your prescription discount card when buying prescriptions not covered by a prescription drug benefit plan. For medicine on a generic pricing list, you will pay either the flat rate or the prescription discount card price, whichever is lower.
- If I show my prescription discount card, can I get an additional discount off a generic medicine listed on the flat rate pricing plan?
No, when presenting your prescription discount card, you will receive either the pharmacy’s regular price for the prescription medicine or the prescription discount card discounted price, whichever is lower. If the flat rate price for select generics is lower than the prescription discount card price, you will pay the flat rate. With the prescription discount card, you will receive the best price available for your prescription medicine on that day from that pharmacy.
- Can I use my card to get a three-month supply of my prescription(s)?
If you would like to obtain a three-month supply of your prescription(s), you have access to mail service through this program. Log onto www.caremark.com/naco to learn more, print a personalized ID card, or access other program tools.
For more information, contact Deb Bloss at 352-341-6429 or email her at [email protected].