NACo program helps un- and under-insured
NACo is currently enrolling for its National Association of Counties (NACo) Prescription – Health – Dental Discount Program, which helps residents of member counties save on healthcare and dental costs. The program is free for members and helps provide relief to the uninsured and underinsured.
Administered by CVS Caremark, the program offers discounts on prescription medication, vision care, LASIK and PRK vision treatments, hearing aids and screenings, prepaid lab work, prepaid diagnostic imaging, diabetic supplies and dental procedures. According to NACo materials the program is not insurance, but offers those in need discounts on products and services.
The prescription portion of the program provides an average savings of 24 percent on thousands of different medications, but ranges from 15 to 75 percent. The discount card is accepted at more than 65,000 pharmacies across the country. The dental discount program helps individuals save 15 to 50 percent on dental care and is accepted at 110,000 participating providers nationwide, according to NACo materials.
To enroll in the program, member counties must fill out a contract and return it to NACo. Included with the contract is a checklist with specific instructions on enrolling. Rollout usually takes about 10 weeks.
“Offering one discount program that makes it easier for counties and their residents has been a long-term goal for NACo,” Executive Director Matt Chase said at the time of the program’s launch. “I am pleased that we have been able to achieve this goal and now can offer county residents across the country great savings through one discount solution. The new program will provide a high level of access, savings and service.”
For more information on the program, or to enroll, click here.