In our THV Working for You segment, we're revealing information that could save you some money.
Shayne King, Human Resources Director for the city of Bryant sits down with THV's Liz Massey to talk about the program.
Bryant Residents Have Access to Easy-to-Use
Prescription Discount Card
In current economic climate, where people are watching their spending, a prescription discount card can offer average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of prescription drugs
December 8, 2010 - The City of Bryant today launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription drugs. The city is making free prescription discount cards available to city residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer city resident's average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed medications.
The discount cards may be used by all residents of Bryant and have no restrictions based on the resident's age, income level, or existing health coverage. The discount card benefits not only those without insurance, but can also be used by underinsured residents to obtain prescriptions that are excluded from health benefit plans. The NLC card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs at approximately six (6) pharmacies around the city, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country.
"In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, Bryant is happy to partner with the National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card available for our residents," said Mayor Larry Mitchell. "Whether or not an individual has prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our residents to afford the medications they need to deal with a short-term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition."
Cards can be printed at www.caremark.com/nlc and are available at the Human Resource Department at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, the Senior Adult Center and the Library at no cost to city residents. City residents can visit www.caremark.com/nlc to access program tools or call toll-free 1-888-620-1749 for assistance with the program.
"Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save money on their medications, it is easy to use," said Mayor Larry Mitchell. Bryant residents only have to show their card when purchasing medication at one of the many participating pharmacies. There is no enrollment form required to get a card, no membership fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance."
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.