Riverdale News Home
The original item was published from 12/15/2008 2:51:36 PM to 12/18/2008 3:32:17 PM.

Riverdale News


Posted on: November 5, 2008

[ARCHIVED] Prescription Drug Discount Program

At its October 22, 2008 meeting, the Mayor and Council moved to adopt Resolution No. 62-10-08 NLC’s Prescription Drug Discount Program. The resolution allows for the city to introduce a new program to help residents cope with the high price of prescription drugs. Through the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program in collaboration with CVS Caremark, cities will be able to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefit plan or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance.

The NLC discount card offers average savings of 20 percent off the regular retail price of prescription medications and can be used at more than 59,000 participating retail pharmacies across the country. So not only can residents use this card at CVS, but it can be used at any local pharmacy. Click here for locations closest to you www.caremark.com/nlc.

The prescription discount card may be used by all city residents and has no restrictions based on the resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage, and there are no enrollment fees.

“NLC’s mission is not only to serve and represent cities and towns, but to support those cities and towns in responding to the needs of their citizens,” said NLC Executive Director Donald J. Borut. “In the current economic climate, where many city residents are feeling a financial pinch, the NLC Prescription Discount Card will make it more affordable for city residents to purchase the drugs they need to deal with a short-term illness or chronic condition.”

There is no cost for member cities to participate in the program, but in order to participate, a city will be asked to:
• Promote the program to the local media and the residents directly.
• Provide city-wide distribution points to distribute the ID card to residents.
• Provide a link to the co-branded website www.caremark.com/nlc from the city website, as this site contains the program information and useful tools for city residents, including online enrollment with the ability to print an ID card and use it immediately.
• Identify a person on the city staff to serve as the principle program contact with NLC and CVS Caremark.

CVS Caremark will provide the discount cards (with a city logo or seal) and standard marketing materials to participating cities at no cost.
The program will be available to member cities nationwide after October 15, at which time cities may sign up on NLC’s website to sponsor the program.
Additional information for city residents, including frequently asked questions, participating pharmacies in their area, and useful tools for city residents, such as online enrollment with the ability to print an ID card and use it immediately are available on a special NLC/CVS Caremark website: www.caremark.com/nlc.

The program will be administered by the Riverdale Fire Department. Questions should be directed to them at 770-997-8989.

Facebook Twitter Email