National Association of Counties
Washington, D.C.

 New NACo program provides discounts to health services

By Andrew Goldschmidt

A new member benefit program is providing a valuable new health discount card for NACo-member counties to offer their residents.

The NACo Health Discount Program, marketed by NACo’s partner, CV​S Caremark, provides discounts on a wide variety of common health services and supplies, including vision care, LASIK and PRK vision procedures, hearing aids and screenings, prepaid lab work, prepaid diagnostic imaging and diabetic supplies. Discounts on prescriptions are also available for uninsured and underinsured residents, seniors and pet owners. 

Subscriptions are available on a monthly or annual basis for both individuals and families. Individuals can sign up for $6.95 a month or $69 annually, and families can sign up for $8.95 a month or $79 annually. Discounts are available immediately upon enrollment.

The new program complements NACo’s longtime successful free Prescription Discount Card Program, which has saved American consumers more than $544 million. This program still remains an option for county residents.

“NACo is excited to offer this new benefit to enable our member counties to offer their residents an affordable alternative to paying full price for health care services,” said NACo President Linda Langston, supervisor, Linn County, Iowa. “As with the NACo Prescription Discount Card Program, NACo and our partner, CVS Caremark, are providing unparalleled marketing, media and customer service assist to counties implementing the program.”

Participating counties may “brand” the program with their county logo or seal on the front of the membership card as well as on the member guide, which explains how to take full advantage of the available discounts.

There are no annual savings limits, no forms to fill out, no waiting periods, no age or income requirements and no medical condition restrictions for residents in participating counties.