As county residents seek ways to save on healthcare costs, NACo is increasing access to savings through the Live Healthy Prescription, Health and Dental discount program provided to NACo member counties at no cost. Now more than ever, saving feels better.
The new Live Healthy discount program helps residents save valuable time and money. Residents in participating counties, boroughs and parishes now have access to*:
An average of 30 percent prescription savings at more than 66,000 participating pharmacies nationwide
10 percent savings (up to $10) at MinuteClinic walk-in health clinics in select CVS and Target locations
24/7 telemedicine access through the health discount program, providing unlimited calls with a clinician without co-pays, and
Savings on dental services at more than 110,000 participating dentists across the country.
“Baxter County is not a high-income area, so the ability to save is important,” said Sue Edwards, director of Human Resources for Baxter County, Ark. “The new telemedicine service is fantastic for our residents who live in rural areas.”
NACo has also removed administrative hurdles for counties to participate. NACo members can access information about the program and enroll simply by visiting NACo.org/health. Additionally, with a new online self-service portal that allows counties to order customized physical and digital Live Healthy materials, promoting the program is easier than ever, at no cost and with minimal time commitment for counties.
“We’re excited about the new options for our low-income residents, especially during the time of the coronavirus where budgets are already tight,” said Dawn Pittore, social worker supervisor for Shasta County, Calif. “The new brochures are catchier and have more information.”
Live Healthy discounts are provided to residents with no annual limits, no shopping around, no forms to complete, no waiting periods, no age or income requirements, no medical condition restrictions and no catch. Residents simply visit LiveHealthyCard.com to find participating locations and access savings.
“The new benefits are a great selling point for residents to participate,” said Anton Neff, Owen County, Ind. councilman and president of the Association of Indiana Counties. “We’ve worked with our local library to setup a display of materials for residents. We plan to work with other locations around the county to host Live Healthy discount materials like our Health Department and Probation Office where we see a lot of residents without insurance.”
“Now that the materials are in place, we’re going to work with our local newspaper to promote the program alongside a matching social media presence,” he said.
*The Live Healthy discount program is not insurance. Savings may vary by drug and pharmacy. Health and dental discounts are available in every state except Washington. MinuteClinic discounts are available in 33 states and the District of Columbia.