Soon, Brazos County residents could save upwards of 20 percent off prescription drugs.
The county recently signed on to a program through the National Association of Counties to provide drug discount cards for all county residents. The program is administered by Caremark Rx, Inc.
Those cards are free of charge and will be available starting next Monday.
"The NACo prescription discount card will offer significant savings for the uninsured and underinsured residents of our county, and even those fortunate to have prescription coverage may use the card to save money on drugs that are not covered by their health plan," said Marc Hamlin, Brazos County's district clerk. "Residents do not have to be Medicare beneficiaries to be eligible for this program."
The county will announce later this week more details on how and when the cards will be made available.
"Using the NACo prescription discount card is easy," Hamlin said. "A cardholder will simply present it at a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no restrictions or limits on frequency of use.
"Cardholders and their family members may use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance," he continued.