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Thayer County receives national award

During the 2012 NACo (National Association of Counties) annual conference and exposition held in July at Allegheny County, Pa., Thayer County was awarded an Outstanding Performance award in recognition of outstanding utilization in the NACo Prescription Discount Card Program.

Thayer County implemented the program in 2005, and since that time residents have saved more than $72,000. Residents can see significant savings on their prescription medications simply by presenting the card. There is no enrollment form, no membership fee and no limits on how many times the card is used; the card even works for some pet medications. Free prescription discount cards can be printed from www.nacorx.org or go to the Thayer County Clerk’s office or local pharmacy to pick up a card.

Thayer County is one of more than 1,400 counties across the country currently offering the program to residents. Participating counties across the country have saved their residents more than $480 million on the cost of their prescriptions.

The program is administered by CVS Caremark.

NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. For more information about NACo, visit www.naco.org.

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