NLC Prescription Discount Card Program - Meeting the Needs of City Residents

May 14, 2012
by Marc Shapiro

NLC will be conducting a webinar on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time to provide information about the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program, a member benefit that provides cities with the opportunity to help residents save on the cost of their prescriptions at no cost to the city. Currently more than 560 cities are participating in this NLC program and have saved their residents more than $9 million to-date.

With the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program, cities can provide customized discount cards with the city name and logo to residents who are without health insurance or have prescriptions not covered by insurance. By using the city discount card, residents save an average of 23% off the retail cost of their prescriptions and, the discount cards are accepted at more than 9 out of 10 pharmacies nationwide. 

The webinar will review the easy steps to implement the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program in a city. In addition, James C. Hunt, councilmember, Clarksburg, W. Va. and Myron Lowery, councilmember, Memphis, Tenn. will describe how the program is saving their residents hundreds of thousands of dollars - all at no cost to the city.

To make the most of membership in the National League of Cities, cities are encouraged to learn more about the NLC Prescription Discount Card Program and how cities can help meet the needs of their residents.

Details: To register for the May 22 webinar, go to: www.nlc.org/prescriptioncard. For more information contact Marc Shapiro, Program Director, at shapiro@nlc.org.