I just received my card. Can I use it right away?
Yes, just use your card to start saving immediately. Present your prescription
discount card at a participating retail pharmacy when you fill or refill your
How much does the card cost?
Your prescription discount card is provided to you free of charge. You pay the
cost of the prescription less any applicable discount.
Does everyone in my family need an individual card?
No. Everyone in the family may use the same card if desired.
Can I use this card to get discounts on my pet?s medications?
Yes, if your pet has been prescribed a medication that is also used to treat a
human condition, you may receive a discount on the medication by taking the
prescription to a participating retail pharmacy.
Can I use my card to get discounts on over-the-counter products
and non-prescription medications?
Not usually. However, discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.
How is this prescription discount program different from
traditional prescription insurance?
This is not insurance; it is a prescription discount program. The card provides
immediate discounts at participating retail pharmacies. Upon presenting your
card to the pharmacist, you will pay the lower of a discounted price or the
pharmacy?s regular retail price. There are no claim forms to fill out and no
limit to the number of times you can use the card. These discounts are
available only at participating retail pharmacies.
Can I use my prescription discount card with my current insurance
benefit to reduce my costs?
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with other insurance. However, you are encouraged
to use your card to purchase prescriptions anytime they are not covered by your
still use my prescription discount card if I sign up for a Medicare
Yes, you can use your
prescription discount card anytime you need to purchase a
prescription that is not covered by your Medicare prescription plan or
use my prescription discount card during my deductible and
coverage gap periods
of coverage for covered medications?
No. Only use your
prescription discount card to purchase non-covered
use my prescription discount card in addition to my Medicare
and get additional discounts?
No. You need to present
either your Medicare prescription plan card or your
prescription discount card. Only use your prescription discount card
purchasing medications not covered by your Medicare prescription plan.
going to sign-up for a Medicare prescription plan; can I still use my
Yes, you can continue
to use your prescription discount card just as you do
Pharmacy and Pricing Questions
Which pharmacies accept the card?
The prescription discount card is accepted at more than 59,000 retail
pharmacies nationwide, including the major chains as well as many independent
pharmacies. Ask your local pharmacy if they participate or visit
www.caremark.com/nlc or call toll free 1-888-620-1749 to find out if a specific
pharmacy participates in the program.
How much will I save?
While savings on each prescription may vary, you can save an average of 20
percent off of the pharmacy?s regular retail prices for prescription drugs. In
addition, you may save even more on select medications.
Will I always receive the lowest price?
Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at
the participating pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular
medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If that occurs,
you will pay the lower price.
Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going
to the pharmacy?
Because prices can vary by location, only the actual pharmacy can tell you the
exact price of the prescription. However, you can look up an estimated price
for medications at www.caremark.com/nlc or call toll free 1-888-620-1749.
Why did the price of my prescription change since the last time I
purchased the prescription?
Drug prices may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even pharmacy chains have
different prices in their stores depending on the population they are
servicing. Additionally, manufacturers? drug prices change periodically.
Will I save 20 percent on all my medications?
Because a pharmacy's retail price or usual and customary charge can differ
greatly by pharmacy, your exact percentage of savings may vary depending on the
prescription drug and the price you have paid before.
Should I use my prescription discount card at a retail pharmacy
with a flat rate generic pricing plan?
Yes, always present your prescription discount card when buying prescriptions
not covered by insurance. For a medicine on a generic pricing plan you will pay
either the flat rate or the prescription discount card price, whichever is
About Specialty Pharmacy
What is specialty pharmacy and what kinds of services do
Specialty pharmacy offers delivery of injectable and select
oral specialty medication and
supplies to the location of your choice. Services include
delivery notification and refill
reminder calls to help you stay on your treatment plan.
You?ll also receive expert care
services including counseling, follow-up care calls,
informative disease-related materials
and access to health experts 24 hours a day, seven days a
What drugs are offered through specialty pharmacy?
Medications for a variety of chronic conditions including multiple
arthritis, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, infertility,
immunologic disorders, Crohn?s disease,
Gaucher disease, pulmonary hypertension, Fabry disease, MPS
1, blood dyscrasia,
growth hormone deficiency, respiratory syncytial virus,
hepatitis C and more are available through specialty pharmacy.