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									                             Senior Information & Assistance

                 Pharmacy Connections & Education
          Prescription Drug (Rx) Discount & Buyers Club Cards


Cardholders may use discount cards at participating pharmacies to get non-Medicare-covered
items. Some programs also offer discounts of up to 60% on vision, dental, and hearing services.
Before joining, call for updated information and carefully review all enrollment materials.

Pharmacy discount cards and buying clubs can provide savings on prescriptions.
Pharmaceutical companies often offer discount cards at no cost to qualifying individuals. These
cards are targeted to low-income individuals who have difficulty purchasing needed medications
or who would have to do without otherwise. Buying clubs offer the advantage of linking large
numbers of individuals together so that a sponsoring organization can negotiate lower
prescription prices. These clubs typically require a membership fee anywhere from $15 to $100
each year. Discounts may not be available on all pharmaceuticals or at all pharmacies.

Before paying any money to join a buying club or obtain a discount card, thoroughly research
the restrictions that may apply and any additional fees that may be passed on. Talk with your
doctor and with you pharmacist first. They have direct experience with most major card
programs. You can also contact Senior Information and Assistance for more details at 253-798-
4600 or 800-562-0332 or by e-mail at PCSeniors@co.pierce.wa.us.

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♦ Pharmaceutical Industry Sponsored Discount Cards

NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                        DESCRIPTION                             FEES & SAVINGS
                                       Age 65+ and/or disabled.                No fee.
                                       Must have no other Rx coverage.         Up to 30% discount depending on Rx.
                                       Annual income must be less than
GSK Orange Card                        $30,000 (single) or $40,000 (couple).
www.us.gsk.com/card    1-888-672-6436 Discounts on GlaxoSmithKline Rx
                                      only.
                                       Orange Card has higher income limits
                                       than Together Rx Card. Both cards
                                       apply on GKS products.
                                       Must have no other Rx coverage.         No fee.
LillyAnswers Card                     Annual income must be less than       $12 per Rx up to a 30-day supply.
                       1-877-795-4559 $18,000 (single) or $24,000 (couple).
www.lillyanswers.com                                                        Potential savings on average of $600
                                      Discounts on Eli Lilly Rx only.       per product for chronic diseases.




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NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                          DESCRIPTION                          FEES & SAVINGS
                                         Must have no other Rx coverage.      No fee.
Novartis CareCard                     Two income categories:                  a) Pay $12 /mo. per prescription
www.careplan.novartis.
                       1-866-974-2273 a) $18,000 single; $24,000 couple       b) Receive %25-40% off
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                                      b) $28,000 single; $38,000 couple
                                         Discounts on Novartis Rx only.
                                         Must have no other Rx coverage.      No fee.
Pfizer Share Card
                       1-800-459-4156 Annual income must be less than       $15 per Rx up to a 30-day supply.
www.pfizersharecard.co                $18,000 (single) or $24,000 (couple).
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                                      Discounts on Pfizer Rx only.
                                         Must have no other Rx coverage.      No fee.
                                         Annual income must be less than       20-40% discount depending on Rx.
                                         $28,000 (single) or $38,000 (couple).
Together Rx
                         1-800-865-7211 Discounts on select Abbott,
www.togetherrx.com                      AstraZeneca, Aventis, Bristol-Myers
                                        Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson &
                                        Johnson, and Novartis Rx only. Web
                                        site has list of covered drugs.


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♦ Buying Club Discount Cards

NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                          DESCRIPTION                          FEES & SAVINGS
                                   Discounts up to 47% on Rx for AARP AARP membership plus $20/person
AARP MemberRx                      members.                           annual fee. Shipping and handling fees
Choice Program      1-800-439-4457                                    apply.
www.rpspharmacy.com
                                                                      Discount depends on Rx.
                                     AmeriPlan® is the largest discounted       $12 individual monthly
AmeriPlanUSA                         fee-for-services plan of its type in the   $20 family monthly
                     1-972-792-2700, country.
www.ameriplanusa.com                                                            Up to 50% on generics and 25% on
                     Option #3       Offers prescription, dental, vision, and
                                                                                brand name prescriptions.
                                     chiropractic care.
                                          Discounts on Rx for Costco            Basic membership: $45/family annual
                                          members. Online pharmacy also         fee. * Pharmacy does not require
                                          available.                            membership. If not a member, cash or
Costco
                         1-800-955-2292                                         debit only. No checks or credit cards.
www.costco.com                            NOTE: You do not have to be a
                                          Costco member to make use of the      Discount depends on Rx.
                                          pharmacy.




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NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                            DESCRIPTION                           FEES & SAVINGS
                                          This is a comprehensive plan that        Various plans with various rates.
Liberty Benefits                          includes exceptional prescription,
www.libertybenefits.net/ 616-964-4500     vision, hearing, dental, chiropractic,
ams                                       and health & wellness aspects.
                                          Discounts on Rx.                         $25/person or $40/family annual fee.
Merck Medco
                         1-877-733-6765
www.yourplan.com                                                                   Discount depends on Rx.
                                      Discount plans include Rx, dental,      No fee.
NationsHealth Discount                vision, hearing, diabetic and
Prescription Plan      1-800-452-1334 respiratory supplies, and chiropractic. Up to 21% discount depending on Rx.
www.uspgi.com                         Mail order service also available.
                                     No income limits or restrictions. Get         Free.
Nonprofit Warehouse
www.nonprofitwarehous 1-770-541-7777 card on Internet web site only.               Up to 50% off generics and 15% off
e.com                                                                              brand name prescriptions.
                                     Card is a "cash discount card" where $7.95/month
Peoples Choice
                                     card members pay at the point of
Prescription Plan                                                         Card valid for card member, spouse,
                                     purchase. Card members pay the
www.peopleschoicerx.c 1-800-562-1033                                      and children.
                                     lower of the Peoples Choice Rx
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                                     contract price or the pharmacy
                                     regular retail price


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NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                          DESCRIPTION                       FEES & SAVINGS
Peoples Prescription                    Discounts on Rx, eyeglasses and      $8/family monthly fee
Plan                                    hearing aids. Dental plan also
                         1-800-667-6914                                      Up to 50% discount depending on Rx.
www.peoplesrxcard.co                    available.
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                                     Discount membership program for        Various plans: $65-$80 annually.
PlanPlus                             Rx, vision, dental, hearing, podiatry,
www.planplussavings.c 1-800-527-5583 and chiropractic. Covers all member Savings up to 30%-50%.
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Prescription Benefits,                    Discounts on Rx.                   $48/person or $60/family annual fee.
Inc.                     1-800-377-1614                                      Up to 90% discount depending on Rx.
www.rxbenefits.com
                                        Use both neighborhood and mail-in   $5.95/month - ValuCard
                                        pharmacies. Potentially save 10% to $15.95/month - Comprehensive
ProCare ValuCard
                         1-888-750-4565 50% on most prescription drugs and ProCare Benefit Card.
www.procarecard.com                     medications. Accepted at over
                                        35,000 pharmacies nationwide.




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NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                        DESCRIPTION                      FEES & SAVINGS
                                    Save up to 40% on brand and 60%      $49.95/year - individual
                                    on Generic medications at your       $99/year - family
                                    pharmacy.
Q Drug
                                    Pre-Existing Conditions Accepted.
www.Qdrug.com        1-888-715-4802
                                    No Waiting Periods. No Restrictions.
                                    No Deductibles. No Limits On Use of
                                    Benefits. No Prior Authorization
                                    Required. No Age Limits.
                                    Discounts on Rx.                     $46/person or $50/family annual fee.
RxDrugCard                                                                Discount depends on Rx. Deeper
                     1-888-216-2461
www.rxdrugcard.com                                                        discounts at Kmart pharmacies for 90-
                                                                          day supply.
                                    Discount plans include Rx,            Basic plan: $41/family annual fee.
                                    vitamins/nutrition, dental, vision,
Rx Power                                                                  Comprehensive plan: $65/family
                     1-877-797-6937 hearing.                              annual fee.
www.rxpower.com
                                                                          15-60% discount depending on Rx.




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                             E-mail – seniors@piercecountywa.org
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NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                          DESCRIPTION                      FEES & SAVINGS
                                         Point-of-sale discounts on Rx.     No fee. No income/age restrictions.
Rx Savings Plus       1-800-238-2623                                        Average 20% savings at participating
www.rxsavingsplan.com                                                       pharmacies depending on Rx.
                                                                            Not for insurance-covered drugs.
                                        Discounted pricing on health care   $84 family membership
                                        related products and services,
Savewell
                         1-480-236-9801 including prescription drugs
www.lifeinsurancearizo
                                        purchased at a retail pharmacy.
na.com/SaveWell.html
                                        Service provided through Life
                                        Insurance Arizona.




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NAME OF PROGRAM TELEPHONE                      DESCRIPTION                          FEES & SAVINGS
YOURxPlan           1-877-733-6765, Provides discount on virtually all      $25/year - individual
www.YOURxPLAN.com   Option 1        prescription drugs - both brand-name    $40/year - family
                                    and generic.
WellAid             1-877-687-4400 The service provides you with access     $65 annual membership*
www.wellaid.com                     to preferred pricing for your           $36 semi-annual membership*
                                    prescription needs. Your prescription   $7 monthly membership*
                                    discount card is accepted at network    (*Includes spouse and up to four
                                    pharmacies nationwide and provides      dependents)
                                    exceptional convenience and savings     Enables users to receive up to 50% off
                                    to you and your family members.         prescriptions at neighborhood
                                                                            pharmacies.



                                   Be sure to check out
                                www.BenefitsCheckUp.org
                                 for additional resources!
                                                                                                       Last Modified: 1/9/04
                                                                                             Source: Medicare Rights Center




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