Franklin County is pleased to announce its participation in thePrescription Drug Discount Card Online 24x7! Follow the "Print a Card Now" link at the bottom of this page.
Franklin County is pleased to reintroduce the prescription discount drug card program to help ALL County residents deal with the high costs of prescription drugs. The free Prescription Drug Discount Card, sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and CVS Caremark, allows any county resident to save an average of 22 percent off the retail price of prescribed pharmaceutical drugs, including pet medications.
The NACo prescription discount card offers significant savings for the uninsured or underinsured residents of Franklin County. Those with existing prescription drug coverage either through individual insurance plans or Medicare can use the card to save money on medication not covered under their insurance plans. Any Franklin County resident, regardless of age, income or existing medical conditions is eligible for the program. To enroll, simply pick up a discount card either at an Franklin County office or a participating pharmacy. There is no enrollment form or membership fee, and one card will cover an entire family - even the family pet!
There is no cost to you or to Franklin County to participate in this program. Remember, this is not an insurance plan, and residents can only receive for prescription drug savings at participating pharmacies.
Common Questions About the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Cards
How Does It Work? Visit any participating pharmacy or most Franklin County office to pick up a free prescription drug discount card. Present your card to any participating pharmacy when filling or refilling a prescription. Everyone in your family can use the same discount card. You can use your card to start saving immediately. Remember - this is NOT insurance; it is a prescription discount program that provides immediate discounts at the pharmacy. There are no claim forms to fill out and no limits to the number of times you or your family can use the card. Drug discounts are available only at participating pharmacies.
How Much Will I Save? Discounts vary depending on pharmacy and the drug itself. To see an estimated savings, log onto www.caremark.com/naco and click "Check Drug Cost" in the right navigational sidebar.
Can I Use My Card To Get Discounts on Over-The-Counter Medications? Not usually, but discounts are available for many diabetic supplies.
Can I Really Use This Card For My Pet Medication? Yes! Ask your veterinarian to call your pet's prescription in to a participating pharmacy.
Can I Use My Drug Discount Card With My Current Insurance/Medicare Plan? This card cannot be used in conjunction with an existing insurance or Medicare plan, but you can use your card to purchase pharmaceuticals NOT already covered by your existing plan.
How Much It Cost? Unlike many other card programs, there is no enrollment cost or membership fee to participate in the NACo drug discount card program. Your prescription discount card is provided to you free of charge by Franklin County. Thanks to partnerships with the National Association of Counties and CVS Caremark, this program comes at no charge to either Franklin County or to county taxpayers.
Will Any Of My Information Be Shared? Cardholder information remains confidential and will not be released or sold to a third-party for any reason at any time.
Are There Any Additional Benefits To The Program? Yes! The program has a safety feature that alerts pharmacists when one drug may conflict with another medication the cardholder is taking. This only applies to prescriptions obtained with the NACo drug discount card. Additionally the NACo drug discount card program remains a useful option now that Medicare Part D has been implemented. For example, the card can be used when a Medicare Part D plan doesn't cover a drug.
Franklin County is located within the world-renowned Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, home of The Research Triangle Park and one of the most globally competitive regions of the world. The region routinely ranks among the best places to live, work and play.
Residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with easy access to big-city amenities of nearby Raleigh, the state capital, Durham and Chapel Hill. The region’s attractions include major league hockey and minor league baseball, art, science and history museums, North Carolina Symphony, the American Dance Festival and Broadway touring performances, as well as outdoor recreation, fine dining and shopping variety.
Thriving life sciences and technology clusters, and three world-class research universities within an hour’s drive, fuel a vibrant economy ideal for commercial, retail and startup businesses of all kinds.
Franklin County offers lifelong learning opportunities through its public schools, Vance-Granville Community College, Louisburg College, and close proximity to many other colleges and universities.
Franklin County government offers high-quality services and affordable taxes for both residents and businesses, and a commitment to responsible fiscal and policy decision-making that promotes long-term economic, social, environmental health and vitality.
The County has a commissioner-county manager form of government with seven commissioners. Five of the seven commissioners are elected by district and serve staggered four-year terms. The remaining two commissioners are elected at large, also with staggered terms. The chairman and vice-chairman are elected for a one-year term by the members of the Board of County Commissioners.
The major duties of the Board include assessing and assigning priorities on the needs of the County and establishing programs and services to meet those needs; adopting an annual balanced budget; establishing the annual property tax rate; appointing various officials including members of County boards and commissions and some County employees; and, enacting local ordinances and adopting policies concerning the operation of the County. The Board also has the authority to call bond referendums, enter into contracts and establish new programs.
The Board appoints several officials to help carry out its responsibilities: a County Manager, a County Attorney who serves as legal advisor to the Board and a Clerk to the Board who is responsible for keeping official Board records and preparing the official minutes of all Board meetings.
The County Manager is the chief administrative officer of the County. The major duties of the County Manager include supervising and coordinating the activities of the County departments, executing all orders and policies set forth by the Board, attending all Board meetings, making recommendations on appropriate matters of business, recommending an annual budget, advising the Board of the financial condition of the County, representing the County in business with other agencies and performing other duties assigned by the Board.
Franklin County was established in 1779 and is home to five municipalities – Bunn, Franklinton, Centerville, Louisburg, and Youngsville.
With a growing economy and population of nearly 60,000, Franklin County offers a relaxed suburban-to-rural lifestyle, lifelong learning opportunitites and citizen focused government. With a wide array of amenities close at hand, it's easy to see why Franklin County is increasingly the destination of choice for families and companies.
Franklin County is excited to celebrate its 240Th Anniversary in 2019. On February 12, 1779, Franklin County was officially formed as a county in North Carolina. Since our founding, a rich history has evolved and now Franklin County is home to almost 67,000 people.
To commemorate this significant milestone, a number of resources have been gathered to tell the story of how Franklin County has changed and progressed over the years. Additional information will be added as the year progresses so check back from time to time for updates. Click on the links below to access information.
The Office of Human Resources serves Franklin County by focusing efforts on the County’s most valuable asset – its’ employees. This is achieved by developing and delivering innovative Human Resource programs and services designed to support the mission of the County. Our core services and competencies include recruiting, hiring, and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce, employee relations, organization and employee development, compensation and benefits, payroll, HR information management, and regulatory compliance.