Alfa Announces New Pharmacy Discount Program
MONTGOMERY The Alabama Farmers Federation has joined forces with RxAmerica and Seabury & Smith to offer its members a prescription drug discount program that is good at more than 35,000 pharmacies nationwide.
Federation President Jerry Newby said the new program is part of the organization's continuing commitment to enhance member benefits.
"The pharmacy discount program has been one of the most popular benefits of Alfa membership," Newby said. "So when our former discount partner discontinued that service last September, we immediately began working to find a new program for our members. With its vast network of participating pharmacies and excellent discounts, we believe RxAmerica offers our members the best prescription drug benefit they've ever had. We are excited about this new partnership, and we believe it will be a valuable addition to the Alfa membership package."
The RxAmerica discount entitles members to savings of up to 20 percent on brand-name prescriptions and up to 50 percent on generic prescriptions.
Because the RxAmerica discount offers the greatest savings on generic prescriptions, Al Darnell of Seabury & Smith recommends Alfa members ask their physician if generics are available and if they are appropriate for the patient's medical needs.
In addition to the discounts offered at retail pharmacies, RxAmerica provides a mail order program that will allow Alfa members to obtain a 90-day supply of their prescriptions through a state-of-the-art mail service facility.
"For those members who require maintenance medication, this feature is particularly helpful," Darnell said. "Just make sure your physician is aware of this option, and your medicine can be delivered directly to your door step."
RxAmerica also maintains a help desk for members' convenience at (800) 770-8014. It is open 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. central time, Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
To receive the RxAmerica discount, Alfa members are required to present their RxAmerica / Seabury & Smith card at a participating pharmacy. Alfa members will receive a card in their July issue of Neighbors magazine or their Fall issue of Friends & Family magazine.
Members may call the RxAmerica help desk for more information or for a list of pharmacies in their area.