Careington and MetLife to Offer No-Cost Prescription Discount Card
FRISCO, Texas – June 27, 2013 – Careington International Corporation (Careington) announced today that it has entered into an Agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (MetLife) to offer a no-cost discount prescription card through MetLife's U.S. Sponsored Direct business channel.
MetLife's U.S. Sponsored Direct business is a sales channel that partners with sponsors to offer their customers or members simple, affordable products that meet the needs of the U.S. mass market. Sponsored groups MetLife does business with include associations, financial institutions, trade unions, loyalty clubs and publishers.
Discount prescription cards, such as this one offered by MetLife at no cost, allow program members and their families to pay a discounted fee at the point of service for both name-brand and generic prescriptions at widely recognized participating pharmacy locations nationwide, including independent and local neighborhood pharmacies. MetLife sponsor clients simply must agree to offer the no-cost prescription discount card, and Careington will then distribute the cards to all participating client members.
Bruce Bernstein, Assistant Vice President of Global Sales Development for Careington, expressed enthusiasm for the program's potential. "The savings consumers can realize on their brand-name and generic prescriptions through this MetLife offer will be significant, and we're excited to work with a trusted, established industry leader to continue to help consumers access discount plans like this and save money, especially in today's evolving health care environment," Bernstein said.
Careington International Corporation, a premier nationwide marketer of discount prescription, dental and other health care, wellness and lifestyle products, has provided access to industry-best products and services such as this one for more than 30 years and to more than nine million members. These discount programs are not insurance. They are a valuable and viable way to help consumers save money on prescription and other health care expenses.
About Careington International Corporation
Since 1979, Careington International Corporation has provided affordable solutions to more than nine million members nationwide. As a licensed and established Discount Medical Plan Organization (DMPO) dedicated to improving individual health and well-being, Careington's health care and wellness solutions are designed to provide substantial savings to consumers. For more information, call (800) 441-0380 or visit www.careington.com.
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.