Lane Electric - A Touchstone Energy Cooperative

Touchstone Energy

The Touchstone Energy brand represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 660 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day. Electric cooperatives distribute power for 75 percent of the U.S. land mass over 2.4 million miles of power lines. Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America, and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation. Touchstone Energy is the national brand identity for that network.

For example, did you know Electric Cooperatives…

    • Are located in 80% of the nation’s counties
    • Are the largest electric utility network in the nation
    • Total more than 930 local systems in 47 states
    • Have 40 million member-owners
    • Distribute power over 2.4 million miles of line
    • Serve 75% of the U.S. land mass
    • Own $97 billion in generation, transmission, and distribution assets

 

What Makes Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Different?

 

    • Touchstone Energy co-ops, like Lane Electric, are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops “look out” for the members they serve.
    • Touchstone Energy co-ops provide high standards of service according to their four core values: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.
    • Touchstone Energy co-ops rank well ahead of their industry counterparts when it comes to customer satisfaction. Recent data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), one the nation’s most recognized measures of customer satisfaction, gives Touchstone Energy cooperatives an average score of “81” out of a possible 100, outclassing utility industry satisfaction score of “74.”

 

The Co-op Connections “Healthy Savings” Card

Co-op Connections Card

 

 

As a member of Lane Electric, your Touchstone Energy Co-op, you can receive discounts on a variety of products and services from participating local and national businesses and service providers with this card. The Co-op Connections member benefit program is absolutely free from us to you.

Click Card For Local & National Discounts

 

Here’s what you get as a co-op member:

PrintPrescriptions:  By using your Co-op Connections Card you will be able to receive 10% to 85% discount on prescription drugs at over 60,000 national and regional pharmacy chain stores—including CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target and many more. You can search online for discounted prices on prescriptions (www.rxpricequotes.com) and participating locations (www.locateproviders.com).

PrintDental Care:  Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives has created Co-op Connections, a member benefit program that offers co-op members products and service discounts at participating retail businesses. By using your Co-op Connections Card you will be able to receive 20% to 40%* on most dental services, including orthodontics, periodontics and endodontics.

PrintVision:  Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives has created Co-op Connections, a member benefit program that offers co-op members products and service discounts at participating retail businesses. By using your Co-op Connections Card you will be able to receive 20% to 60% savings on eyewear.

PrintHearing Aids:  Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives has created Co-op Connections, a member benefit program that offers co-op members products and service discounts at participating retail businesses. By using your Co-op Connections Card you will be able to receive 35% discount off hearing aid prices at 2,000+ Newport Audiology Center locations.

PrintLab Work & Imaging:  Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives has created Co-op Connections, a member benefit program that offers co-op members products and service discounts at participating retail businesses. By using your Co-op Connections Card you will be able to receive discounts of 10% to 60%* off usual charges for MRI, CT and other lab procedures.

PrintChiropractic:  Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives has created Co-op Connections,a member benefit program that offers co-op members products and service discounts at participating retail businesses. By using your Co-op Connections Card you will be able to receive 30% to 50% savings on diagnostic services and treatments.

Medicare-Assistance Healthy Savings Medicare Assistant: Coop Connections has teamed up with Joppel to bring you Healthy Savings Medicare Assistant making it easy to compare Medicare Plans and choose what works best for you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About The Connections Card

I just received my card. Can I use it right away?
Yes, just present your card and prescription at a participating retail pharmacy to receive a discount at the time of purchase.

I’ve lost my card. How can I get a replacement?
Please contact Lane Electric and they can send you a new card or you can PRINT ONE YOURSELF by  following the instructions given there.

In the middle of the page, you will find an image of a sample paper “Connections Card” where you can click and print your own new card.  This can be particularly useful if your original plastic card has been lost or is not available for any reason.  You will be prompted to enter or key-in your name and select Lane Electric from the pull-down menu.  Once you have completed these steps, you can print out a paper card from your home or office.  This paper version will be accepted by participating pharmacies and functions just like the plastic card you received from Lane Electric.

How are these pharmacy discounts different from traditional prescription insurance?
This plan is not insurance; it is a pharmacy discount offer. The card provides immediate discounts at the pharmacy. 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 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 Co-op Connections card with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?
Your card cannot be used in conjunction with insurance. However, use your card to purchase prescriptions not covered by your insurance plans at a discounted rate.

Where can I get a list of pharmacies that accept the card?
The Co-op Connections card is accepted at over 48,000 retail pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target and more. You can find participating pharmacy locations at www.locateproviders.com.

Will I always receive the lowest price?
Yes. You will receive the best price available to you through this program at the pharmacy. On occasion, pharmacies will price a particular medication lower than the discount rate provided by the card. If that occurs, you will receive the lower price.

Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?
Yes, if you know the name, strength and quantity of the medication, you can search online at (www.rxpricequotes.com) and participating locations (www.locateproviders.com).

Why did the price of my prescription change since my last purchase?
Drug prices are different from pharmacy to pharmacy. Even chains have different prices in their stores depending on the population they are servicing. Additionally, manufacturers’ drug prices change periodically.

What is the mail order program?
To ensure members always save money on their prescription drugs, a unique mail order program was created to complement the network pharmacy benefit. Since most maintenance (long term) medications are purchased in 90 day supplies, members maximize savings and have the convenience of home delivery (at no additional charge) by ordering through the mail order option.

*Pharmacy discounts are not insurance, and are not intended as a substitute for insurance.

NOTE:  Please continue to visit our Touchstone Energy site as we will continue to add local businesses and discounts as we move ahead with the Co-op Connection Card offerings.  Also, be sure to check out the local and don’t miss out on the national deals.