FamilyWize offers discounted prescriptions
Did you know there’s an easy way to save up to $20 or more on each of your prescriptions? By partnering with FamilyWise, United Way of the Midlands is offering free prescription cards that can do just that.
United Way of the Midlands is part of a nationwide grassroots effort in conjunction with FamilyWize Community Service Partnership. The free cards are accepted at 95 percent of pharmacies nationwide, including all major chains. Using a card to save on prescriptions doesn’t require enrollment or personal information, so they’re ready to use the minute you receive one.
“It’s easy, like using a coupon. Just take it to your local pharmacist, and they’ll know exactly what to do to automatically apply all the savings available to you,” says Dan Barnes, co-chair of FamilyWise.
In 2010, 16 percent of Americans weren’t able to fill a prescription because of cost. That number is estimated at 21 percent for 2011, according to a study by USA Today/Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health. There were also more than 100 million Americans in 2011 who were uninsured for all or part of the year– about 35 percent of the population.
FamilyWize is free, does not require enrollment or personal information and is available to anyone. Discounts vary depending on the drug, but the program can save up to 75 percent. Average savings are 35%. This program could be the difference between providing the community with necessary medications, or choosing to forgo it due to high costs.
To get your FamilyWize discount card visit www.FamilyWize.org.