This program is a national initiative that was established to help people save money in their prescription drugs. More than 750 participating United Way agencies and America’s Promise Alliance Partners in all 50 states have volunteered to coordinate the local distribution of the free FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards. The card is absolutely free, is available to everyone and reduces the costs of medications by an average of 35%.
The rising cost of gas, materials, and health insurance we all face is making it even more difficult for area businesses to pay for comprehensive health plans for all their employees. While this card doesn’t solve this difficult problem, it does offer some immediate relief for full-time employees, part-time employees, family members or as supplemental to those who are covered by insurance specifically for drug coverage.
Seniors with Medicare Part D for prescription drug coverage have to deal with the infamous $3,200 Medicare “doughnut hole,” that period of time when many have no prescription assistance whatsoever. The FamilyWize Card can assist with the difficulties that this situation causes senior citizens and help them overcome this gap.
40% of adults don’t buy the medicine they need, have difficulty affording it or reduce the required dosage because of the high cost. This card can help people to provide their families with the medication they need at discounted prices.
There are no age restrictions, no income restrictions, no limit on how many times you can use it, and no waiting to get a card. Go to http://www.familywize.org/ to print a card and start using it right away!