United Way of Summit County announces $3,000,000 in prescription savings

Dec 6, 2016

United Way of Summit County today announced it has reached a milestone – more than 31,870 Summit County residents have saved $3,000,000 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Through this partnership, United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card since 2009. Nationwide, FamilyWize has helped more than 10 million Americans save more than $1 billion on their prescriptions since it was established in 2005.

FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 43 percent and potentially more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached.

“We’re excited to see the people of Summit County realize the benefits of our savings card,” said Susan Gilmore, Executive Director of Community Engagement at FamilyWize. “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”

The FamilyWize prescription savings card can be used by anyone, including people with Medicaid or Medicare, and not just people without insurance. The use of the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” says Jim Mullen, president and chief executive officer for United Way of Summit County. “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use.”

To find out more and to take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers visit www.uwsummit.org/familywize

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