Introducing the 'Orange Prescription Drug Discount Card'
March 19th, 2013
The Town of Orange, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a new prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents steep savings on prescription medicines.
Orange is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member-communities.
In Connecticut, more than 10 percent of residents — nearly 360,000 people — currently lack health insurance and prescription plans, and another 800,000 residents are underinsured. There are more than 50 million uninsured individuals living in the United States.
The “Town of Orange Prescription Drug Discount Card” helps residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescription is not covered by insurance.
“This issue — and CCM’s solution — impacts residents across Orange,” said First Selectman James Zeoli. “We can now easily ensure that our uninsured and underinsured residents have better prescription coverage.”
What are the Benefits?
This new prescription discount card will provide immediate fiscal relief at the pharmacy counter for uninsured and underinsured residents and offers the following features and benefits:
- Anyone can participate regardless of age or income
- All prescription medications are covered including pet prescriptions that can be filled at a pharmacy
- There is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents
- Cost savings average 45%
- There are more than 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, and Big Y, and many independent pharmacies
- Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services
“CCM is pleased to offer this valuable community service to Orange,” said Jim Finley, CCM Executive Director and CEO. “Many families are struggling and even some families with health insurance may not have all their prescriptions covered. This program will help them save money on any medicines not covered by their insurance.”
How it Works
Each residence in Orange will receive a “Town of Orange Falls Prescription Discount Card” by direct mail which they may use at any participating retail pharmacy. Cards may be used by all town residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.
There are no enrollment forms, membership fees, restrictions or limits on frequency of use for residents. Cardholders and their family members are encouraged to use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
Cards can also be printed by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting Orange from the drop-down menu.
Claim Your FREE Prescription Discount Card
Anyone regardless of age or income can participate. No eligibility requirements.