New Prescription Discount Card Program Helps Uninsured Residents In Hudson County Lower Their Medical Costs

April 29th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2013

CONTACT: James Kennelly, Hudson County Executive’s Office

PHONE: 201-369-4386

 

New Prescription Discount Card Program Helps Uninsured Residents In Hudson County Lower Their Medical Costs

New “Pro Act” Plan provides uninsured with savings for prescriptions, and other medical services. A photo-op/kick off will be held for media, Monday, May 6th

 

Jersey City, NJ — Hudson County residents will soon be able to enjoy the ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program. Created to address the underlying healthcare needs of uninsured and underinsured residents across the United States, the program is now rolling out in Hudson County at the direction of Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 

A Photo-op to highlight the ProAct Plan will be held in front of the Court House Pharmacy (across the street from Brennan Court House) at the corner of Newark and Baldwin Avenues on Monday, May 6th at 1 pm.

 

With the national rate of Americans without health insurance hovering above 15%, coupled with rising health care costs, there is an increasingly urgent need to provide health care financial relief for the uninsured.

 

“Any tool that helps us assist those struggling to pay their medical bills is one we are glad to endorse,” said County Executive DeGise. “I hope our residents will investigate how the ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program may be able to help them save money and stay healthier.”

 

The ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program provides real financial savings at the pharmacy counter for participants who are uninsured, underinsured or whose current plan does not cover a particular medication.

 

Savings At A Glance:

  • Prescription: 10% to 20% off on branded medications and 20% to 70% off on their generic equivalents.
  • Vision:  20% to 50% off on services including: Eye Exams, Frames, Lenses and Contacts.
  • LASIK:  40% to 50% off the national average.
  • Hearing Aids: 35% to 65% off brand name hearing aids and products.

 

Who is Eligible?

Anyone regardless of age or income is eligible to participate. For anyone paying the full retail price on prescription medications, the ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Card can provide immediate financial relief at the pharmacy counter. In fact, if someone is currently insured but their plan does not provide coverage for certain medications, they are eligible to participate. All prescription medications are covered and will receive some level of discount.

 

How Does It Work?

Cardholders simply present their discount card along with a new prescription at their local pharmacy to begin saving. Most pharmacies will honor your discount card. Cards are pre-activated and are ready for use. Discount Card cannot be used in conjunction with any other type of insurance coverage or to discount / reduce co pays. All prescription medications are covered, even some pet medications.

 

The cards will be mailed to all Hudson residents during the week of May 6th. If you do not receive one in the mail you can visit the ProAct website at: www.ProActRxSavings.com or by calling them at: 1-877-776-2285 to order a card today.

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