Re-launch of prescription drug discount card program
April 13th, 2015
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Broome County prescription drug discount card may arrive in your mailbox soon.
The county began mailing the ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Card Monday and the cards will arrive as soon as Tuesday.
One card covers one family. There is no sign-up or cost for Broome County residents or taxpayers.
The program is not new, it’s a re-launch of an existing one.
Since 2009, residents have used the discount card program to fill more than 210,000 prescriptions and saved more than $7.7 million, according to County Executive Debbie Preston.
"It provides the residents an opportunity to do their do diligence if they do have some sort of prescription coverage,” Terrence O’Neill, program manager, said. “It provides them the opportunity to see if the discount card will provide them a better cost for their prescription rather than going through the affordable care act."
With the discount card, Broome residents can get up to 20 percent off name brand medication and up to 70 percent off generic.
The program is for the uninsured or the underinsured individuals, regardless of age or income. It offers reduced rates on medication at local pharmacies at no cost to them.
Every pharmacy in the county participates in the program.
If you don't get a card in the mail, it will also be available at local county offices and pharmacies.
You can find out more information about the program, or print off a card yourself here.