Town of Wallingford to Provide Each Resident with a New Prescription Discount Card

August 14th, 2013

The Town of Wallingford, 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. Wallingford is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member-communities.

In Connecticut, over 10 percent of Connecticut residents, nearly 360,000 people, currently lack health insurance and prescription plans and another 800,000 residents are underinsured. There are over 50 million uninsured individuals living in the United States. The Town of Wallingford Prescription Drug Discount Card helps residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescription is not covered by insurance. 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;
  • Cost savings average 45%;
  • There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop and Shop, and Big Y, and many independent pharmacies;
  • Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.

William Dickinson, Mayor of Wallingford, said, “This is an effective effort to assist residents to reduce health care costs in Wallingford”.

Each residence in Wallingford will receive a “Town of Wallingford Prescription Discount Card” by direct mail within the next few weeks 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. Card holders and their family members are encouraged to use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
Cards will also be printed by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com and selecting Wallingford from the drop-down menu.

 

http://www.town.wallingford.ct.us/news/newsView.asp?NewsId=40968234

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