Prescription drug discount card now available in county
Nevada County and Financial Marketing Concepts (FMC) has launched a prescription drug discount program for local residents.
The Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age, or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation over 55 percent in 2011 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and other people living outside the county are able to take part in the program.
The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and can be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Nevada County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.
“With health-care costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most,” said Jeff Brown, director of Nevada County’s Health and Human Services Agency.
“There are no eligibility requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles,” Brown added. “If a particular drug isn’t covered under a person’s health plan – they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.”
Providing savings for residents through the Rx program will come at no expense to the county. In fact, FMC will pay the county a royalty of $1.25 per prescription and the royalty does not increase cardholder cost. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides dental, vision, diabetic-testing supplies and hearing discounts up to 50 percent for the entire family 50 to 80 percent discounts for lab and imaging tests.
The Coast2Coast Rx card is available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and county health facilities. Residents also will be able to print the Rx card, check their prescription prices and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.
For more information, call 720-317-7280.