You are here

United Way Helps Plymouth County Residents Save $2 Million in Drug Prescription Costs!

Contact Person:
Dennis Carman
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 105
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/15/18
 
United Way Helps Plymouth County Residents Save $2 Million in Drug Prescription Costs!
 
Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card 
 
United Way Staff Celebrate; FamilyWize prescription savings cards are available at United Way
 
Brockton, MA – United Way of Greater Plymouth County (UWGPC) today announced that Greater Plymouth County residents have saved $2,000,000 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities!
 
Through this partnership, United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 10 million Americans save more than $1 billion on their prescriptions nationwide.  UWGPC began its partnership with FamilyWize in November of 2007 to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or those who have insurance that doesn’t cover their medications.  
 
“No one should have to make a choice between putting food on the table and paying for needed medicines,” said Dennis Carman, United Way of Greater Plymouth County President & CEO “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize ten years ago. Their free prescription discount card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that anyone, regardless of their financial situation, can use.”
 
FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicines by an average of 40 percent for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescriptions, no strings attached. 
The FamilyWize prescription discount card can be used by anyone, including people with Medicaid or Medicare, and not just people without insurance. The use of the FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.
To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, residents of Plymouth County can contact United Way of Greater Plymouth County to arrange a pick up of the drug prescription discount card by calling 508-583-6306 or e-mailing info@uwgpc.org.  
###
 
About FamilyWize
Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped over 10 million Americans live healthier lives by saving them more than $1 billion on prescription medications. By aggregating large groups of patients, FamilyWize advocates and negotiates for deep discounts on prescription medications which it then passes on in full to patients. FamilyWize partners with some of the most respected community groups and health care providers in the country, including United Way Worldwide, National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health America, and American Heart Association, among thousands of other community organizations. 
To use FamilyWize, download our app at https://familywize.org/free-prescription-discount-card.
 
 
About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve the lives of people in Greater Plymouth County.”  United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy and well-educated community in which people's needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and financial stability.  United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.     
www.uwgpc.org          facebook.com/uwgpc