The Town of Farmington, 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 with steep savings on prescription medicines.
Farmington is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member-communities.
In Connecticut, over 10 percent of 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 Farmington Prescription Drug Discount Card” helps residents to save money on their prescription medications any time that 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 are human-based and can be filled at a pharmacy;
· There is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents;
· Cost savings are on both brand name and generic medications. Generic prescriptions offer the highest savings;
· There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop and Shop, and Big Y, and many local pharmacies;
· Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and LASIK services.
“I am very happy to share this program with residents,” said Town Manager, Kathleen A. Eagen. “Many other communities across the state have participated in this program with much success. I am excited to help residents save on their prescriptions.”
“CCM is pleased to offer this valuable community service to the Town of Farmington,” said CCM Director of Member Services and Marketing, Gina Calabro. “This program will help residents save money on their medications if they don’t have insurance, and also if their current insurance doesn’t cover certain drugs.”
Each household in Farmington will receive a “Town of Farmington Prescription Discount Card” by direct mail 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. Cardholders and their family members are encouraged to use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
Cards can also be printed by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com and selecting the Town of Farmington from the drop-down menu. The website also contains a “Learn the Perks of the Card” page where residents can locate participating pharmacies, comparison shop their medications, and find information on the discounts that are also available on vision, hearing and LASIK services. Residents can also call 1-877-776-2285 to speak with a live representative and receive further information.