March 19, 2015 (Deer Park, NY) – United Way of Long Island today announced that residents have saved $4,000,000 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, the United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which has helped more than 8.4 million Americans save more than $873 million on their prescriptions.
“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” said Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. She added, “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription savings card, which is available to anyone, can reduce these costs. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone should use, regardless of their financial situation.”
FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 42 percent and potentially more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached.
“We’re excited to see the people of Long Island realize the benefits of our savings card,” said Susan Gilmore, Executive Director of Community Engagement at FamilyWize. “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”
The FamilyWize prescription savings card can be used by anyone, including people with Medicaid or Medicare, and not just people without insurance. The use of the FamilyWize Prescription Savings 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 can print a card from UnitedWayLI.org or FamilyWize.org, call 1-866-810-3784 and request a card to be sent to them, or the card can be downloaded from the free FamilyWize app.
About The FamilyWize Community Partnership
FamilyWize is a community service partnership focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Through our partnerships with United Way and more than 100,000 community organizations, government agencies, pharmacies, health systems and businesses, we are making prescription medications more affordable and more accessible.
About United Way of Long Island
United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks of education, financial stability and health. We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become part of the change. United Way of Long Island is part of a worldwide network spanning across 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. For more information about United Way of Long Island, please visit www.UnitedWayLI.org.