United Way of Long Island and FamilyWize, through a partnership, have saved residents living and working on Long Island more than $4,000,000 on everyday prescription costs. The free FamilyWize drug savings card is distributed by United Way of Long Island. “No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions. That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription savings cards to everyone on Long Island”, said Theresa Regnante, President & CEO of the United Way of Long Island.
Distributed through United Way of Long Island, the FamilyWize card lowers the cost of medicine by an average of 40% or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. You can keep using your card every time you need to fill a prescription. All you have to do is present a FamilyWize card at a local pharmacy to receive the savings.
“The FamilyWize card provides immediate savings on prescription medicines with no paperwork or forms to fill out,” said Susan Gilmore, Executive Director of Community Engagement for The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership.
The FamilyWize card is for everyone without insurance or for medicines not covered by insurance.
The FamilyWize card is easy to use:
- The card is free
- For immediate and unlimited use
- Anyone can use the FamilyWize card
- No registration or activation required
- Discounts applied automatically
Or to download the free mobile app at FamilyWize app.
ABOUT THE FAMILYWIZE PARTNERSHIP
Almost every family in the United States today faces health or financial challenges. FamilyWize provides prescription assistance and information to help everyone be healthy, physically and financially. In the spring of 2005, Dan and Susan Barnes heard of families in the Lehigh Valley area who were having difficulty buying the medicine they needed because of the high cost of prescription drugs. They responded by distributing a free prescription drug savings card through family and health centers in the schools in Bethlehem. The family centers were supported by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley who then asked 25 of its partner agencies to help distribute the cards to individuals and families in need throughout the area. Almost immediately, Dan and Susan received requests from other United Ways to provide this free assistance in other communities. As a result, they established the FamilyWize Community Service Partnership by inviting a group of local and national companies to join together to provide this free assistance. Currently almost 1000 participating United Ways in all 50 states coordinate the local distribution of the free FamilyWize prescription drug savings cards. Over $700 MM in savings has been realized from the use of FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards, and a new goal was established to reach $1 billion in savings by the end of 2015. For more information, visit www.FamilyWize.org.