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United Way of Long Island Celebrates $5 Million in Prescription Savings

Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medication through its free, easy to use prescription savings card

United Way of Long Island announced that residents have saved $5 million 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.

“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription savings card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use.”

FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 43 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. 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, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, can 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