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$10,000,000 IN PRESCRIPTION SAVINGS FOR LONG ISLANDERS

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

 
United Way of Long Island announced today that Long Island residents have saved over $10,000,000 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 of Long Island has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped over 95,265 Nassau and Suffolk County residents, including veterans and seniors, save on their prescriptions.
 
“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO of United Way of Long Island. “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription discount 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.”
 
The FamilyWize card can lower the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45% percent for people with and without insurance. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, people can save on the cost of their medicine, with no strings attached. 
 
“We’re excited to see the people of Long Island realize the benefits of our prescription discount card,” said Vickie Nisbet, Director of Community Relations at FamilyWize. “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”
 
The Free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card can be used by anyone: uninsured, insured, and even people with Medicaid or Medicare. The use of the 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 UnitedWayli.org/FamilyWize or download the free FamilyWize app. 
 
About FamilyWize
Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped over 13 million Americans live healthier lives by saving them more than $1.5 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 card or mobile app at https://familywize.org/free-prescription-discount-card.
 
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 UnitedWayLI.org, or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
 
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