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United Way of Long Island Celebrates $7,000,000 in Prescription Savings

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

United Way of Long Island today announced that residents have saved $7,000,000 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 has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 11 million Americans save more than $1 billion on their prescriptions.

“For many Long Islanders, prescriptions are critical but can also be expensive,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island. “Our partnership with FamilyWize is so important, because it can remove the stress about whether or not a family can afford their necessary medications. Anyone, regardless of their financial situation, can utilize this tool and use the money they saved toward covering other essential costs in their lives.”

The FamilyWize card immediately lowers 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 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 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, can call 1-866-810-3784 and request a card be mailed to them, or download the free FamilyWize app