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United Way of Long Island Celebrates $9,000,000 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 announced today that Long Island residents have saved $9,000,000 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 nearly 85,000 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 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 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

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