Speak Up About Healthy Hearing!

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May 16, 2012

Can you hear us now?  Coast2Coast Rx applauds the efforts of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for increasing awareness and promoting healthy treatments during Better Hearing and Speech Month.

According to the ASHA, hearing loss affects more than nine million Americans over the age of 65, making it one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the United States. Treatment and assistive technology can drastically improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing.1

In a survey conducted in 2011 by AARP and ASHA, 63 percent of poll respondents stated that the limits of their health insurance, concerns about cost, and lack of health insurance were reasons that prevented them from getting adequate treatment for their hearing difficulties.2

We cannot let aging Americans and others with hearing problems suffer in silence. In its efforts to provide a universe of healthcare cost savings, Coast2Coast Rx has partnered with qualified audiology centers to offers a variety of discounts on hearing-related treatments and products.  If you or someone you know is lacking hearing care in their insurance plan, or has exhausted those benefits during a covered period of time, the Coast2Coast Rx card may be able to help them save money on out-of-pocket costs.

  • A 35% discount off the price of hearing aids offered by our network provider
  • Free initial hearing exams valued at $119
  • A two-year supply of hearing aid batteries valued at $98 each
  • A two-year manufacturer’s warranty on hearing devices including coverage for loss and damage valued at $350
  • Unlimited follow-up visits with purchase the hearing devices (valued at $439 for six visits)
  • 100% service satisfaction guarantee
  • Flexible financing options

It’s time to raise the volume on the discussion of a lifetime of healthy hearing!  Make sure that you and your family discover the benefits of the Coast2Coast Rx card for your hearing and prescription needs.

What are you doing to make sure that you and your loved ones are enjoying a lifetime of healthy hearing?  Please share with us by adding Coast2Coast Rx in your social network on Facebook and Twitter.

 

1 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association “Communication Disorders in Older Americans – Prevalence of Hearing Loss Increases with Age” http://www.asha.org/about/news/tipsheets/04MarchTP.htm

2 “New AARP ASHA Study Shows Many AARP Members Suffering Hearing Issues in Silence” 2011, December 1 http://www.asha.org/About/news/Press-Releases/2011/New-AARP-ASHA-Study-Shows-Many-AARP-Members-Suffering-Hearing-Issues-in-Silence.htm

Women, it’s time to think about your health

May 14, 2012 by  
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May 14, 2012

What is National Women’s Health Week?  National Women’s Health Week is a great way to continue the Mother’s Day celebration! The weeklong observance brings together communities, businesses, government, schools, health organizations, places of worship, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health—and encourages your mother, sister, wife, friends, and you to make health a top priority. 1 Women are at risk for a variety of health issues; and WebMD has compiled the top 5 health concerns for women:2

  • Heart Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Autoimmune Diseases

Women often serve as caregivers for their families, and sometimes put the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health recommends that women visit a healthcare professional to receive regular checkups and preventative screenings, ask their doctor about medications and supplements to consider, and eat, sleep, and exercise well in order to stay healthy.3

 

How can we celebrate National Women’s Health Week?  Anyone who wants to promote women’s health can celebrate. Organizations large and small will hold events, such as free health screenings and resource fairs, hand out educational materials, offer fitness classes, issue proclamations, spread the word through social media, and more. To find and event near you, visit: http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/events/.

The providers of the Coast2Coast Rx card believe that prohibitive cost should not have to prevent consumers from necessary dental, vision or hearing services, diabetes supplies or medications that thousands of women—and families—need. The Coast2Coast Rx Prescription discount card can help you save up to 75% on over 60,000 medications including those for blood pressure control as well as cholesterol management. Additionally, Coast2Coast Rx can save you up to 50% on all your diabetic supplies.

 

Women tend to wear many hats these days – whether you balance work, school, motherhood, a household, volunteering, hobbies, travel or all of the above, your plate gets full quickly!  That’s why it’s so important to make your health a priority. There are too many people counting on you to let your health decline. Let Coast2Coast Rx help you to help you and your loved ones stay healthy.

 

Let’s get social and stay connected! Join Coast2Coast Rx on Facebook and Twitter to tell us how you plan to celebrate National Women’s Health Week.

 

1 “What is National Women’s Health Week?” (2012, February 8.) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/about/

 Zamora, Dulce (2010, October 18)” Women’s Top 5 Health Concerns” WebMD http://women.webmd.com/guide/5-top-female-health-concern

 3 “National Women’s Checkup Day: May 14, 2012” (2012, February 8.) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw/check-up-day/

 

A Vision of Affordable Eye Care

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May 10, 2012

Healthy Vision Month was established by National Eye Institute (NEI) in May 2003 to raise awareness of vision care as a health priority for the nation. Coast2Coast Rx encourages consumers to find out more about this important initiative.

In particular, Coast2Coast Rx reminds consumers to take steps to recognize and evaluate vision loss that often comes with aging. According to the the Association for Maculate-Disease, Age-Related Macular-Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 50. AMD gradually destroys the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, central vision needed for seeing objects clearly. The early and intermediate stages of AMD usually start without symptoms, but scheduling a comprehensive dilated eye exam is a critical step to detect AMD. For more information on Age Related Macular-Degeneration visit the Association for Maculate-Disease at www.Macula.org.1

Millions of individuals in the United Statesare living with eye problems such as AMD and vision loss. The first step  towards improved eye health and vision care can be as simple (and critical!) as scheduling comprehensive dilated eye exams.

Prohibitive cost should not have to prevent individuals and families from maintaining their vision and eye health. Coast2Coast Rx Cardholders and their families will save an average of 10 percent to 50 percent on their eye care needs at over 12,000 chain and independent vision care providers.  If you or someone you know is does not vision care as part of their insurance plan, or has exhausted vision benefits provided, the Coast2Coast Rx card may be able to help them save money on out-of-pocket costs.

Coast2Coast Rx Cardholder benefits include but are not limited to:

  • National vision care network consisting of over 12,000 providers
  • Mail-order contact lenses
  • Immediate savings at point of purchase
  • Discounts on corrective surgery (LASIX)
  • 100% guarantee satisfaction for 30 days

Make it a priority to see clearly and take care of your vision.  Explore the benefits of the Coast2Coast Rx card; it may help you to see a bright future of  savings. Stay updated on Coast2Coast Rx and health news by making us part of  your social network on Facebook and Twitter.

1 “Age Related Macular-Degeneration (AMD)” http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/index.asp

*This is NOT insurance. Discounts are only available at participating pharmacies. By using this card you agree to pay the entire prescription cost less any applicable discount. Savings may vary by drug and by pharmacy. The program administrator may obtain fees or rebates from manufacturers and/or pharmacies based on your prescription drug purchases. These fees or rebates may be retained by the program administrator or shared with you and/or your pharmacy. Prescriptions purchased through this program will not be eligible for reimbursement through Medicaid, Medicare or any other government program. This program does not guarantee the quality of the services or products offered by individual providers. We do not sell your personal information. Call the member toll-free number on the front of the ID card (1-800-931-8872) to file a complaint related to this program. Note to Texas Consumers: You may contact the Texas Department of Insurance if you remain dissatisfied after completing this program’s complaint process. Owned and operated by Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc.; a Florida Corporation.