San Joaquin County Saves $2.9 Million+

September 13, 2013 by  
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Discount card’s benefit structure offers savings while creating revenue for public programs

The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors announced today that participating residents have saved more than $2.9 million with an average savings of 64.7 percent using its discount prescription card, Coast2Coast Rx.  Since the free program launched in August 2010, the card has served as a source of income for the county with $1.25 generated for public programs for each prescription filled.

The multiple benefits of the program give card users the opportunity to better manage their health by having access to prescriptions that they might not otherwise be able to afford.

“The Coast2Coast Rx card allows us to serve the county in several ways—it gives residents access to discounted health care options, and the funds generated are put back into the community to further our programs and services for those in need,” said San Joaquin County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua.

The card can be a significant cost-saver for those without health insurance—and it can be equally as effective for those with insurance who have high deductibles or require a prescription not covered under their current plan. Consumers enjoy savings of up to 75 percent on more than 60,000 brand name and generic prescription drugs. In some instances the card can be used to offset the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” The free card is available to everyone with no enrollment and no restrictions on age or health status. Additional benefits include discounts on vision, dental and hearing services, diabetes supplies and veterinary services and pet prescriptions.

The United Way of San Joaquin County has joined forces with the county and Coast2Coast Rx to provide cards to the people it serves. “Our mission is to improve the lives of people in our community and advance the common good; so it was an easy decision to partner with the county and with Coast2Coast Rx, knowing that our consumers will have access to discounted prescriptions, diabetes supplies that many need, and health care services,” said Andy Prokop, president & CEO of the United Way of San Joaquin County.

Local social service agencies, faith-based and nonprofit organizations and business associations are encouraged to provide the Coast2Coast Rx card to their consumers as a money-saving resource.

For immediate savings on prescription costs, San Joaquin residents can download and print free cards at /sanjoaquin/. Take part in the community discussion and stay up-to-date on healthcare news by
adding Coast2Coast Rx to your social network on Facebook an Twitter.

Yolo County’s Two-Year Program Anniversary

September 12, 2013 by  
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Free program helps constituents manage their health and while generating revenue for public services

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors announced today that its free discount prescription card, Coast2Coast Rx, has saved participating residents collectively $492,568 on prescriptions since it was inaugurated in August 2011. During this two-year period, participants have saved an average of 61.2 percent—with an impressive year-to-date average savings of 66.8 percent in 2013.

Adding to the value of the program is its revenue generating feature; the county receives $1.25 for each prescription filled using the card. Coast2Coast Rx—a free, comprehensive program for savings on thousands of prescriptions and additional health services—has no restrictions on age, health status or income. With no membership paperwork required, residents are immediately eligible to use the plan for all members of their family with no expiration date.

The Yolo County Health Department has made the card available to residents through community-based organizations and county offices. Revenue from the program has been allocated to serve the healthcare needs of Yolo County’s indigent population.

“Underinsured or uninsured residents can use the card to make their prescriptions and other health care services more affordable—a key feature to maintaining their overall health and in many cases managing chronic diseases,” said Yolo County Health Director Jill Cook.

With the Coast2Coast Rx card, consumers have benefitted from savings of up to 75 percent on their prescriptions. For those facing the expense of needed prescriptions without the benefit of insurance, insufficient coverage or high deductibles under a current plan, the card can be a significant cost-saver, and in some cases, can be used to offset the gap in coverage that Medicare Part D patients sometimes experience. Discounts on certain dental, vision, hearing, lab services, diabetes supplies, and even pet prescriptions and veterinary services, are available using the same card through partner programs. More than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide accept the card, including major chains and many independent establishments.

Yolo County residents can pick up cards at county offices or download and print their cards at /yolo/for immediate savings. Follow the program on Facebook and Twitter for updates and general health care news.

 

Santa Barbara Residents Save More Than $5.4M

September 11, 2013 by  
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Multi-faceted program benefits residents while serving as a source of revenue for the county

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors announced today that its discount prescription card, a free program named Coast2Coast Rx, has saved participating residents more than $5.4 million on prescription drug costs since it launched in August 2009―with a four-year average savings of 59.6 percent.

According to Supervisor Salud Carbajal, chairman of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, this is a notable milestone and resource. “Our residents are saving money while getting the important medications they need to manage their health—a vital asset. And we are able to fund public programs with the revenue that is generated from card use—another valuable asset to our residents.”

The revenue referenced by Chairman Carbajal is a significant benefit of the program—each time a prescription is filled using the card, the county receives $1.25 that supports public programs.

Using the free Coast2Coast Rx prescription drug card gives users access to discounts of up to 75 percent on over 60,000 brand name and generic drugs, with a nationwide average of 60 percent. Without having to fill out enrollment paperwork, the same card provides discounts for important health services such as vision, dental and hearing services, diabetes supplies and even some pet prescriptions and veterinary care. There are no restrictions or qualifications to be eligible for the card—anyone may use it regardless of income, age or health status. While the program is aimed primarily at the uninsured, it can also be a significant cost-saver for the underinsured or those with high deductibles and in some cases can help offset the expense of the Medicare Part D “donut hole.”

Recognizing that these multiple, significant benefits can help improve health outcomes, the United Way of Santa Barbara, an organization dedicated to advancing the common good among its constituents, has endorsed the program and provides cards to residents.

Santa Barbara County residents can also download and print free cards at /sbarb/for immediate savings on prescription costs at any of the chain and local pharmacies accepting the card. Follow the program on Facebook and Twitter for updates and general health care news.

San Benito County Marks its Four-Year Anniversary

September 11, 2013 by  
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Discount prescription card program helps residents manage their health while contributing to the community

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors announced today that the county’s discount prescription card, Coast2Coast Rx, has reached a milestone achievement by saving participating residents more than $1.1 million on prescription drugs since its launch in August 2009.

With the no-cost, comprehensive program San Benito County card users have a four-year average savings of 69.3 percent with averages trending upwards―in 2013 participants have already saved $387,733 with a collective average savings of 77.2 percent. The impact extends to the community, as $1.25 is generated for county programs each time a prescription is filled using the Coast2Coast Rx card.

“The numbers accrued in the last four years only tell part of the story—our constituents are using the county’s prescription discount card to better manage their health care by saving on prescriptions and routine services that they might not otherwise be able to afford,” stated San Benito County Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz. “Since the Board of Supervisors launched this program, the Coast2Coast Rx card has assisted our residents in saving money, contributed to improved health outcomes and has been a revenue-positive initiative that helps support public
projects.”

In addition to providing savings of up to 75 percent on more than 60,000 prescriptions, the Coast2Coast Rx card offers discounts on additional health services, including dental, vision and hearing care, diabetes supplies, lab and imaging work and even certain veterinary services and pet prescriptions. Everyone is eligible for the card as there are no restrictions on age, health, income or insurance status.

Though the card is especially beneficial to the uninsured and underinsured, it can also assist those facing the expense of high deductibles under their current plan and in some cases can be used by Medicare Part D patients to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses of the “donut hole.” With no membership paperwork or fees required, residents can access savings immediately by using the card at any of the 59,000+ participating pharmacies, including major chains and many independent businesses.

Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the company that provides the discount prescription card, explains the motivation for providing the comprehensive program; “We believe that nobody should have to make a choice between purchasing the prescriptions they need or groceries for their family; and we believe that healthy individuals make healthy communities. For these reasons we’ve created a program that allows the community as a whole to benefit each time a card user saves at the pharmacy.”

San Benito County residents download and print a card at /benito/ for immediate savings. Follow the program on Facebook and Twitter for updates and general health care news.

 

*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.