Rock Island County Saves $4 Million

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Press Release

Rock Island County’s Prescription Discount Card, Coast2Coast Rx, Saves Participating Residents More Than $4 Million Dollars By Fourth Anniversary

 Unique program offers consumers savings while serving as a source of revenue for county

The Rock Island County Board announced today that the county’s free discount prescription program, Coast2Coast Rx, has allowed participating residents to save more than $4.8 million on prescription drugs since its launch just over four years ago in March 2009.

Coast2Coast Rx is a public service available to all residents, with no restrictions on age, health status or income. Constituents can use the card at major chain pharmacies to save up to 75 percent on more than 60,000 name brand and generic prescriptions. Other health care services—including vision, dental and hearing care, diabetes supplies and pet prescriptions and veterinary care—are also available at discounted rates through a network of partner providers.

Neither card users nor the county bear any cost for participating in the program, and it requires no additional work from county personnel. In fact, as County Board Chairman Phillip B. Banaszek explained, the card actually generates revenue for public programs, as each time the card is used to fill a prescription the county receives $1.25 for public programs.

“Board Members voted for Coast2Coast Rx card program to provide a comprehensive resource that would help to address our constituents’ health and financial concerns,” said Chairman Banaszek. “The Coast2Coast Rx card has helped support our residents and fill the gaps left by budgets cuts to health services like the Illinois Cares Rx Program; so combined with the revenue that the county receives for simply using the card, it’s served as a valuable public resource.”

In an effort to distribute the card to as many consumers as possible, Coast2Coast Rx is working with public departments and local nonprofit agencies to increase awareness of the program; and encourages organizations and agencies providing social services to distribute the card to their constituents as a money-saving resource; any organization that would like a free supply of cards to distribute can email their request.

“The Coast2Coast Rx card is a valuable resource—one that offers benefits that can help Rock Island County residents better manage their health by accessing significant savings on prescriptions they need as well as discounts on other health care services,” said Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the company that provides the discount prescription card.

As there is no membership paperwork required, residents can simply pick up a card from locations around their county or download and print a card at /counties/il/rockisland/. Consumers can follow Coast2Coast Rx on Facebook and Twitter to join in the conversation and stay updated on the program and other health news.


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*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.