Three-Year Anniversary in San Benito County

August 23, 2012 by  
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Coast2Coast Rx Prescription Card Reaches Three-Year Anniversary in San Benito County

Discount card is endorsed by San Benito County Board of Supervisors for its multi-faceted benefits

 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. — August 20, 2012 — The providers of the Coast2Coast Rx discount card and the San Benito County Board of Supervisors announced today that the free program has reached its three-year anniversary in San Benito County where residents have collectively saved more than $584,050 on prescriptions since the discount card was adopted in August 2009. The savings provided by the card is one of two significant benefits: it saves consumers money while generating revenue for important public programs. For each prescription filled, the county receives $1.25—a feature that sets this discount program apart from the rest.

Approved by the Boards of Supervisors in San Benito and 24 additional counties throughout California, Coast2Coast Rx is a no-cost, comprehensive program for savings on thousands of prescriptions and additional health services. Everyone is immediately eligible to use the plan as there are no restrictions on age, health status or income. With no membership paperwork or fees required, residents can simply pick up a card from locations around the county or download or print a card from the Coast2Coast website.

By using the Coast2Coast Rx card, consumers may benefit from savings of 10, 25 or even up to 75 percent on their prescriptions, with an average nationwide savings of 55 percent in 2011. For the uninsured and those facing the expense of needed prescriptions with insufficient coverage or high deductibles under a current plan, the card can be a significant cost-saver. In some cases the discounts can help offset the gap in coverage that Medicare Part D patients sometimes experience. More than 59,000 pharmacies nationwide accept the card, including major chains and many independent establishments. Discounts on certain dental, vision, hearing, lab services, diabetes supplies, and even pet prescriptions and veterinary services are available through partner programs—all while enjoying the convenience of using the same card for an entire family.

Chairperson of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors, Jaime De La Cruz, calls the card a “win-win,” saying, “The Coast2Coast Rx card provides consumers discounted rates on prescriptions and other healthcare services, allowing them to manage their family’s health, and at the same time effortlessly create a revenue stream that benefits public projects and programs. When our constituents have access to more affordable healthcare options, everybody wins.”

To increase awareness and use of the card, Coast2Coast Rx continues to develop outreach efforts to public departments and local nonprofit agencies. Social service agencies and nonprofit organizations can request a free supply of cards to distribute to their constituents as a money-saving resource. Local business owners are also encouraged to make the card available to their employees to help supplement company-provided healthcare plans or to assist employees who do not qualify for coverage.

“Not only does the Coast2Coast Rx card provide significant savings to consumers without insurance, but anyone preparing to pay out-of-pocket for their prescription medications is encouraged to compare costs using the card,” said Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the company that provides the discount prescription card. “Those who are underinsured and even those with high deductibles as a result of their current plan can use the Coast2Coast Rx card to reduce their costs.”

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

 

 

About Coast2Coast Rx Card
The mission of the Coast2Coast Rx Card is to provide a universe of prescription savings options while improving health outcomes. The Coast2Coast Rx Card has provided millions of dollars in savings on prescription drugs for its program members. A product of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., a Florida corporation (“FMC”), that is a leader in the supplemental benefits field, the Coast2Coast Rx Card was developed as a result of the belief that the cost of products and services has risen so drastically that a need has arisen among many families to supplement these costs with benefit programs and prescription cards. For more information please visit /.

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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.