MAYVILLE - County Executive Gregory J. Edwards announced the Chautauqua County Discount card in 2009, and since that time county residents have filled more than 90,000 prescriptions and saved more than $2.6 million dollars by using the free discount card.
Edwards partnered with ProAct Inc. to provide financial relief for residents who are uninsured or underinsured and needed to fill prescriptions. This program was made available through ProAct Inc. at no cost to Chautauqua County or participants.
"Every month I review the usage of the prescription card by residents and I recently learned that residents are savings an average of 49 percent on prescription costs and in September alone this amount exceeded $83,000," said Edwards.
The program offers residents a hassle-free way to save money. There are no enrollment forms to fill out, no membership fees, and no age or income requirements. The prescription discount card can be used at any pharmacy in the area and at over 55,000 pharmacies nationwide. Seniors have found the card especially useful in helping defray some of the costs related to the Medicare prescription "donut hole."
Prescription Drug Discount Cards are available at many local pharmacies and at various Chautauqua County departments, including: County Clerk's Office, Health Department, and Social Services. Residents with computer access can print a card any time by visiting the ProAct website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com. Residents may also contact the Chautauqua County Executive's office at 753-4211 for more information.
"Currently there are over 9,000 residents in the county that do not have prescription coverage," said Edwards. "I would like to remind every resident to sign up for this absolutely free benefit so they can begin saving money and the uninsured and underinsured can receive their necessary prescriptions."
ProAct Inc. is a Pharmacy Benefit Management Company based in Central New York and a division of Kinney Drugs.