Family Wize prescription savings in Addison County!
UWAC and the FamilyWize Community Partnership have teamed up to make prescriptions more affordable for those without insurance or even those who have insurance that doesn't cover their medicine. FamilyWize cards have provided needed relief with great success, saving 2,988 people in our community more than $95,991 on the cost of their medicine through December 31, 2014. However, there are still many more people whose health is endangered because their prescriptions are too expensive and they are not getting the medicines they need.
"In 2015, we'd like to see every person in our community who is unemployed, uninsured, had to buy medicine not covered by their health plan or government program, or is unable to get the medicine they need for any reason, get a FamilyWize card from our United Way,'" said Kate McGowan, past Executive Director of United Way of Addison County. "We also encourage them to see what other services we can refer them to- like food banks and pantries, utility and housing assistance, and more. We know that these are still hard times for many people and we're here to help."
The UWAC FamilyWize partnership has already had a huge nation wide impact with:
- 5.2 million people helped
- 5000 additional people helped each day
- $470 million saved on the cost of medications
Families and individuals saved money on prescription purchases by flashing their Family Wize prescription discount cards! We started this program in 2011 – we are pleased to see the savings grow!
Year Savings Claims
2014 $29,812 820
2013 $32,771 957
2012 $27,924 961
2011 $ 5,484 250
Free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Cards available.
FamilyWize cards can reduce prescription drug costs by an average of 40% and can be as high as 75%.
Cards are available to:
- Anyone who does not currently have health insurance
- Anyone who does not have prescription coverage
- Anyone who is purchasing a medication not covered by their insurance