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United Way of Nevada County partners with FamilyWize on prescription cards

United Way of Nevada County, striving to help the citizens of Nevada County in the areas of basic needs (food, access to health care and emergency shelter), announced Thursday that Nevada County residents have saved close to $500,000 on their prescription medications. This has been made possible by a partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Through this partnership, United Way worldwide has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which has helped more than 8.4 million Americans save more than $873 million on their prescriptions.

“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” said Megan Timpany, executive director of United Way of Nevada County. “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription savings card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use.”

FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 42 percent and potentially more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached. Pharmacies such as Kmart, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are accepting this prescription savings card locally.

“We’re excited to see the people of Nevada County realize the benefits of our savings card,” said Susan Gilmore, executive director of community engagement at FamilyWize. “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”

The FamilyWize prescription savings card can be used by anyone, including people with Medicaid or Medicare, and not just people without insurance. The use of the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, visit United Way of Nevada County’s website http://www.uwnc.org under “Sponsored Programs” or call 274-8111 for more information. The card can also be downloaded from the FamilyWize website: http://www.familywize.org. United Way currently has a large supply of FamilyWize cards in Spanish and English for distribution at organizations.

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