County Prescription Discount Cards Save Money for Residents
The most important job of a county official is supporting their residents. Since 2005, county leaders across the state have been doing just that by helping their residents save money on prescription drugs, vision services, Lasik eye surgery, and hearing aids.
The County Prescription Discount Card Program
has been offered by 49 counties, and over the years has saved New York residents over $277 million dollars on over 7.3 million prescriptions.
The County Prescription Discount Card is offered free of charge through a partnership between the county and ProAct, Inc., a Pharmacy Benefit Management Company based in Central NY.
Working alongside the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC), ProAct partners with counties to offer residents access to the program through the county website, county departments of social services, public health, and offices for the aging.
Residents can also download and print a discount card through the dedicated website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com
“This is a great no-cost benefit for residents in participating counties across the state. It's a way for county officials to support constituents across their communities,” explained NYSAC Executive Director Stephen J. Acquario. “There are no enrollment forms to fill out, no membership fees, and there's no cost to residents or taxpayers, just one card that can be used immediately.”
Any resident, regardless of age, can participate in the discount program, and one discount card may be used for all family members.
The ProAct card is accepted at over 67,000 pharmacies nationwide. Participants will save an average of 10 to 20 percent on brand name prescriptions, and 20 to 70 percent on generic drugs. In addition, residents can also take advantage of discounts offered on vision, hearing and Lasik services. The program also offers discounts on human-based pet medications.
If you have any question about this program or for more information call ProAct Help Desk toll free at 1-877-776-2285.