FamilyWize prescription discount cards are available for free at the Heartland United Way office and online. The card offers up to 75 percent savings on prescription drugs for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. It is accepted at more than 61,000 pharmacies nationwide that have agreed to provide prices similar to what they give large insurance companies and employers.
How to use the card
It’s easy to use a FamilyWize Card. There are no forms to fill out, waiting period or registration. The card is really just like a reusable coupon. Anyone in your family, your work, your church or your neighborhood can use it. Immediately. You can even use it if you have health insurance, both during deductible periods and for anything your insurance does not pay for.
You always get the lowest price. Your cost will be the discount price with the FamilyWize card or the pharmacy's usual and customary retail price, whichever is lower. You are responsible for the entire payment of the prescription medicine purchased after any discounts are applied. The FamilyWize card cannot lower the copay for medicine covered by insurance.
The goal of this community partnership is to reduce the cost of medicine for children, families and individuals with no prescription drug coverage by $1 billion.
*Resources: FamilyWize website, www.familywize.org