January 25, 2008
Oswego County Begins Prescription Discount Program for Residents
Oswego County residents can look for their new prescription drug discount cards in the mail beginning Monday, Jan. 28. The Oswego County Legislature has partnered with ProAct, Inc., a pharmacy benefit management company based in Central New York, to offer residents a prescription drug discount card that will help defray the rising cost of prescription medication.
ProAct, Inc. will mail more than 50,000 drug cards to households in Oswego County. The cards are scheduled to arrive in residents' homes the week of Jan. 28. “The prescription drug discount card can provide significant savings for uninsured and underinsured residents of Oswego County,” said Oswego County Legislature Chairman Barry Leemann. “Residents who have prescription drug coverage can use the card to save money on drugs that are not covered by their health plan.”
Any Oswego County resident, regardless of age, can participate in the discount program. One discount card may be used for all family members.
“As elected officials, it is our responsibility to find ways to save our taxpayers money and especially help those who may not have insurance or adequate benefits. We believe this is an excellent opportunity to do just that,” said Legislature Chairman Leemann.
Participants will save an average of 10 to 20 percent on brand name prescriptions, and 20 to 50 percent on generic drugs, according to Oswego County Administrator Philip Church. “There is no cost to the county or its residents,” said Church.
Dan Villa, president of ProAct, said, “We are excited to be working with the Oswego County Legislature and its various agencies to help reduce prescription drug costs for Oswego County residents.”
The prescription drug discount card is accepted at the following 27 pharmacies:
The discount card will be available at participating pharmacies, as well as the following county government agencies: Office of the Chairman, Oswego County Legislature, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego; Office for the Aging and Oswego County Health Department, 70 Bunner St., Oswego; Veterans' Service Agency, 200 N. Second St., Fulton; and Department of Social Services, Spring Street, Mexico.
People with questions about the program or who would like more information may call the ProAct, Inc. help desk toll free at 1-877-776-2285.
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