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May 11, 2015

Oswego County Residents Save More than $8 Million with ProAct Prescription Discount Card

Oswego County residents have collectively saved more than $8 million on nearly 230,000 prescriptions since the County Legislature implemented the ProAct prescription discount card program in February 2008.

The program is designed to help un-insured and underinsured residents save money on their prescription medications through a no-cost hassle-free prescription drug card.

"This program benefits all county residents," said County Legislator John Proud, District 7, Mexico, chairman of the Legislature's Health Committee. "There are no enrollment forms or fees, and it's offered at no-cost to the participants, residents or tax payers."

The Legislature's Health Committee recently received a report on the ProAct program.

The discount card program can be used by any county resident who is asked to pay the full cash price for their prescriptions. Even residents with prescription insurance are eligible to utilize the program in the event their medication is not covered by their insurance and they are asked to pay the full cash price. The discount card program cannot be used in conjunction with any form of insurance or to discount co-pays.

"The discount card program is 100 percent anonymous," said Legislator Proud. "Only one discount card is necessary for the whole family."

The ProAct card can be used at any participating pharmacies in the county and at over 62,000 pharmacies nationwide. To receive the savings associated with the Oswego County discount card, present your card while filling a prescription. Residents can expect to see savings from 10 to 20 percent on name brand medications and 20 to 70 percent on generic medications when using the program. Participating pharmacies and pricing information is available on the ProAct website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com.

In addition to Legislator Proud, members of the Health Committee include legislators James Karasek, committee vice chairman, District 22, Granby; Margaret Kastler, District 1, Sandy Creek; Michael Kunzwiler, District 18, Oswego; Daniel LeClair, District 8, Pennellville; Douglas Malone, District 20, Town of Oswego; and Morris Sorbello, District 23, Granby.

ProAct discount cards have been provided to Oswego County offices including the Department of Social Services, the Health Department, the Legislative Office Building, and participating pharmacies. Oswego County cards may be printed through the website at www.NYRxDiscountCard.com. Additional assistance is available at the ProAct toll free help desk at 1-877-776-2285.



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