The Town of Cheshire, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) is now offering a new prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents significant savings on prescription medicines.
The “Town of Cheshire Prescription Drug Discount Card” helps residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescription is not covered by insurance. This new prescription discount card will provide immediate savings at the pharmacy for uninsured and underinsured residents.
This discount program offers the following features and benefits:
- Anyone can participate regardless of age or income;
- All prescription medications are covered including pet prescriptions that are human-based and can be filled at a pharmacy;
- There is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents;
- Cost savings are on brand name and generics medications. Generic prescriptions offer the highest savings;
- There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite- Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop and Shop, and Big Y, and many local pharmacies;
- Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.
Each residence in Cheshire will receive a “Town of Cheshire Prescription Discount Card” by direct mail. Family members at that address may use the card at any participating retail pharmacy.
Cards may be used by all town residents, regardless of age, income or existing health coverage. There are no enrollment forms, membership fees, restrictions or limits on frequency of use for residents. Cardholders and their family members are encouraged to use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
Cards can also be printed by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com beginning January 22, 2014; simply select “Town of Cheshire” from the drop-down menu. This website also contains “Learn the Perks of the Card” information to help residents locate a participating pharmacy, comparison shop medications, and find information on the discounts that are available on vision, hearing and LASIK services. CCM, the statewide association of towns and cities, offers this program to all its member communities.
“CCM is pleased to offer this valuable community service to the Town of Cheshire,” said CCM Director of Member Services and Marketing, Gina Calabro. “This program will help residents save money on their medications if they don’t have insurance, and also if their current insurance doesn’t cover certain drugs.”
“CCM saw a need and addressed it with this drug discount program,” said Michael Milone, Town Manager of Cheshire. “It is a direct benefit to Cheshire. Our uninsured and underinsured residents will now have better prescription coverage.”