Broome County Offers Prescription Drug Discount Card
Fourth District Broome County Legislator Joe Sanfilippo, Chair of the Broome County Legislature’s Human Services Committee, introduced the Broome County Prescription Drug Discount Card, which will be provided free of charge to all Broome County residents through a partnership with ProAct Inc.
The cards will provide users with savings between 10 to 50 percent, depending on the medication and the brand. While the program will be of most benefit to residents lacking prescription drug insurance and seniors paying out-of-pocket expenses for the Medicare Part D coverage gap, all county residents are eligible to participate regardless of age or income. The card can also be used for discounts on medication for pets.
“Access to affordable heath care is a top priority for county government leaders and we are very pleased to offer this program as Broome County government continues to find new ways to save our residents money,” said Mr. Sanfilippo. “The ProAct prescription drug card has a proven track record of helping families by making prescription drugs more affordable. Most importantly, the card is provided at no cost to County residents or taxpayers.”
Beginning today, ProAct Inc., at their expense, will mail over 91,000 Prescription Drug Discount Cards to Broome County residents. The card offers county residents a hassle-free way to save money on prescription drugs. There are no enrollment forms to fill out, no membership fees, and no income requirements. Users need only to present the card that is contained inside the mailer to their pharmacy along with a new prescription or refill in order to receive savings. The discount card can be used at any pharmacy in the area and at over 55,000 pharmacies nationwide.
There are currently 24 counties in New York offering this program. Through August of this year, over 727,000 prescriptions have been filled using this program with a savings of over 14 million dollars to participating county residents.