Westonites can get prescription discount card

prescription-pills-rxThe town of Weston, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is providing a new prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents steep savings on prescription medicines.

Weston is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member-communities.

Each residence in Weston will receive a “Town of Weston Prescription Discount Card” by direct mail that they may use 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 may also be printed by visiting CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting Weston from the drop-down menu.

The Town of Weston 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 fiscal relief at the pharmacy counter for uninsured and underinsured residents and offers the following features and benefits:

• Anyone may participate regardless of age or income;

• All prescription medications are covered, including pet prescriptions that can be filled at a pharmacy;

• There is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents;

• Cost savings average 45%;

• There are more than 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including Lang’s Pharmacy, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, and Big Y, and many independent pharmacies;

• Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.

“This issue — and CCM’s solution — impacts residents across Weston,” said Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein. “We can now easily ensure that our uninsured and underinsured residents have better prescription coverage.”

“CCM is pleased to offer this valuable community service to Weston,” said CCM Executive Director and CEO Jim Finley. “Many families are struggling and even some families with health insurance may not have all their prescriptions covered. This program will help them save money on any medicines not covered by their insurance.”

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