• Greater Ottawa County United Way Celebrates $2 Million in Prescription Savings

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    November 12, 2019

    Contact:

    Liz DeLaLuz

    Vice President of Community Impact

    Greater Ottawa County United Way

    ldelaluz@ottawaunitedway.org

    ph: 616.610.1339

     

     

     

    November 12, 2019 – Greater Ottawa County United Way today announced that more than 17,000 Ottawa County residents have saved $2 million on their prescription medications over the past 10 years, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

     

    Through this partnership, United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 15 million Americans save more than $1.7 billion on their prescriptions.

     

    “People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” said Liz DeLaLuz of Greater Ottawa County United Way, “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription discount card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use.”

     

    The FamilyWize card immediately lowers the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45% percent for people with and without insurance. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, people can save on the cost of their medicine, with no strings attached.

     

    “We’re excited to see the people of Ottawa County realize the benefits of our prescription discount card,” said Vickie Nisbet, Director of Community Relations at FamilyWize. “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”

     

    The free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card can be used by anyone: uninsured, insured, and even people with Medicaid or Medicare. The use of the card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

     

    To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, can call 1-866-810-3784 and request a card be mailed to them, or download the free FamilyWize app

     

    About FamilyWize

    Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped over 15 million Americans live healthier lives by saving them more than $1.7 billion on prescription medications. By aggregating large groups of patients, FamilyWize advocates and negotiates for deep discounts on prescription medications which it then passes on in full to patients. FamilyWize partners with some of the most respected community groups and health care providers in the country, including United Way Worldwide, National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health America, and American Heart Association, among thousands of other community organizations. To use FamilyWize, download our card or mobile app at https://familywize.org/free-prescription-discount-card.

     

    GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED. Greater Ottawa County United Way supports, develops and implements a range of impact solutions that improve lives and create stronger communities. Learn more at www.OttawaUnitedWay.org.

     

    Contact:
    Hillary Hovinga, Director of Marketing & Communications
    (616) 402-3109

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