Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, a consortium of 30 towns and cities across the state, stated publically today since Stonington joined the program in January 2013, 1,056 claims have been processed and residents have saved over $58,600.This helps our residents in the huge cost of healthcare. I am very proud of the Stonington Prescription Card Program and feel it would be a great benefit to the residents by joining.
The card can be used by all town residents. Age, income or existing health coverage are not factors in these cards and there are no enrollment forms or membership fees. The card, however, cannot be used with co-payments or deductibles.
The new card will provides “immediate fiscal relief” at the pharmacy counter for the uninsured and under insured and will offer the following features and benefits:
- Anyone can 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 percent
- There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Stop & Shop and Big Y as well as independent pharmacies.
- Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.
Cards are avaliable from the Stonington Human Services Department, and can be printed by visiting http://www.CTRxDiscountCard.com and selecting “Stonington” from the drop-down menu.