The California State Association of Counties Endorses Coast2Coast Rx Card

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Discount prescription card has helped California consumers save millions of dollars on prescription drugs and generate revenue for their communities

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The Coast2Coast card will help create revenues to support vital county programs and services, while saving money for county residents.

Coast2Coast Rx announced today that the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has endorsed its discount prescription card — a program that has been vetted and approved by the County Board of Supervisors of 17 counties in California.

The Coast2Coast card earned CSAC’s endorsement for two reasons: it saves consumers up to 75 percent on prescriptions and it has the distinction of being the only prescription discount plan that gives back to the community by contributing $1.25 for each prescription filled to participating county programs.

Coast2Coast Rx card’s mission is to provide savings on thousands of prescription drugs while improving health outcomes by making the card available with no restrictions on age, income status, or existing health conditions. In California alone, the card has allowed users to save more than $22,000,000 on prescription drugs, helping to ease the burden of health and medical expenses for those who need it most.

Among CSAC’s objectives are to improve the financial viability of all California counties and to educate the public about the importance of county programs. The Coast2Coast Rx card helps CSAC accomplish these goals by generating a revenue stream to support vital county programs and services while allowing constituents to save money on their prescription costs.

San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox knows firsthand the benefits of the Coast2Coast Rx card as he helped make the program available to residents of his county and, as a board member of CSAC, approved its endorsement of the program.

“Since San Diego County launched the program in June, more than 27,000 prescriptions have been filled and that has saved San Diegans more than $750,000,” said Supervisor Cox. “The Coast2Coast card will help create revenues to support vital county programs and services, while saving money for county residents.”

The card can be a significant cost-saver for those without health insurance but it also can be effective for those with insurance who have high deductibles or prescriptions that are not covered under their current plan. In some instances the card can be used to offset the Medicare Part D “donut hole.”

“We’re all feeling the effects of the economic downturn, so it is gratifying to know that the money generated from the Coast2Coast Rx card is being used to benefit residents; like in Amador and Alameda counties where funds support meals-on-wheels for homebound seniors and health programs respectively,” said Marty Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the company that produces the Coast2Coast Rx card. “With CSAC’s endorsement, we hope additional counties will be inspired to join this rewarding program for the good of the public.”

Offered at no cost and with no eligibility restrictions, the Coast2Coast Rx card saves consumers up to 75 percent on over 60,000 brand name or generic drugs at the 59,000+ participating pharmacies, which includes major chains and many independent establishments. Also available are discounts on certain dental, vision, hearing, lab services, diabetes supplies, and even some pet prescriptions. With no paper work to fill out, no required membership and no expiration date, the card is a simple way to save on health care expenses.

About Coast2Coast Rx Card
The mission of the Coast2Coast Rx Card is to provide a universe of prescription savings options while improving health outcomes. The Coast2Coast Rx Card has provided millions of dollars in savings on prescription drugs for its program members. A product of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., a Florida corporation (“FMC”), that is a leader in the supplemental benefits field, the Coast2Coast Rx Card was developed as a result of the belief that the cost of products and services has risen so drastically that a need has arisen among many families to supplement these costs with benefit programs and prescription cards. For more information please visit http://www.coast2coastrx.com/.

About California State Association of Counties
The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) is the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level. The Association’s long-term objective is to significantly improve the fiscal health of all California counties – from Alpine County with a little more than 1,200 people to Los Angeles County with more than 10 million – so they can adequately meet the demand for vital public programs and services. CSAC also places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services. Please visit http://csac.counties.org for further information.

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