Coast2Coast Rx Card Reaches Two-Year Anniversary in Humboldt County

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Residents have saved over $800,000 on prescription medications by using the free discount card

Coast2Coast Rx Card

Humboldt County residents save thousands of dollars each month by using the county-endorsed Coast2Coast Rx card, including more than $23,800 in April 2012 alone.

Coast2Coast Rx announced today that its prescription discount card recently reached its two-year anniversary in Humboldt County, saving a total of more than $825,100 since the program’s inception. The program, approved by the County Board of Supervisors in April 2010, also serves as a revenue source for the county by generating $1.25 for public programs for each prescription filled using the card.

Supervisor Mark Lovelace helped launch the program in Humboldt County and has been a strong supporter. “The Coast2Coast Rx card program has helped residents save over 60 percent of the cost of their prescription drugs, a huge savings for something that can be a significant but necessary expense for many people," Lovelace stated. “The program also provides revenues that are reinvested to support other County health care programs."

The free Coast2Coast Rx card provides discounts on over 60,000 brand name and generic prescription drugs, with an average nationwide savings of 55 percent and in some cases, savings of up to 75 percent. Through a partner program, consumers can save on dental, vision and hearing services, diabetes supplies and even pet prescriptions. The card is available to all Humboldt County residents regardless of age, income or health status, and while the card provides significant savings for those without health insurance, it can also be effective for those whose insurance plans carry high deductibles or do not cover certain medications. In some instances the card can be used to offset the Medicare Part D “donut hole.”

Humboldt County residents save thousands of dollars each month by using the county-endorsed Coast2Coast Rx card, including more than $23,800 in April 2012 alone.

“With just a small percentage of residents using the card, the cumulative savings to date demonstrates the potential impact the program can have on constituents and the community at large,” said Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc, the company that provides the cards. “Not only have consumers enjoyed significant savings on their prescription medications, they have generated revenue for Humboldt County programs.”

As Humboldt County marks its two-year anniversary of using the discount card program, an increasing number of counties in California continue to endorse the Coast2Coast Rx card as a dual-benefit program to help their constituents save money and create a revenue stream for the county. Today 18 counties in California have approved the discount program for their residents, and with the California State Association of Counties’ endorsement of the card in late 2011, Coast2Coast Rx card is poised to be a premier healthcare asset for participating counties statewide.    

To start saving immediately on prescription drug prices, Humboldt County residents can download and print their free card at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/humboldt/. Stay up to date on Coast2Coast Rx and health care news by adding Coast2Coast Rx to your social network on Facebook and Twitter.

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/.

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