Coast2Coast Rx Reports Prescription Savings of More Than $1.3 Million in Shelby County

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Discount prescription card can be a useful tool to save money on health care expenses

Coast2Coast Rx Card

Our objective has always been to help improve consumers’ health outcomes while providing a means for them to save on their prescriptions and health care services - Marty Dettelbach

The administrators of the Coast2Coast Rx card, a free discount prescription program endorsed by about 280 governmental entities nationwide, announced today that the card has collectively saved residents of Shelby County, Tenn. more than $1.3 million since the County Board of Commissioners approved the program.

The program allows cardholders to save significant money—up to 75 percent, with a nationwide average savings of 60 percent—on thousands of prescriptions and ease some of the financial burdens many individuals and families carry when trying to manage their health care. The significant savings achieved through card use is just the beginning: Coast2Coast Rx discount program generates $1.25 to the county for each prescription filled using the card, creating a revenue stream to help subsidize public programs. As a result, county residents have the dual benefit of saving on their prescriptions while effectively reinvesting in their community by using the card.

All consumers, regardless of age, income or health status, are eligible to use the free Coast2Coast Rx card. There are no membership requirements or enrollment paperwork. Use of the card is not limited to the uninsured; those currently paying high deductibles or who require a prescription not covered by their insurance may benefit from the card’s savings. For some consumers, the card may even help relieve costs of the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” Through partner programs, consumers can also receive discounts on diabetes supplies, services such as lab and imaging, vision, dental and hearing care and even pet prescriptions and veterinary care.

“Our objective has always been to help improve consumers’ health outcomes while providing a means for them to save on their prescriptions and health care services; to that end, we have made the Coast2Coast Rx card and its discounted products and services accessible to all consumers,” said Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the providers of the Coast2Coast Rx card. “The savings achieved in Shelby County to date are impressive given that just a percentage of residents are using the card. As consumer usage increases so will the impact of the program on health outcomes, savings for residents and income generated for the county health department.”

For savings on more than 60,000 brand name drugs prescriptions, the Shelby County Coast2Coast Rx card is available to print at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/counties/tn/shelby/ . View the nearest participating pharmacy locations at http://www.coast2coastrx.com. Consumers are invited to join the conversation by visiting the health care blog on the Coast2Coast Rx website and to add Coast2Coast Rx to their social networks 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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