Sarasota County Residents Save More Than $8.3 Million With Coast2Coast Rx Discount Prescription Program

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Residents' savings inlcude more than $2 million in 2012

Coast2Coast Rx Card

In today’s struggling economy, every dollar saved by consumers is important, particularly when it provides access to prescriptions that residents might not be able to afford otherwise - Marty Dettelbach

Coast2Coast Rx announced today that its free prescription discount card has saved residents of Sarasota County, Fla. more than $2.7 million on prescription drug costs in 2012. The year-to-date savings contributes to a total savings of more than $8.3 million since the program’s inception.

Endorsed by Sarasota’s County Commissioners, the Coast2Coast Rx card has the ability to save consumers up to 75 percent on more than 60,000 brand name and generic prescription drugs, and to serve as a source of income for the county’s public programs—$1.25 is generated for each prescription filled using the card. These benefits, coupled with the fact that the program is free and easy to use, demonstrate how valuable the Coast2Coast Rx card can be for consumers and the county.

“In today’s struggling economy, every dollar saved by consumers is important, particularly when it provides access to prescriptions that residents might not be able to afford otherwise,” said Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the company that provides the discount prescription card. “Everyone should have access to affordable prescriptions and health care services. With this in mind, we developed the Coast2Coast Rx card and partner with about 280 governmental entities nationwide.”

As there is no membership paperwork or eligibility requirements to use the card, any Sarasota County resident can access these discounts regardless of age, health status, or whether they currently have an insurance plan. The program also offers discounts on other valuable health care services such as flu shots, vision, dental and hearing services, diabetes supplies and certain pet prescriptions and veterinary care. Most major chain pharmacies and many independent establishments accept the card and, for convenience, Coast2Coast Rx has provided a pharmacy locator tool on its website.

Coast2Coast Rx continues to forge partnerships with governmental entities nationwide to increase availability to the free card. Public departments, nonprofit agencies and business owners are invited to request free supplies of the cards to distribute to their constituents, employees and customers.

For immediate savings on prescription costs, Sarasota County residents can download and print free cards at http://www.coast2coastrx.com. Take part in the community discussion and stay up-to-date on 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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