Lee County Residents Save More Than $5.7 Million Using the Coast2Coast Rx Prescription Discount Program

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Discount card can be a useful tool to save money on prescriptions and other health care expenses

Coast2Coast Rx Card

In the face of challenging economic conditions every dollar saved is one that makes difference to individuals and families who may be struggling with other household bills. - Commissioner Cecil L Pendergrass

The providers of Coast2Coast Rx, a free prescription discount card, and Florida’s Lee County Department of Human Services announced today that the program has saved residents of the county more than $5.72 million on prescription medications since October 2010, when it was launched by the Board of County Commissioners. The total savings includes more than $197,000 in the first month of 2013 alone.

As a partner in helping Lee County constituents save money on their health care expenses, Coast2Coast Rx administers and markets the comprehensive program, all at no cost to the county. In fact, the easy-to-use card has an additional benefit—each time it is used to fill a prescription, $1.25 is generated to help subsidize health and human services in Lee County. The Board of County Commissioners—recognizing the potential of the program to help constituents manage their health care needs and save money on needed prescriptions—made Coast2Coast Rx the prescription card of choice for Lee County.

"In 2010 we told our constituents that using the card could help put money back in their pockets, and with an average savings of more than 60 percent since we launched the program, the card has allowed Lee County residents to save significantly on prescriptions that they might not otherwise be able to afford," said District 2 Commissioner Cecil L Pendergrass. "In the face of challenging economic conditions every dollar saved is one that makes difference to individuals and families who may be struggling with other household bills."

Along with about 280 other governmental entities, Lee County’s partnership with Coast2Coast Rx has the potential to help constituents manage their health care needs and save money on needed prescriptions while effortlessly generating revenue for their communities. The card collectively saves consumers nationwide millions of dollars on thousands of prescriptions and additional health services

All consumers, regardless of age, income or health status, are eligible to use the card, including uninsured and underinsured consumers, those currently paying high deductibles and who require a prescription not covered by their insurance. For some consumers, the card may even help relieve costs of the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” With savings of up to 75 percent on more than 60,000 brand name and generic prescriptions, the Coast2Coast Rx card is accepted at 59,000+ participating pharmacies nationwide. Consumers can also select from partner providers to receive discounts on diabetic supplies, services such a lab and imaging, vision, dental and hearing care and even pet prescriptions and veterinary care.

“For consumers who lack comprehensive healthcare and even those facing the high cost of deductibles in their plan, the Coast2Coast Rx card can offer significant discounts on the prescriptions and other health care services they need," said Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the providers of the Coast2Coast Rx card. “And, through the revenue generated for their communities each time the card is used to fill a prescription, the Coast2Coast Rx card allows Lee County residents to have a positive impact on their county."

With no membership paperwork required, residents can simply pick up a card from locations around the county or download and print a card from the Coast2Coast website. The Lee County Coast2Coast Rx card is available to print at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/counties/fl/lee/ for immediate savings on prescription costs. 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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