Coast2Coast Rx Card Allows San Benito County Residents To Save Up to 75 Percent on Prescription Medications

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Free discount card saves consumers money and serves as revenue source for county programs

Coast2Coast Rx Card

...the Coast2Coast Rx card is an effective way for the County to help ease the financial burden of prescription costs for those in need, with the added benefit of creating revenue for the community - Supervisor De La Cruz

Coast2Coast Rx announced today that residents of San Benito County saved more than $242,000 in 2011 on prescription drug costs by using the program’s free prescription discount card — and a total of more than $422,000 since it was approved by the County Board of Supervisors in August 2009.

The savings the card offers is just part of the program’s significant advantages: Coast2Coast Rx also provides $1.25 for each prescription filled using the card, generating revenue for public programs in San Benito. This community support distinguishes Coast2Coast Rx from other prescription drug discount cards and illustrates how useful the program can be for San Benito County and its residents.

“San Benito is a diverse community of hard-working individuals and families, and the Coast2Coast Rx card is an effective way for the County to help ease the financial burden of prescription costs for those in need, with the added benefit of creating revenue for the community,” said Supervisor Jaime De la Cruz. “I encourage our constituents who lack sufficient health care coverage to explore the savings options that the card can provide.”

Using a Coast2Coast Rx card can save consumers up to 75% on thousands of brand name and generic prescriptions. The card also provides discounts on health care services such as dental, vision and hearing services, diabetes supplies and even some pet prescriptions, and is free for any San Benito resident regardless of their current insurance, age or health status. The program can be a significant cost-saver for those without health insurance but it can also help those with insurance who have high deductibles or need prescriptions that are not covered under their current plan. In some instances the card can be used by senior citizens to offset the Medicare Part D “donut hole.”

“Our focus is to ensure that as many consumers as possible have access to the card and affordable prescription drugs so health outcomes can be improved,” said Chief Marketing Officer Marty Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts, Inc., the company that provides the discount prescription card. “It’s a win-win for constituents and the community at large.”

Coast2Coast Rx continues to expand its work with public departments and local nonprofit agencies to increase awareness and use of the card. The program does not require residents to fill out any paperwork; they can simply pick up or download and print free cards at http://www.coast2coastrx.com/benito/ and present the card for immediate savings when they purchase their prescriptions.

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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