United Way of Fort Smith Area Delivers Prescription Savings

Free, easy to use prescription savings card can deliver significant savings on to anyone, regardless of their insurance.

(Fort Smith, AR) – January 5, 2016 – United Way of Fort Smith Area and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, want to remind local residents they have access to a free, easy to use prescription savings card that to date has helped more than 8.4 million Americans save more than $857 million on their prescriptions.

“No one should be forced to choose between paying for food, rent or medicine because of the high cost of prescriptions. That’s why we’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription savings cards to everyone in our six-county coverage area”, said Eddie Lee Herndon of the United Way of Fort Smith Area”  “People in our six-county area, in 2015, saved over $166,000 just by using the FamilyWize card.”

FamilyWize cards can immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 42 percent or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached.

“So many people are struggling with the high cost of medicine and need help right now. The FamilyWize card can provide immediate savings on prescription medicines, with no paperwork or forms to fill out,” said Susan Gilmore, Executive Director of Community Engagement of FamilyWize.

The FamilyWize prescription savings card can be used by anyone, including people without insurance and people with insurance but have high deductibles. The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card has unlimited use, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, can call 1-800-222-2818 and request a card to be sent to them, or can download the free FamilyWize app.

About The FamilyWize Community Partnership

FamilyWize is a community service partnership focused on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Through our partnerships with United Way and more than 100,000 community organizations, government agencies, pharmacies, health systems and businesses, we are making prescription medications more affordable and more accessible.

For more information, call United Way of Fort Smith Area at 479-782-1311 or visit our website, unitedwayfortsmith.org.