United Way News
United Way of Weld County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, announced that Weld County residents have saved $972,878 on prescription costs from the successful partnership between the two organizations over the last decade. The savings are the totals as of May 31, 2015, and United Way of Weld County has been administering the program since October 2006.
FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 local United Ways to help make all Food and Drug Administration-approved prescription medication more affordable for individuals with high prescription costs through the free FamilyWize prescription savings card. Over the years, FamilyWize and United Way have partnered to help more than eight million people save more than $830 million on the prescription medications they need.
Key highlights of the Health Impact Report from the United Way of Weld County include:
• $972,878 savings on prescription medications since October 2006
• 9,823 people helped
• 54,586 prescriptions
• $62,541 savings on prescription medications from June 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015, with 2,588 claims during that time
“Thanks to our partnership with FamilyWize, we are able to make a difference by providing a way for our neighbors to stay healthy,” United Way of Weld County President and CEO Jeannine Truswell said. “By reducing the burden of high prescription medication costs for those who are uninsured or underinsured, we are helping to build a stronger community.”
The FamilyWize prescription savings card, which is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, covers all FDA-approved prescription medications. The card is free to all consumers, insured and uninsured, and has an average savings of 42 percent. The card functions like a reusable prescription discount coupon, and does not require any personal information or eligibility criteria from the user. To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can download a card from FamilyWize.org, call 800-222-2818 and request a card to be sent to them, or download the free FamilyWize app.
FamilyWize also offers a drug price lookup tool, an online resource to compare prescription medication prices and find the local pharmacy with the lowest price. Consumers can access the tool on FamilyWize.org or through the FamilyWize app.