Sullivan County to offer prescription Drug discount card to all County Residents   

(Monticello, N.Y) — Sullivan County Manager, David P. Fanslau, today introduced the Sullivan County Prescription Drug Discount Card, which will be provided free of charge to all Sullivan County residents through a partnership with ProAct Inc.

“The cards will provide users with savings between 10 to 50 percent, depending on the medication and the brand.  While the program will be of most benefit to residents lacking prescription drug insurance, all county residents are eligible to participate regardless of age or income.  The card can also be used for discounts on medication for pets,” said Jonathan F. Rouis, Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature.

“We are glad to provide access to this new discount card that will expand services, with opportunities for vision services, lasix services, hearing aid services, and other services,” said Legislator Ron G. Hiatt, Chairman of the Health and Family Services Committee.  “The services may also include access to dental insurance services, and residents are encouraged to contact ProAct, Inc. for more information,” added Hiatt.

Beginning next week, ProAct, Inc. will mail over 40,000 Prescription Drug Discount Cards to Sullivan County residents.  The card offers county residents a hassle-free way to save money on prescription drugs.  There are no enrollment forms to fill out, no membership fees and no income requirements.  Users need only to present the card that is contained inside the mailer to their pharmacy along with a new prescription or refill in order to receive savings.  The discount card can be used at any pharmacy in the area and at over 56,000 pharmacies nationwide.

There are currently 39 counties in New York offering this program.  Over 1.6 million prescriptions have been filled using this program with a savings of over $43 million dollars to participating county residents.

Residents should contact ProAct directly with any questions at 1-877-776-2285 or visit their website, www.proactrx.com.  ProAct, Inc. is a Pharmacy Benefit Management Company based in Central New York and a division of Kinney Drug.

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