Prescription Drug Savings Program

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Published on August 14 2012 12:48 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

On Monday, Effingham County, Jasper County and National Benefit Administrators, Inc. held press conferences to launch a new prescription drug discount program.

The Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all county residents, regardless of income, age or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average over 50 percent in 2011 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and other people living outside the county are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Effingham and Jasper counties and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

There are no eligiblity requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn't covered under a person's health plan, they can use the card to save on those prescriptions.

Provoiding savings for residents through the Coast2Coast Rx program will come at no expense to the counties. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides 50 percent to 80 percent discounts for lab and imaging tests and discounts on dental, vision and hearing services,  further helping residents save even more money on their healthcare costs for these services.

The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies and county offices. Residents also will be able to print the Rx card and check their prescription prices. To view the nearest participating locations, go to www.coast2coastrx.com/jasper or www.coast2coastrx.com/effingham.