Town of Suffield offers new prescription discount card to residents
By Jennifer Coe - ReminderNews
Suffield - posted Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
The town of Suffield, in partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, has begun offering a new, free prescription card program for residents. This service, which can be used as often as needed, comes at no cost to the town or taxpayer.
Prescription card programs like this one serve to assist residents get the prescriptions they need at lowered rates through cooperating pharmacies. In this particular case, ProAct, Inc., a discount card provider, works directly with the pharmacies, many of whom are national chains that residents are familiar with.
“Suffield residents have saved quite a bit of money so far,” said Suffield First Selectman Ed McAnaney. “They have saved almost $9,000 so far.”
Director of the Suffield Senior Center, Paula Pascoe, said that she has counselors come into the Senior Center on a weekly basis to sit down with clients who may be interested in filling out an application for this program. It can also assist uninsured and underinsured residents.
McAnaney admits that even he originally thought the program was too good to be true. “At first it seems too good to be true, but once we did the research, it became apparent it really was that good,” he said. “Then we jumped on board.” The town began advertising the program in June. Dozens of Connecticut towns and cities have signed up for this program, reportedly saving Connecticut residents almost $2 million. Other nearby towns enrolled include Windsor Locks, Somers and East Granby.
The program features:
No income requirements
No age requirements
Unlimited family usage
Prescription savings up to 45 percent
No claim forms
Discounts on eye exams, contact lenses and glasses
Even some savings on pet prescriptions