At Heart of Florida United Way, we know that many ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) families are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Every dollar helps, which is why we partnered with FamilyWize to offer a free discount card for significant savings on prescription medications. It is through that partnership that we are excited to announce that Central Floridians have saved $18 million on their prescription medications!
“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” says Jeff Hayward, our President & CEO. “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription discount card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, should use.”
For ALICE families, money is tight. A single unexpected emergency can be what sends them over the edge of financial ruin. The FamilyWize card immediately lowers the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45% percent for people with and without insurance. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, people can save on the cost of their medicine, with no strings attached.
Through this partnership, the United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 13 million Americans nationwide save more than $1.5 billion on their prescriptions.
The Free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card can be used by anyone: uninsured, insured, and even people with Medicaid or Medicare. The use of the card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.