June 29, 2015 - Rock Island, IL - Rock Island County marked the sixth anniversary of its partnership with the Coast2Coast Rx program, the County's free prescription discount card that offers significant savings on thousands of prescriptions and other health care services. The Coast2Coast Rx Card has saved participating residents over $6 million at its six-year anniversary. Since its launch in June 2009 -- 19,728 participants have used the card to fill 191,711 prescriptions with an average savings to date of about 58 percent off the retail price in Rock Island County.
The card helps uninsured residents as well as insured residents that don't have a particular drug covered in their formulary. In some instances the card is less than an insured's co-pay so insureds should always check the card's pricing versus the co-pay amount.
Rock Island County's endorsement of the program is based on the card's ability to save consumers significantly on their prescriptions and other healthcare services. The card generates revenue for public programs?providing $1.25 to the county for each prescription filled using the card. "We are proud to be able to assist the residents of Rock Island County with their overall health and well-being. We look forward to saving residents of Rock Island County a million or more dollars every year," said Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer for the Coast2Coast Rx program.
As many consumers struggle with the high cost of medications and health care expenses, the Coast2Coast Rx card allows many consumers to save on their needed prescriptions while creating a revenue stream for their community. " We are confident the results will continue to grow as more residents participate in the available discounts on prescriptions and healthcare services. We look forward to the strengthening partnership between Rock Island County and Coast2Coast Rx," said Steve Rohm, National Sales Manager for the Coast2Coast Rx program.
Consumers can easily access the card by simply printing it from the Coast2Coast Rx website - http://www.coast2coastrx.com/
The Coast2Coast Rx card allows all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. The program has saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of 60% in 2015 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card is distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Rock Island County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.