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United Way of Treasure Valley celebrates $6 million in prescription savings

For immediate release: June 19, 2017

United Way of Treasure Valley celebrates $6 million in prescription savings

Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings for local residents on prescription medication through its free prescription savings card

BOISE, Idaho — United Way of Treasure Valley announced on Monday that local residents have saved more than $6 million on their prescription medications, thanks to United Way’s partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Through this partnership, United Way has helped promote the free, easy-to-use FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, which has helped more than 10 million Americans nationwide save more than $1.2 billion on their prescriptions over the past 10 years. In the Treasure Valley, more than 43,000 people have used the FamilyWize card.

“People should never have to choose between taking their prescription medication or putting food on the table,” said Nora Carpenter, president and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley. “That’s why United Way formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription savings 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.”

FamilyWize cards immediately lower the cost of medicine by an average of 43 percent and potentially more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card at their local pharmacy, customers save on the cost of their prescription medicine, no strings attached.

“We’re excited to see the people across the Treasure Valley and Idaho realize the benefits of our savings card,” said Susan Gilmore, executive director of community engagement at FamilyWize. “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”

The FamilyWize prescription savings card can be used by anyone, including people with Medicaid or Medicare, and not just people without insurance. The use of the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, can call 1-866-810-3784 and request a card to be sent to them, or the card can be downloaded from the free FamilyWize app.

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About United Way of Treasure Valley

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in the Treasure Valley. Through careful research, United Way identifies the biggest local needs. To meet those needs, United Way brings together people and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources necessary to improve our community. You can learn about our work at www.unitedwaytv.org. Follow United Way on Twitter: @UnitedWayTV and use #LiveUnited.

About The FamilyWize Community Partnership

FamilyWize is a community service partnership focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Through our partnerships with United Way and more than 100,000 community organizations, government agencies, pharmacies, health systems and businesses, we are making prescription medications more affordable and more accessible.