Prescription Assistance for Individuals and Families
The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership is working with United Ways across the nation - dozens right here in New York - to help more than 5 million people nationwide get medicine they otherwise wouldn't have been able to afford.
FamilyWize negotiates with the pharmacies to get discounts similar to what they give large groups like insurance companies and employers. FamilyWize passes through 100% of these negotiated discounts to the people using the card to purchase their medicine. Distributed through United Ways, the FamilyWize card lowers the cost of prescriptions by an average of 45% or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan.
Because United Ways work to ensure that their communities are aware of this free opportunity with little-to-no eligibility criteria, people in more than 1,000 communities now have access to a free prescription drug savings cards. The FamilyWize card applies to all FDA approved prescription medication and has unlimited use at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, enabling families and individuals to cut their health care costs.
That translates into real impact nationally and in our communities right here in New York.