1/22/2013 - Danbury Residents To Receive Prescription Discount Cards

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2013
Media Contact: Elisa Munoz

Mayor Mark Boughton is pleased to announce a prescription discount card program that will allow residents to obtain savings on prescriptions that are not covered under their current insurance plans.

The Prescription Drug Discount Cards will be arriving to in the mail at the homes of every Danbury resident within the next few weeks.  In addition, the cards will be available at City Hall and at many pharmacies.  The cards are part of an initiative offered by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), a statewide association of cities and towns in Connecticut, and distributed in partnership with Mayor Mark Boughton.

Mayor Boughton explained, “It can be extremely difficult to cover the cost of prescriptions when insurance is not available, for this reason, I have taken the initiative to arrange for each Danbury resident to receive a City of Danbury Prescription Discount Card to help with their medication costs.”

The cards will offer the following features and benefits:

·        Anyone can participate, regardless of age or income;

·        All prescription medications are covered including pet prescriptions that can be filled at a pharmacy;

·        There is no cost to the municipality or to participating residents;

·        Cost savings average 45%;

·        There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide including, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop & Shop, Big Y and many independent pharmacies,

·        Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.

If you have any questions regarding the information in this press release please contact CityLine 311 at 203-744-4311.