The Town of Durham, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, is now providing a new prescription discount card that will provide uninsured and underinsured residents steep savings on prescription medicines.
Durham is a member of CCM and this new program is only available to CCM member-communities.
In Connecticut, over 10 percent of Connecticut residents – nearly 360,000 people – currently lack health insurance and prescription plans and another 800,000 residents are underinsured. There are over 50 million uninsured individuals living in the United States.
The “Town of Durham Prescription Drug Discount Card” helps residents save money on their prescription medications any time their prescription is not covered by insurance. This new prescription discount card will provide immediate fiscal relief at the pharmacy counter for uninsured and underinsured residents and offers 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 Durham Pharmacy, CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Stop and Shop, and Big Y, and many independent pharmacies
- Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.
“Once again, CCM has delivered big-time for the Town of Durham – this time for our residents who are most in need of better coverage for prescription medications,” said Laura Francis, First Selectman of Durham. “And this is at no cost to our town and our residents in need. CCM’s new effort will improve the quality of life for many in Durham.”
“CCM is pleased to offer this valuable community service to Durham ,” said CCM Executive Director and CEO Jim Finley. “Many families are struggling and even some families with health insurance may not have all their prescriptions covered. This program will help them save money on any medicines not covered by their insurance.
Each resident in Durham will receive a “Town of Durham Prescription Discount Card” by direct mail which they may use at any participating retail pharmacy.
The cards will be mailed on September 20. Residents should receive them soon thereafter. Additional cards will also be available at the town hall. Cards may be used by all town residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage.
There are no enrollment forms, membership fees, restrictions or limits on frequency of use for residents. Cardholders and their family members are encouraged to use the cards any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.
Cards will also be printed by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting Durham from the drop-down menu.