Monday, March 11, 2013

Detroit Residents Can Save on Prescriptions

Detroit residents can save money on their prescriptions with a drug discount card available through the Detroit City Clerk's office.  These free prescription drug discount cards provide an average savings of 20% off the retail price of commonly prescribed drugs at participating pharmacies.  The prescription discount card is available to residents through the City of Detroit in collaboration with the National League of Cities in Washington, D.C.  

Detroit residents have saved $550,000 through the City of Detroit Prescription Discount Card Program since program's launch in March 2010, according to City Clerk Janice Winfrey

This prescription discount card offers savings on prescription drugs to residents who do not have health insurance or a traditional benefits plan. It also provide discounts for prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The card is free to all Detroit residents, regardless of age, income, or existing health insurance.  

Residents may obtain a card from either of the City Clerk' Offices or from participating CVS pharmacies located in Detroit. The City Clerk's Office is located inside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (2 Woodward Ave., Suite 200) or at the Department of Elections (2978 W. Grand Blvd.).

For more information, call (313) 224-3261. Prescription discounts for Detroit residents is your Warrendale Tip of the Week.

1 comment:

Don O'Neill said...

That's great information. Another thing to tell people about is Wayne County Four-Star Health, and also Health Choice. Those are "three-share" non-profit insurance plans for small businesses in Wayne County. "Three-share" means the premiums are split three ways between employer, employee and the non-profit. The rates are heavily discounted as well. I just was able to start offering health insurance to my employees (and myself!) and it's going to cost me $75 per month per employee, and the employees will also pay $30 per paycheck. The coverage is good too, not a bargain thing with high-copays or coinsurance.