Suffield residents have already saved over $57,000 in drug costs
with the Town of Suffield Prescription Drug Discount Card
The Town of Suffield, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, has already saved Suffield residents over $57,000 in prescription costs since joining CCM’s Prescription Drug Discount Program last June when the Town of Suffield launched the program.
That represents a 61 percent savings over what these Suffield residents would have paid for the 632 prescriptions filled thus far; and the town-wide savings and use of the cards by residents is expected to grow significantly in the coming months.
Since CCM began offering the “CCM Prescription Drug Discount Card” program September 2012, 116 towns and cities have signed up for the program and, residents in these participating communities have filled over 75,000 prescriptions and saved over $4,500,000 on the cost of their prescription medications.
The program is free to any CCM-member town, providing savings on any prescriptions not covered by insurance. There are no costs to either the participating municipalities or their residents.
“Even if you have prescription insurance, this card can help residents save when their current insurance card doesn’t cover a medication, or if their pet needs medication that is human-based,” said Gina Calabro, CCM Director of Member Services. “Plus, there are vision and hearing services discounts available as well that have discounted exams, frames, lenses, and hearing aid devices.”
Cards can 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. There is easy access to the program. Cards were initially mailed in June 2013, but residents can still print out a card easily by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting the Town of Suffield from the drop-down menu. Town Hall also has cards available. The discount cards are widely accepted at all national chain pharmacies and most local independent pharmacies.
Discount cards may also be used to save on human-based medications prescribed for family pets that can be filled at participating retail pharmacies. Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, Lasik and hearing services. Visit www.CTRxDiscountCard.com for more details, including a pharmacy look-up and drug price comparison tool.