To assist the thousands of uninsured and underinsured Connecticut residents, a statewide association of cities and towns has developed a new free prescription drug discount program, one that East Windsor is taking part in.
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, a consortium of 30 towns and cities across the state, is now providing discount cards that will allow those without proper insurance to save money on prescription medicines.
The program is only available to CCM members, including East Windsor.
There are over 360,000 people — or 10 percent of Connecticut's population — who are currently uninsured, and another 800,000 underinsured, according to a press release.
The new card will provide “immediate fiscal relief” at the pharmacy counter for the uninsured and under insured and 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 percent
- There are over 63,000 participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Stop & Shop and Big Y as well as independent pharmacies.
- Discounts are also offered on other medical services including vision, hearing and Lasik services.
Cards can also be printed by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com and selecting “East Windsor” from the drop-down menu.