Guilford residents save big on prescription drug costs through CCM

Guilford residents save big on prescription drug costs through CCM

Guilford Patch, March 16, 2016

By Brian McCready

GUILFORD, CT - The Town of Guilford, through its association with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the statewide association of towns and cities, has already saved Guilford residents over $118,000 in prescription costs since joining CCM’s Prescription Drug Discount Program in March 2013 when Guilford’s participation began.

That represents a 61 percent savings over what these Guilford residents would have paid for the 1,756 prescriptions filled thus far, officials announced Monday in a news release. The program is free to any CCM‐member municipality, 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 Shari Fiveash, CCM Director of Member Services said in a statement. “Plus, there are vision and hearing services available as well that have discounted exams, frames, lenses, and hearing aid devices.”

First selectman encourages residents to save back to top

First Selectman Joseph S. Mazza said in a statement that “at a time that prescription drug costs are on the rise, we are grateful for this partnership which has allowed many residents to save money when visiting their pharmacy.”

Cards can be used by all 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. Residents can print out a card easily by visiting www.CTRxDiscountCard.com, and selecting the Town of Guilford from the drop‐down menu. Guilford Town Hall also has cards available.

The discount cards are widely accepted at all national chain pharmacies and most local independent pharmacies. All participating pharmacies in Guilford had been given a supply of these cards as well. Discount cards may also be used to save on human‐based medications prescribed for family pets. If the prescription can be filled at participating retail pharmacies, you will receive a discount. 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.