Save on prescription drugs today
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Contributor: Nanci Micke, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at United Way Fox Cities
United Way Worldwide has partnered with FamilyWize for many years to provide discounts and savings on medications. FamilyWize essentially acts like a huge consumer group buying service. The discounts and savings on medications are provided voluntarily by the more than 61,000 participating pharmacies that have agreed to provide prices similar to what they give large insurance companies and employers.
Ultimately, it is the pharmacy that provides the savings. So please remember to thank your pharmacy for its participation in the FamilyWize network and for the important and positive difference they are making for you, your family and your community.
It's easy to use a FamilyWize Card. There are no forms to fill out, waiting period or registration. The card is really just like a reusable prescription coupon on all FDA approved medicines. Anyone in your family, your work, your church or your neighborhood can use it immediately. You can even use it if you have health insurance, both during deductible periods and for anything your insurance does not pay for.
You can now use FamilyWize on your phone! The new FamilyWize app has many new features that will help you save at the pharmacy counter.
- Instant Price Views and Alerts: You can view a saved medication’s price upon opening an app and receive an alert if lower prices are available for your medication.
- Medication History: Within your account, you can now view a list of active and past medications that you saved to the FamilyWize mobile app. This makes recalling past drugs easier when moving to a different doctor.
- Saved Pharmacies: When you add prescriptions to your Medicine Cabinet, the FamilyWize mobile app now catalogues a list of all your saved pharmacies for future use.