Pro Act saves Niagara County residents tousands on their prescription needs
Pro Act, Inc., offers uninsured or underinsured residents the opportunity of get discounts on their prescriptions at all pharmacies in the county.
Since it began in June 2011, residents in the county have saved $360,384 on their prescription drug needs. There have been 11,133 claims.
This program is a great benefit to those in Niagara County and across the country because in a time where health insurance prices are through the roof, any program like this is extremely helpful.
This program can also be used in more than 45 counties across the state, along with the card being accepted at 55,000 pharmacies nationwide. So people traveling or visiting people out of the county still have the opportunity to save money if an unexpected medical issue arises.
Another great help is the card is accepted at chain pharmacies such as Rite Aid and CVS, but it is also recognized by smaller, locally owned pharmacies as well. That way no matter where a person likes to go to fill their prescription, they have that option.
As of December 2011, $73 million has been saved across the state since the program began in 2005. On average, those using the card save 47 percent or $29 on each prescription. People can save between 10 and 20 percent on brand name prescriptions and 20 to 70 percent on generic prescriptions.
To use the card, a person simply needs to take it with them and show the person filling the prescription to receive the discount. There is no cost to the county and no cost to the resident. It is also a completely anonymous program so no personal information is collected.
Those county residents still in need of a card can get one through their local legislator or at the Niagara County Legislature office, located in the Niagara County Courthouse, 175 Hawley St., Lockport.
A card can also be printed online at www.newyorkrxcard.com.