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City officials offering discount prescription drug cards to residents

Free, pre-activated cards save up to 75 percent on medications

Frankfort, IN – Wanting to help residents offset the rising cost of prescription drugs, Frankfort City officials are offering prescription assistance cards free of charge to area citizens. Providing a savings up to 75 percent on prescription drugs, the Frankfort RX Card is accepted at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country, including CVS.

According to Frankfort City Councilor Josh Uitts, the program is a meaningful way for the City to give back to its citizens with no restrictions on membership, income or age and no applications to complete. Most brand name and generic medications are included, with an average savings of 30 percent.

“Working with the Indiana Drug Card Program and the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, we are launching this program specifically to help our uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications, but everyone in the City is eligible to participate.

“The state of the economy combined with ever increasing prescription costs makes it very difficult for many individuals and families to obtain necessary medications to become and remain healthy. While this program was started to help those most in need, it also is open to those with health insurance coverage who have no prescription benefits which is common with many health savings accounts, those with high deductible health plans and Medicare Part D,” Uitts said.

Those with prescription coverage can use the Frankfort RX Card to save on non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The prescription assistance cards can be obtained on the home page of the City’s Web site: http://frankfort-in.gov and through the City Forms page by clicking on the Indiana Drug Card button. Cards also are available in Mayor Chris McBarnes’ office or Clerk-Treasurer Judy Suter’s office in Old Stoney at 301 East Clinton Street, Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or the Frankfort Utility Billing Office at 16 North Main Street, Monday – Friday between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“We encourage everyone who is interested to visit our Web site or stop by Old Stoney or the Utility Billing office to pick up a card. With the constant changes in our health care system, it’s hard to know when a prescription will not be covered by insurance. With this free card, residents can save money while being able to purchase needed medications,” Uitts said.

In addition to discounted prescriptions, the program offers other discounts on teeth whitening supplies, prescription eye glasses, hearing aids and diabetic supplies. The Frankfort RX Card is compliments of the Indiana Drug Card funded through the participation of pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.

For questions or interview requests, contact City Councilor Uitts at 765-242-3008.