May 26, 2009
According to Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Raymond Smith, residents
can begin using their new prescription discount cards at pharmacies across the
county on May 26,2009. The Herkimer
County Discount Prescription Drug Program was developed by the County Legislature
to help pay the cost of prescription medicines. “I encourage everyone to use this program,” said Legislature Chairman Smith.
“It’s especially beneficial to people who don’t have prescription coverage,
such as those who are self-employed. However, any Herkimer County
resident, regardless of age, income, or existing health coverage, can
participate. There is no cost to county government or county residents. ”Herkimer County has partnered with ProAct, Inc.,
a regional pharmacy benefit management company, to provide the prescription
drug discount program. Participants can save 10 to 20 percent on brand name
prescriptions and 20 to 50 percent on generic drugs. The cards were mailed to
all households in the county.
If you have any questions about this program or for more information call
the ProAct, Inc. help desk toll free at 1-877-776-2285, or Click Here.