When I first started working for FamilyWize, I was completely blind in the world of prescription discount cards. I was always lucky enough to have parents who both had full-time jobs that provided great health insurance for all three of their kids. I was biased and thought everyone was insured one way or another.
But without the new federal health law that started in 2010, I would have been in need of a FamilyWize card for a handful of months.
The new health law currently allows adult children to be covered by a parent’s health insurance until the age of 26. Before the new law kicked in, adult children could only stay out their parent’s health insurance until the age of 19 or as long as they were enrolled as a full-time student. Every year, I used to send my dad’s insurance company my tuition bill as proof that I was still in school and therefore insured.
After graduating from college last May, I didn’t start working at FamilyWize until October. Even though I started applying for a job months before I graduated, not one of the positions I applied for would consider me because of a quality I lacked—experience.
If the new healthcare law wasn’t in existence today, I would have been uninsured for five months and not able to take the medications I am prescribed.
By working for FamilyWize, I am able to hear about situations people are in every day that poses a road block between them and their medicine:
- Someone over the age of 26 quits their job and goes back to school full-time
- Someone is laid off due to the lousy economy;
- Someone’s insurance does not include a prescription plan.
Everyone’s relationship with prescription insurance is different whether it's not ideal or even non-existent.
Facebook often hits the nail on the head with its option to describe a relationship—“it’s complicated.”
Here is to FamilyWize making prescription coverage a little less complicated!