Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Enter For Your Chance to Win with FamilyWize!

We’re pleased to have achieved two major milestones this year in our mission to help you afford your medications:
  • More than 10 million people have been helped by our free Prescription Savings Card 
  • More than $1 billion has been saved, helping individuals and families nationwide afford the medications they need to live healthier lives
Today we’re kicking off our celebration with the Milestones Sweepstakes! There are 2 ways to enter the sweepstakes, and you could win one of the many prizes we’re offering, including:
  • 1 $500 Grand Prize Gift Card to a local pharmacy or grocery store of your choice
  • 20 $50 Gift Cards to a local pharmacy or grocery store of your choice 
  • 10 Bluetooth Pedometers
How can you participate? It’s quick and easy!

If you already have our Free Prescription Savings Card, all you have to do is share your experience by telling us your story using FamilyWize. If you don’t have a card yet, you can enter for a chance to win by downloading the FamilyWize app, printing a copy of the card, or ordering one by mail, while answering a few quick questions.

Help us celebrate our story by telling us yours today!

Learn more about the Milestones Sweepstakes and tell us your story here.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Five Reasons to Get the Flu Shot - And Save!

Here comes flu season – is your family ready? Although flu season peaks from December through March, now is the time to prepare by taking preventative measures that will keep your family – and those around you – healthy this year.

The most certain way to protect yourself against the flu is the flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for anyone six months of age or older.

Of course, many of us come up with excuses to avoid getting the shot – no time, a fear of needles, or “you never get sick.” Well, toss those excuses aside because there are plenty of good reasons for making the flu shot a priority this year.
  1. Studies show that the flu vaccination works! For most, it effectively prevents contraction of the flu. Save your sick days for another time!
  2. Some people do still get the flu despite having had the flu shot; however, the vaccination often makes the illness milder and more manageable. 
  3. When you get the vaccine, you are not only protecting yourself from the flu, you are also protecting those around you, especially those who may be more vulnerable to the flu, such as the very young, the very old, and those whose immune systems are already compromised by certain medical conditions (many of whom cannot receive the vaccination themselves). For these individuals, the flu can be more serious or even deadly. According to the CDC, during recent flu seasons, between 80- 90% of flu-related deaths occurred in people 65 years and older. 
  4. Flu vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization from more serious flu outcomes. The CDC reports that the flu vaccine reduced children’s risk of flu-related pediatric intensive care unit admission by a whopping 74% during flu season. Another study showed that the flu vaccination resulted in a 71% reduction in flu-related hospitalizations among adults, and even greater among older adults. 
  5. The flu shot helps protect women during pregnancy, and it even protects their babies for up to six months after they are born.
If you don’t get your flu shot due to cost, we can help. In fact, we can also help alleviate the cost of flu-related medications. There are many ways to save; for example:
 We hope that you and your family stay healthy this flu season!