Showing posts with label Miami-Dade county health fair. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

United Way of Miami-Dade Reaches $10 Million Saved With FamilyWize

This week we're celebrating an important milestone with our partners at United Way of Miami-Dade. They've helped their community save over $10 million on prescription medications by sharing the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card with people in need!

United Way of Miami-Dade, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in their area, began partnering with FamilyWize in 2008. We're happy to report that the card has helped more than 140,000 people in Miami-Dade!

“The United Way/FamilyWize partnership has proven to be successful in our community, allowing people to save money while making proper, healthy decisions,” said Harve A. Mogul, the president and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade. “We are proud of reaching this $10 million milestone and will continue to do all we can to keep our community healthy.”

Since 1924, United Way of Miami-Dade has been an innovative force for their community, successfully responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. We are proud to partner with organizations that share our vision for a stronger community and embody the spirit of collaboration.

Celebrate with us

If you live in the Miami-Dade area, come join us as we help United Way to celebrate this milestone at the Borinquen Health and Education Fair  on November 21.

The fair is from 9 AM - 4 PM, and will feature various free health screenings and educational materials for attendees, plus food, music, and gift cards, while supplies last. We will also be offering free flu shots as part of our partnership with Walgreens.

You needn’t be a Miami-Dade resident to benefit from the FamilyWize card’s discounts. In fact, pharmacies throughout the U.S. accept the FamilyWize card, including CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Kmart, Costco, Publix, and Target, and more! For a full list of participating pharmacies or to look up drug prices, visit www.familywize.org.

For the past 10 years, we have lowered the cost of medication for people without insurance or take medications not covered by their health plan - and even for those with insurance, the card often gives the better discount. Here's what you should know about the FamilyWize card:
  • It has unlimited use
  • Getting one does not require any personal information from you
  • There is no eligibility criteria
  • If you’re a business owner or employer, you can request FamilyWize cards in bulk for your employees
To print a card, go to familywize.org/card, or request a card by calling us toll-free at 800-222-2818. You can also download a card through the smartphone app.

And if you haven't done so yet, get your free copy of our Live Healthy. Live Smart.® eBook. This educational guide provides valuable information about prescription medications — from how to talk to your pharmacist to how to get the best prices at the pharmacy.

We are dedicated to improving people's lives by helping to make their prescription medication more affordable. With help from organizations like United Way of Miami-Dade, our goal looks more achievable than ever.

Ric Moxley
Contributing Writer