United Way of Will County Celebrates $4,000,000 in Prescription Savings

Partnership with FamilyWize delivers significant savings on prescription medications through its free, easy to use prescription discount card

Joliet, IL – (September 28, 2020) – United Way of Will County announced that Will County residents have saved over $4,000,000 on their prescription medications, thanks to its partnership with FamilyWize, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Familywize prescription card

Through this partnership, the United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 15 million Americans save more than $1.7 billion on their prescriptions.

“People should never have to choose between putting food on the table or taking their prescription medication,” stated Sarah Oprzedek, Interim President & CEO at the United Way of Will County. “That’s why we formed a partnership with FamilyWize. Their free prescription discount card can reduce the costs of prescriptions for anyone who uses it. It’s an extremely valuable resource that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, can and should use.”

The FamilyWize card immediately lowers the cost of prescription medications by an average of 45% percent for people with and without insurance. Just by presenting the FamilyWize card or mobile app at their local pharmacy, people can save on the cost of their medicine, with no strings attached.

“We’re excited to see the people of Will County realize the benefits of our prescription discount card,” said Vickie Nisbet, Director of Community Relations at FamilyWize. “We hope that they continue to use the card and share it with others, as it can provide a significant savings.”

The Free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card can be used by anyone: uninsured, insured, and even people with Medicaid or Medicare. The use of the card is unlimited, does not require any personal information from the user and has no eligibility criteria.

To take advantage of the savings that FamilyWize offers, consumers can print a card from FamilyWize.org, can call 1-866-810-3784 and request a card be mailed to them, or download the free FamilyWize app.

Local businesses and organization can also benefit from this program simply by incorporating FamilyWize into their employee benefits package. Businesses can request a free starter-kit from United Way of Will County by contacting Corporate Engagement Specialist, Kesha Ainsworth.

About FamilyWize

Since 2005, FamilyWize has helped over 15 million Americans live healthier lives by saving them more than $1.7 billion on prescription medications. By aggregating large groups of patients, FamilyWize advocates and negotiates for deep discounts on prescription medications which it then passes on in full to patients. FamilyWize partners with some of the most respected community groups and health care providers in the country, including United Way Worldwide, National Council for Behavioral Health, Mental Health America, and American Heart Association, among thousands of other community organizations. To use FamilyWize, download our card or mobile app at https://familywize.org/free-prescription-discount-card.

About United Way of Will County

United Way of Will County fights for the health, safety, education and financial stability of every person in Will County. Together with their extensive network of corporate partnerships, community members and funded partners, United Way of Will County addresses the complex challenges facing the community through a comprehensive and strategic approach that includes advocacy, engagement, and local community investments. These collective efforts have resulted in the direct aid to 1 in 3 community members. The mission, to unite Will County communities and resources to empower people and create positive, sustainable change, is deeply rooted in United Way of Will County’s history dating back to 1936.