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  • Benton Township offers prescription drug discount cards

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  • Townships in Illinois are now able to help uninsured or underinsured residents with a comprehensive prescription drug discount card.
    The program is completely free and will help many residents offset some of the overwhelming costs of prescription medications.
    Here is how the program works: Residents who do not have a health insurance policy that pays for prescription drugs will be able to use this prescription drug discount card to receive a discount on their prescription medications. These discounts range from 20 to 50 percent.
    This card is accepted at 90 percent of pharmacies in the U.S. That’s more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide including Walmart, Costco, Walgreens, CVS, Safeway, Meijer, Rite Aid, Eagle, Jewel/Osco and many more.
    Another feature of the Drug Discount Card program is the special affiliation with CVS Minute Clinics. If you are uninsured and living near a CVS Pharmacy with a Minute Clinic, you can safe up to 10 percent on a visit to the Clinic. According to the Minute Clinic website, “Minute Clinic makes health care easier for people ... Our family nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide quality care with convenient weekend and evening hours.”
    The Prescription Drug Discount card has additional benefits for many more residents. For pet owners, you may fill many of your pet prescriptions at special discount prices too. So for those residents that have their own pharmacy plans, they can still make good use of this card for pet meds.
    The engine behind these money saving discounts is the Caremark Corporation through their nationwide programs called RxSavingsPlus. The Township of Illinois board has given their support and endorsement to this program.
    For more information, call the Benton Township Office at 439-3818 or visit the office at 100 E. Main in Benton.
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