Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TUCSON, Ariz. - Apr 07, 2020 - The prescription drug discount program, ScriptSave WellRx, has announced a solution for prescription discounts to help the 10 million Americans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
The exact number of Americans who lost their prescription coverage isn’t tracked, but the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates roughly 49 percent of the country’s total population gets their health insurance from their employer. Under that estimate, 5 million Americans will need assistance paying for their prescription medications.
Under the WellRx prescription discount program, anyone who goes to WellRx.com and types in the special code – “Relief” – will get a free prescription discount card that can be used at their more than 65,000 pharmacy partners including all major chains. The discount card can be downloaded, emailed or sent via text to any phone with a simple click. There is no need to create an account or sign up for anything. Customers who do create a free account can take advantage of additional app and website features.
Robert Craver, marketing director with ScriptSave WellRx, says these discount card programs, like WellRx.com can save consumers up to 80 percent off the cash prescription price across all major pharmacies. The average consumer saves about 60 percent off prescription prices under the program.
“We know what our customers are feeling right now and we wanted to find a way to help them in this time of need,” said Craver. “Using a discount card, like WellRx will lower the cost of medications and many times the price can be less than what a consumer might have paid under their health insurance plan.”
Coronavirus Driving More Consumers to See Financial Relief With Prescriptions
WellRx has seen over a 20 percent spike in usage in March alone. Craver says this increased usage shows customers are actively looking for ways to cut their costs on prescription medication.
“We’ve all heard stories of patients skipping on their medication or delaying refills simply because they can’t afford the full price for their prescriptions,” said Craver. “That’s not right. You should never have to stop taking your medication, especially during this time when your health is your most important asset. WellRx is here to help patients adhere to their doctor’s recommendations and treatment plans.”
ScriptSave WellRx – Pioneer in Prescription Discount Program
ScriptSave WellRx was a pioneer program when it introduced its discounted prescription savings program more than 25 years ago. Since then, the Arizona-based company has grown into a digital health company that has saved consumers more than $10 billion dollars on their prescription medications.
The free mobile app WellRx on iOS or Android allows consumers to find the lowest prescription price for their medications down to zip code. Last year, it introduced a new wellness tool on the app that allows consumers to cross-reference foods at the grocery store to ensure they are aligned with their general wellness, pregnancy or other health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. If their grocery items are flagged as unhealthy, WellRx will offer healthier suggestions and provide coupons to save money at checkout.
The mobile app also lets customers manage their subscriptions, reminders and alerts on when to take medication or refill prescriptions, and lets patients track side-effects that they may want to report to their doctor.
About ScriptSave WellRx
ScriptSave WellRx negotiates drug prices in bulk with pharmacies across the nation, giving it access to pricing information for most prescription drugs being sold at independent and chain pharmacies. It makes these pricing data available at no cost via the free ScriptSave WellRx mobile app and website. The digital health company provides a fast, easy, free way for patients (and physicians) to get a second opinion on what an out-of-pocket cost might be. Patients can price-check all their family’s medications at most pharmacies in any zip code with just one click.
Media Contact: Mark Macias