Cumberland County is offering a discount prescription drug plan for all of its residents and, when possible, their pets.
The plan is open to all county residents regardless of their age or income, Cumberland County Freeholder Director William Whelan said. New York-based ProAct Inc. administers the program.
The plan offers discounts of 10- to 20- percent on brand drugs and 20- to 70-percent on generic drugs, he said. The plan also offers discounts for pet medications that can be filled at a regular retail pharmacy, he said.
The program is being done at no cost to the county or residents, Cumberland County Deputy Administrator Kimberly Wood said.
ProAct will mail out prescription cards to all county residents, she said. The cards will also be available through the county’s web site at www.co.cumberland.nj.us, she said.
U.S. Census Bureaus statistics show Cumberland County had an estimated population of 157,785 residents as of last year.
The cards can be used at any participating pharmacies in the county, Whelan said. Representatives of ProAct will also visit pharmacies throughout the county to explain their program, Wood said.
County officials said the cards can not be used in conjunction with any other type of insurance, to reduce co-pays or with other discount programs.
ProAct is wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinney Drugs and is based in Gouverneur, N.Y. ProAct’s clients include universities, municipalities, hospitals and the New York State Department of Corrections, according to the company’s web site.
The ProAct discounts are made possible through negotiated rates with participating locations, according to county officials.
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