• United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties Distributes FamilyWize Cards Again in 2019

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    February 25, 2019

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is now entering its eleventh year of partnering with FamilyWize – a prescription drug discount card that saves residents up to 75% on prescription costs.  Thanks to this partnership, we are able to distribute cards at local government agencies, non-profit organizations and churches, etc. at no cost to us because of the FamilyWize media sponsors.  


    “One of our goals is to keep money in the pockets of people who are struggling,” said Tari Jahns, United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties’ CEO.  “Nobody should have to choose between life-saving prescriptions and putting food on the table.  Using FamilyWize can help.”



    How FamilyWize Works

    FamilyWize helps uninsured – or underinsured – individuals save up to 75% on prescription drug costs.  It is NOT an insurance card – it is adiscount card.  Anyone can use it; there are no age or income restrictions.  FamilyWize partners with nearly all pharmacies nationwide to negotiate prescription discounts so clients receive a lower price.  You can visitwww.familywize.org to use their “Drug Price Lookup Tool” to find out if your medications qualify.



    Total Savings by Year:

    United Way began distributing FamilyWize cards in 2008.  Since then, community members have saved a total of $516,685.99 on their prescription costs. 


    2008:  $195.05

    2009:  $8,020.58

    2010:  $16,081.64

    2011:  $74,802.97

    2012:  $73,213.43

    2013:  $55,756.59

    2014:  $85,087.95

    2015:  $95,751.75

    2016:  $48,853.35

    2017:  $29,605.79

    2018:  $29,316.89

    Total:  $516,685.99


    How to get YOUR FamilyWize Card

    FamilyWize Cards can be found at several locations in south Wood & Adams Counties, including the United Way office at 351 Oak Street, Wisconsin Rapids.  It can also be found in the “Help Guide for South Wood County” and “Help Guide for Adams County.”  We encourage community members to pick up several copies of the card and hand them out to family and friends who could also benefit. 


    We have downloadable versions posted on our website atwww.uwswac.org/familywize.  You can select from an English or Spanish version.  You can also text “family” to 700700 or download the FamilyWize Mobile App from iOS App Store or Google Play Store.


    If your business or organization would like to distribute FamilyWize cards, call the United Way office at 715-421-0390 or send an email toangie@uwswac.org.   





    The FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card can help individuals save up to 75% of their prescription costs.


    About United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties


    United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties is focused on the building blocks of a better life:  Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services.  We mobilize our community in these areas by: supporting partner programs, community coalitions, and initiatives; providing 2-1-1 and Volunteer Center programs; and creating collaborative partnerships within our community.


    You can help when you LIVE UNITED:  Give, Advocate and Volunteer.  To learn more please visit www.uwswac.org