Utah Drug Card helps cut prescription costs

A benefit to the employees of Utah's small businesses that are unable to provide healthcare benefits.

Over a year ago, the Salt Lake Chamber began offering the Utah Drug Card, a new statewide prescription assistance. Since it’s introduction, the card has helped thousands of Utahns save money on prescription drugs.

The program provides free drug cards to all Utah residents and offers savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs. This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Utah Drug Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country.

The Utah Drug Card increases the affordability of prescription medications for both uninsured and underinsured Utahns. The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, a common scenario in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

The Utah Drug Card is a solution to the confusing maze of discount prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs only cover certain drugs, charge fees and some have membership restrictions including age and income requirements. Utah residents can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.utahdrugcard.com.

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