County resident prescription discount program now provides vision and hearing benefits

(Binghamton, N.Y) Fourth District Broome County Legislator Joe Sanfilippo, Chair of the Broome County Legislature’s Human Services Committee, today announced that the Broome County Resident Prescription Drug Discount Card Program, offered through a partnership with ProAct Inc., has recently been expanded to include vision and hearing benefits.

“Uninsured and underinsured Broome County residents have saved around $300,000 for prescriptions in just 4 months. Now, with the expanded program, they will be able to save on hearing aids, contacts, glasses and even Lasik eye surgery,” said Sanfilippo.

The National Discount Vision Program offers significant savings on eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye care prescriptions, LASIK procedures and hearing products and services. EyeBenefits Provider Network is comprised of over 12,000 optical and LASIK locations nationwide which include independent, regional and national chains, including Pearl Vision, LensCrafters, Sears, Sterling Optical and other vision centers across the country.

The discount hearing benefits are provided through EPIC, Hearing Health Care. EPIC has a national network of local ear physicians and audiologists. Cardholders will receive discounts on testing, evaluations and hearing aid fittings by licensed audiologists and brand name hearing aids and products.

The card offers residents a hassle-free way to save money. There are no enrollment forms to fill out, no membership fees, and no income requirements. The discount card can be used at any pharmacy in the area and at over 55,000 pharmacies nationwide.

Cards are available at local pharmacies and at certain county departments including the County Clerk, the Binghamton and Endicott DMV’s, County Public Library, Health Department, Social Services and Workforce New York. Residents can also print their own card from by visiting the County’s homepage, www.gobroomecounty.com and clicking on the ProAct card.  

All questions regarding the program should be directed to the ProAct’s toll-free Customer Service line at 1-877-776-2285. ProAct Inc. is a Pharmacy Benefit Management Company based in Central New York and a division of Kinney Drug.

 
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02/03/2010 - 1:59pm