Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce and Paramount Rx partner with local businesses to provide residents with valuable costs savings on medications
In an effort to provide the local community with more affordable access to health care, the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Paramount Rx, a locally headquartered-prescription benefits management company, and local businesses to offer free prescription discount cards to area residents.
As medical costs remain high, the prescription discount card program provides valuable costs savings to folks in the Holly Springs region through Paramount Rx’s national network of over 54,000 participating pharmacies. Card users can simply present their discount card to a participating pharmacy each time they fill a prescription and receive up to 70 percent on generic drugs and 20 percent on brand-name drugs.
“We are excited to partner with Paramount Rx, area businesses and residents to show our support for the local community,” said LeeAnn Plumer, executive director of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. “When it comes to health care costs, every little bit counts and this is program is a great way for folks to save money on prescriptions that can be a financial strain.”
Local businesses and other area organizations are encouraged to share the free prescription discount cards with their employees and customers. Businesses and residents can use the program website to print a discount card online, or pick them up at the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce located at 344 Raleigh Street, Suite 100 in Holly Springs.
“This program was established to address the escalating costs of prescription medications and help ease the burden for local residents,” said Michael Sallusto, executive vice president of Paramount Rx. “We value this opportunity to bring the community together and provide resources that offer more access to affordable health care.”
Paramount Rx also provides online tools to help locate a participating pharmacy, research drug pricing and availability, including generic alternatives and access mail order services. Paramount Rx discount cards are often utilized by users with existing prescription insurance to ensure the lowest price available for their medications. Participants are encouraged to use a best practices approach when filling their prescriptions, checking the price through their insurance first and then comparing it to their discount card rate. Additionally, if the pharmacy cash price is lower than the prescription discount card rate, Paramount Rx ensures customers will always receive the best rate available through its program.
To learn more about the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce prescription discount program with Paramount Rx, please visit: www.hollyspringschamber.org/discountrx.
HSCC Educators of the Month
The Chamber recognizes the importance of a strong education system to support and foster a strong future workforce. Our Educator of the Month sponsor this year is WHIZard Academy of Mathematics and English. Awardees are selected by the principals from the Holly Springs public schools.
June 2014 – Kathy Toma – HGMS
July 2014 – Michelle Stratford – HSES
Upcoming Chamber of Commerce Events
Sept 3 Chamber 101 – New Member Networking Breakfast
Sept 4 – 5 Leadership and Planning Retreat
Sept 9 Monthly Breakfast Eye Opener Event
Sept 17 SW Wake County Commissioner Candidates Forum
Sept 24 Young Professionals Networking Event
Oct 6 Chamber Challenge Golf Event
Oct 7 Monthly Breakfast Eye Opener Event
Oct 25 Holly Fest and Business Expo at Sugg Farm Park
For more details about these networking meetings, please contact the Holly Springs Chamber at 919-567-1796 or visit the website at www.HollySpringsChamber.org