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Oregon Rx Card Media Center


“Oregonians saved $97M from free Rx discount card”

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The free Oregon Rx Card offers residents deep savings off retail prices for brand name and generic drugs.

The Oregon Medical Association has documented just how deep. OMA announced that Oregon residents have saved $97 million with the card, which is used by patients who lack prescription drug insurance, who have high deductibles or who take medications that aren’t covered by their plans.

The Rx Card, an OMA partner program, offers a savings of up to 75 percent off retail prices. The card is accepted at 68,000 participating pharmacies.

"We encourage Oregonians to use the Oregon Rx Card because they can rest assured they’re receiving the best discounts, and because their personal information will not be compromised," said Aaron Ragan-Fore, OMA's director of marketing and communications, in a statement.

Those who are interested can print a free, secure Oregon Rx Card coupon and check medication pricing at oregonrxcard.com. They can visit any Safeway pharmacy to ask to have their prescriptions processed through the Oregon Rx Card program.


“Medication access card equals patient financial savings”

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PORTLAND, Ore. The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) is pleased to announce savings of $97 million to date for Oregon residents through use of the Oregon Rx Card.

The free Oregon Rx Card, an OMA partner program, offers Oregon residents savings of up to 75% off retail price for brand and generic FDA-approved medications. The card may be useful for patients who do not have prescription drug insurance, have high deductibles or take medications that are not covered by insurance.

The Oregon Rx Card program is completely confidential, and has no membership restrictions, income requirements, age limitations, or applications to complete. The card is accepted at 56,000 participating regional and national pharmacies.

As a proud supporter of Children’s Miracle Network hospitals and local CMN Hospitals in Oregon, the Oregon Rx card program makes a donation to local CMN hospital each time a patient uses the Oregon Rx Card.

“The OMA is pleased to work with Oregon Rx Card to increase patient access to necessary medications,” said Aaron Ragan-Fore, OMA Director of Marketing and Communications.

The Oregon Medical Association’s endorsement of Oregon Rx Card as a partner is based on the program’s HIPAA compliance and completely complete confidentiality. Unlike some other prescription drug card programs, the Oregon Rx Card never uses purchased lists or engages in data mining.

“We encourage Oregonians to use the Oregon Rx Card because they can rest assured they’re receiving the best discounts, and because their personal information will not be compromised,” said Ragan-Fore.

Interested Oregon patients can print a free, secure Oregon Rx Card coupon and check medication pricing at oregonrxcard.com, or visit any local Safeway pharmacy to ask to have their prescriptions processed through the Oregon Rx Card program to receive a discount on their medications.

Supplies of coupon cards are available by emailing info@oregonrxcard.com or calling 877-279-3424.

The Oregon Medical Association is an organization of over 8,000 physicians, physician assistants, medical and PA students organized to serve and support physicians in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. Additional information can be found at theOMA.org.


“Oregon Medical Association Supports Free Drug Card Program”

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(Portland, OR) The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) has officially partnered with the Oregon Rx Card to provide a FREE prescription assistance program for members, their patients, employees and others. The Oregon Rx Card was launched in 2009 to make prescription medications more affordable for the uninsured and underinsured. The card may be used for savings of up to 75% on prescription medications at more than 56,000 pharmacies nationwide.

???This is an easy way for Oregonians to get the prescription drugs they need at a cost they can afford,??² said Joanne K. Bryson, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Oregon Medical Association. ???We encourage our members to make these cards accessible to their patients.??²

The card offers discounts on both brand name and generic prescription medications for individuals without prescription coverage. Additionally, those who have prescription drug coverage may still qualify and receive discounts on medications not covered by their insurance plan. Oregon residents can create a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies simply visit www.theOMA.org or www.oregonrxcard.com.

About the Oregon Medical Association

The Oregon Medical Association provides legislative and practice advocacy, regulatory review and educational opportunities to aid over 8,200 physicians, physicians assistants and student members in their efforts to improve the health of Oregonians. Additional information can be found at www.theOMA.org


“Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ad: Pharmacy Times (May 2016)”

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Pharmacy Times (May 2016)

A Children's Miracle Network Hospitals ad was featured in Pharmacy Times (May 2016 Issue). A donation will be made to your local Children's Miracle Network Hospital each time a prescription is processed through the Rx Assistance Program.

Pharmacy Times (May 2016)

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“Oregon State Chamber to Distribute Free Drug Cards”

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Chambers to Help Oregon Rx Card Provide Prescription Assistance to All Residents

The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) announced a new partnership with the Oregon Rx Card today. The goal of the joint venture is to provide all Oregon residents with prescription assistance. OSCC will encourage local chambers of commerce, across the State, to distribute free discount prescription drug cards to residents. All Oregon residents are eligible for this program.

Oregon Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Oregon afford their prescription medications.

The program, which is free to all residents, will provide savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs (savings should average roughly 30%). Oregonians can download a FREE card by visiting www.oregonrxcard.com or www.oregonstatechamber.org. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can simply visit any Safeway Pharmacy location and ask the pharmacy process their prescription through the Oregon Rx Card program.

The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. "The Oregon Rx Card has already had a tremendous impact on the residents of Oregon and, through our coalition of chambers, we should be able to help many more Oregonians afford their medications", said Leslie Carnes, Chairman of OSCC Board of Directors.

"We are very fortunate to have the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) and their chamber members join us in this statewide prescription assistance initiative," states Oregon Rx Card Program Director, Andrew Stocks. "This partnership should help us bring this program to many more people who need help across Oregon."

Oregon Rx Card can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common 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. Oregon Rx Card is accepted at over 50,000 pharmacy locations across the country. Oregon residents can download a free card, search drug pricing, and locate participating pharmacies at www.oregonrxcard.com or www.oregonstatechamber.org.


“Rx Card: Savings Up To 75 Percent On Some Generic Drugs”

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Average discounts for cardholders is 30 percent off manufacturers' suggested retail price, with savings in some cases up to 75 percent for some generics, he said. The website's home page has a portal to information about costs under "Medication Pricing Comparison."

"Oregon Rx Card is supported by the manufacturers," Stocks said. "No taxpayer dollars are used with this program."

The card can be used in any pharmacy, with Safeway being the "preferred pharmacy" for the program, he said. Like the state card, Oregon Rx can be used by anyone of any age, including those who are uninsured or underinsured, and residents who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits or for drugs that are not covered under certain health plans.

According to Stocks, the Oregon Rx Card program is administered by United Networks of America, which describes itself as "one of the largest providers of value-added managed care products and services in the United States."

Stock said the program is "powered" by Restat, a company that describes itself as "the nation's largest privately held benefits manager."

Residents can download a free drug card by visiting www.oregonrxcard.com. Cards also are distributed at many doctors' offices, clinics and hospitals across the state. Physicians who wish to distribute free cards can contact the website. Anyone not able to download or otherwise obtain a card can visit any Safeway pharmacy location in Oregon and simply ask the pharmacist to process the prescription through the Oregon Rx Card, Stocks said.


“OregonRxCard Ad Featured in Oregon Agent (Summer 2011)”

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The Oregon Agent Cover

The Oregon Agent is the Official Publication of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon. An Oregon Rx Card advertisement was featured on page 30.

Oregon Agent (Summer 2011)


“Chambers To Help Oregon Rx Card Provide Prescription Assistance To All Residents”

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Sherry Henney's husband was insured through the carpenter's union until the union's insurance rates jumped from $300 to $800 a month, and the couple had to cancel.

Talking on the phone between sales transactions at the grower's market in Jacksonville, where Sherry sells pasta, she said that she and her husband are actually paying less now for prescription drugs than when they had insurance. “There's not a lot of union (carpentry) work in southern Oregon,” she said. Then they found out about the Oregon Rx card program, which allows any Oregonian – insured or not – to enroll for discounts on prescription drugs. The discounts vary depending on the drug, said Andy Stocks, who directs the program, but average about 30 percent, with discounts of up to 75 percent on some drugs.  The enrollment process is relatively straightforward.

People can either apply at www.oregonrxcard.com or they can sign up in person at any Safeway store, Stocks said. The card works at all pharmacies, and there’s no cost for enrollment. “We try to make it as pharmacy—friendly as possible,” Stocks said. The program started in April 2009, and since then more than 50,000 Oregonians have enrolled. There are also no age restrictions on who can apply for the program. Henney found out about the program after searching for information about prescription drug assistance on the Internet. “I'm surprised more people don't know about it,” she said. “I've been telling everyone I know.” “It pretty much just discounts everything,” Stocks said. The program is paid for by pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, and it receives no government funding.


“Oregon Rx Card in Hospital View (The monthly newsletter of Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems)”

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This benefit is something you should be aware of to pass on to your patients and community. Please see frequently asked questions below.

What is the Oregon Rx Card?
Oregon Rx Card is a FREE statewide discount prescription assistance program. The program was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescriptions.

Who is eligible to participate in the Oregon Rx Card program?
Every resident of Oregon is eligible to receive a FREE prescription drug card.

How do Oregonians get an Oregon Rx Card?
Residents can print a card by visiting the program website at www.oregonrxcard.com. There will also be distribution sites set up across the state where residents can obtain a free card. Anyone not able to print, or otherwise obtain a card, can simply visit any Safeway pharmacy location in Oregon and ask the pharmacy to have their prescription processed through the Oregon Rx Card program.

Can this program be used by people who have insurance with prescription benefits?
This program was launched to help the uninsured residents of Oregon Rx Card afford their prescriptions. However, residents with insurance can also use Oregon Rx Card to get a discount on non-covered medications.

How can Oregon Rx Card provide free cards to residents?
This statewide prescription assistance program is made possible through the support of pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.

What makes Oregon Rx Card different from other prescription assistance plans?

  • No enrollment forms
  • No restrictions to participation
  • No eligibility or income requirements/limitations
  • No waiting periods
  • No age restrictions
  • No exclusions
  • Includes pre-existing conditions
  • No claim forms to file
  • No annual or lifetime limits
  • Includes discounts on brand and generic medications
  • Open formulary so that all medications are eligible for discounts
  • Confidentiality: no personal information will be sold, shared, or distributed.

What type of discounts can you expect when you use Oregon Rx Card?
Average savings are roughly 30% with savings on some medications as high as 75%.

For more information, please contact: Jennifer Gonzales at 503.490.9959 or at jgonzales@oregonrxcard.com.


“OMA Plans To Expand Prescription Drug Program”

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The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) officially announced plans to expand support for Oregon's free statewide prescription assistance program earlier today. Oregon Rx Card, which is free to all Oregon residents, provides savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs at local pharmacies. This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out.

The goal of the partnership is to provide additional card distribution channels and create awareness so that all Oregon residents will have access to this prescription assistance program. Together, Oregon Rx Card and OMA are currently educating all clinics, hospitals, county health departments and urgent care clinics throughout the state about the program.

In addition, OMA is working directly with physicians and hospitals across Oregon to distribute hard cards to anyone in need.

"OMA believes this is an easy and innovative way to help patients get the prescription drugs they need," said Joanne K. Bryson, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Oregon Medical Association. "We encourage all of our physicians to be proactive in making these cards accessible to their patients."

Launched in 2009, Oregon Rx Card has saved residents over $13.6 million on their prescription costs since inception. Oregon Rx Card is designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. However, the program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans.

Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use the program for non-covered drugs.


“OMA Now Offers Oregon Rx Discount Card for Members and their Patients”

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(Portland, OR) – The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) expands support for Oregon's free statewide prescription assistance program. Oregon Rx Card provides savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs at local pharmacies. This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out.

"OMA believes this is an easy and innovative way to help patients get the prescription drugs they need," said Joanne K. Bryson, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Oregon Medical Association. "We encourage all of our physicians to be proactive in making these cards accessible to their patients."

Since 2009, Oregon Rx Card has saved residents over $13.6 million on their prescription costs since inception. Oregon Rx Card is designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. Oregon residents can visit www.theOMA.org/rxdiscount to print a card. Residents with no internet access can also visit any Safeway pharmacy location in Oregon and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Oregon Rx Card.

Receive significant savings on prescription drugs with the Oregon Rx Card.

OMA has teamed up with a prescription assistance program called the Oregon Rx Card. The Oregon Rx Card is free to all Oregon residents, and can be used for savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at most retail pharmacies. The Oregon Rx Card helps the uninsured and underinsured obtain prescription medications, but residents with insurance can also use the program to get discounts on "non-covered" drugs (e.g., Chantix, Viagra, Lipitor, Nexium). The program has no membership restrictions, no income requirements, no age limitations, and there are no applications to complete.

OMA members, their family members and patients may print free Oregon Rx Cards, compliments of the OMA, at www.OMA.org/RxDiscount. Your patients may also secure the discount by simply walking into any participating pharmacy in the state and ask that their prescription be processed through the Oregon Rx Card, even if they don't have a physical card. OMA believes this is an easy and innovative way to help your patients get the prescription drugs they need.

For a more durable version of the cards that you can provide to patients at no cost, contact Jennifer Gonzales, the Oregon Rx Card representative, at (503) 490-9959 or jgonzales@oregonrxcard.com.


“Oregon Medical Association (OMA) partners with Oregon Rx Card”

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(Portland, OR) – The Oregon Medical Association (OMA) expands support for Oregon's free statewide prescription assistance program. Oregon Rx Card provides savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs at local pharmacies. This program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out.

"OMA believes this is an easy and innovative way to help patients get the prescription drugs they need," said Joanne K. Bryson, CAE, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Oregon Medical Association. "We encourage all of our physicians to be proactive in making these cards accessible to their patients."

Since 2009, Oregon Rx Card has saved residents over $13.6 million on their prescription costs since inception. Oregon Rx Card is designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications. Oregon residents can visit www.theOMA.org/rxdiscount to print a card. Residents with no internet access can also visit any Safeway pharmacy location in Oregon and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Oregon Rx Card.


“Prescription Medication Assistance in the Pacific Northwest”

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The cost of prescription medications can be overwhelming. There are a number of prescription assistance programs in the Pacific Northwest available to help you.