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September 19, 2012

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Redwood County to Launch New Free Discount Prescription Savings Program

Redwood County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The program is now active.

The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all Redwood County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. This program saved cardholders throughout the nation an average of60% in 2012 on the cost of prescription drugs. Even pets and other people living outside the County are able to take part in the program. The Rx card will be distributed free of charge and may be used at all pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies in Redwood County and includes over 60,000 drugs in its formulary.

"With healthcare costs on the rise, prescription drug discounts will help ease some of the financial burdens individuals and families are facing at a time when they need it the most," said Commissioner Sharon Hollatz of the Redwood County Board of Commissioners. "There are no eligibility requirements so the Rx card is expected to have a sizeable impact on uninsured residents or residents facing high insurance deductibles. If a particular drug isn't covered under a person's health plan - they can use the card to save on those prescriptions."

Providing savings for residents through the Rx program will come at no expense to the County. In fact, Coast2Coast Rx will pay the County a royalty of $1.25 per prescription and the royalty does not increase cardholder cost. Besides the discount on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental, vision, veterinary and hearing services; plus discounts on lab and imaging tests and diabetes supplies and equipment for all family members.

Martin Dettelbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Coast2Coast Rx Card, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the issuer of the Coast2Coast Rx free discount card said "we are pleased to work with the County to help individuals, their families and pets combat the rising cost ofhealthcare." Dettelbach added, "we appreciate all that the County and local pharmacies are doing to help those in need."

The Coast2Coast Rx card will be available for residents at most participating pharmacies, governmental offices, libraries and County health facilities. Residents will also be able to print the Rx card and view the nearest participating locations at www.coast2coastrx.com.

The Coast2Coast Rx card will provide residents with a valuable tool to help maintain their health and wellbeing at an affordable cost. The following counties have joined the Coast2Coast program: Blue Earth, Douglas, Steele, Wadena and Watonwan. Also joining the program soon are Hennepin and Steams Counties.