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Rep. Cheeseman Partnered with State Comptroller on Informational Forum on Prescription Discounts

Posted on February 7, 2024


HARTFORD – State Comptroller Sean Scanlon and State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) hosted an informational forum on Tuesday morning on ArrayRX, a free digital discount card that will help seniors save on their medications at the East Lyme Senior Center.

The state’s comptroller provided a presentation on the program. Then he along with Rep. Cheeseman answered questions from East Lyme seniors. Some of the questions were: how to sign up and how to use the card most efficiently.

“With the high cost of groceries and other essential products, this is a great new discount card that can help you save up to 80% on medications,” said Rep. Cheeseman.

One important point made by the state officials is that the card cannot be used along with insurance (like and Medicare) – so a helpful tip is to compare the price of a prescription drug with insurance versus the Rx card and someone can choose which route saves the most money.

Anyone can apply, but the program has proven to be especially beneficial for seniors, particularly those who are prescribed to take numerous medications.

Established as part of Public Act 23-171 and administered by the Office of the Comptroller, the drug discount card program was made available to residents last October. All residents of Connecticut qualify, and there are no membership fees or age restrictions to participate.