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“Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® to benefit from a new partnership with United Networks of America”

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United Networks of America Provides Much Needed Support to Children's Hospital

SALT LAKE CITY (March 24, 2016) Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is proud to announce that is has partnered with United Networks of America (UNA), one of the largest providers of value-added managed care products and services in the country.

UNA Rx Card, the nations largest prescription assistance card provider, has committed a minimum of $1 million to fund program growth and development to help the charity's 170 member hospitals across North America to provide critical treatments, services and charitable care for sick and injured kids.

"We are pleased to partner with United Networks of America to provide much-needed support for our children's hospitals," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "They, too, understand the complexities of the health care system and want to make that system easier for families in need."

"We share the vision of Children's Miracle Network and their hospitals," said Ryan Jumonville, chairman of United Networks of America. "We also believe that together we can save kids' lives."

About Children's Miracle Networks Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About United Networks of America
United Networks of America is one of the largest providers of value added managed care products and services in the United States. UNA has more than 240,000 participating Providers serving more than 120.1 million members across the country.

To learn more about United Networks of America, please visit www.unitednetworksofamerica.com, or www.unarxcard.com for more on the national prescription assistance program.

Read the official Children's Miracle Network Hospitals press release here: http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Media/PressRoom/UNA2016

Media Contacts
Dana White, V.P. Media/Public Relations dwhite@unitednetworksofamerica.com
800.726.4232

Sally Gilotti, Sr. Director, External Communications
sgilotti@cmnhospitals.org
801.214.6617

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“Best Way To Lower Your Drug Costs”

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Self Magazine December 2005

United Networks of America drug discount card

It's free, open to everyone and offers discounts of up to 75 percent on many prescriptions that may not be covered by health plans, including birth control. FreeDrugCard.us

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“City of Jeffersonville works with Indiana Drug Card to help Hoosiers with prescription costs”

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The City of Jeffersonville has enrolled in a program helping Hoosiers with their prescription drugs.

The city has partnered with Indiana Drug Card to offer a discount prescription card to anyone living or working in Clark County. The cards are sponsored by drug companies and the participating pharmacies. There are more than 56,000 pharmacies accepting the cards nationwide.

The cards offer an average savings of 30 percent, but some prescriptions are discounted as much as 75 percent.

The cards can be printed out online at the City of Jeffersonville's website, or they can be picked up at City Hall and all five fire departments. You do not have to use your name on the card, just a telephone number. If you do have insurance, you cannot get a discount on medicines that your insurance covers, but you can use them for ones that are not covered.

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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.

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“Free Prescription Drug Card Program Set to Launch”

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(Atlanta, GA) – Program officials have confirmed that they will announce the official launch of the free statewide prescription assistance program at a news conference tomorrow in Atlanta.

Georgia Drug Card is being launched to help the uninsured residents of Georgia afford their prescription medications.

Georgians can obtain prescription cards at various hospitals, clinics, and other card distribution sites that are being set up across Georgia. The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is working with the program to create additional locations. The cards are accepted at more than 50,000 pharmacies across the country. Anyone interested in learning more can visit www.georgiadrugcard.com.

The program is being touted as the answer for Georgia residents that find it difficult to navigate the confusing maze of prescription programs that have appeared in recent years. Georgia Drug Card is open to anyone living or working in Georgia regardless of age or income.

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“Free Statewide Rx Assistance Program Expands Colorado Drug Card selects Walgreens as the Programs Preferred Pharmacy”

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(Denver, CO) – Colorado Drug Card, in partnership with The Denver Metro Chamber, announced today that Walgreens pharmacy has agreed to be the "Preferred Pharmacy" for the program. As part of the agreement, Walgreens has agreed to process prescriptions through Colorado Drug Card. Coloradans can simply walk into any Walgreens location and ask the pharmacist to process their prescription through the Colorado Drug Card. Walgreens will also have hard cards available at pharmacy locations throughout the State.

"As Colorado's economy begins to recover from this economically challenging time, access to less-expensive prescriptions can make a critical difference in the health of Coloradans," said Robert Blankenship, Chief Operating Officer of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. "No Coloradan should have to choose between filling their prescriptions and other needs."

Colorado residents can obtain a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting www.ColoradoDrugCard.com. This card will provide drug savings of up to 75 percent at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country including Walgreens, Safeway, Albertsons Sav-on, Target, Kmart, and many other stores.

All Colorado residents are eligible for this program. There are no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limits and no applications are needed.

The Colorado Drug Card is a simple solution to the confusing maze of discount programs that have appeared in recent years. Many of these programs require enrollment and some have membership restrictions such as age and income requirements. Additional information on the program can be found at www.ColoradoDrugCard.com.

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“California Rx Card saves California Millions of dollars in prescription discount benefits”

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“California Rx Card Saves Californians Thousands in Annual Prescription Costs”

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(Orange, CA) – Thousands of Californians Receive Free Prescription Drug Card Since California Rx Card Launched Oct. 1

The California Rx Card Program (www.californiarxcard.com) announced today that more than 55,000 Californians have received a free prescription drug card since the program launched Oct. 1. The California Rx Card can be used at thousands of pharmacies across the state to receive savings of up to 75 percent (savings average around 30 percent). Participating pharmacies include Rite Aid, Walgreens, Albertsons, K-mart, Longs Drug Stores, Ralphs Pharmacy, Sav-on, other chain drug stores, and thousands of independent pharmacies.

California residents can download a free discount prescription drug card by visiting www.californiarxcard.com. The California Rx Card Program has no restrictions or participation requirements and is open to every California resident.

"The California Rx Card was launched to help the uninsured and under-insured people of California afford prescription medications," said Edward J. Brown III, California Rx Card Program director. "The program can also be used by people who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits (common in many HSAs and high deductible health plans). Also, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs. This program even covers some pet medications (those available at participating pharmacies)."

Orange County, Calif.-based The Word & Brown Companies (CHOICE Administrators(R), which includes CaliforniaChoice(R), CaliforniaChoice 51+, Kaiser Permanente Choice Solution and Contractors Choice(R); The Word & Brown General Agency, and CONEXIS) is sponsoring The California Rx Card Program throughout the state.

"We work with insurance brokers to distribute quality and affordable healthcare programs to California employers and we know there is still a large population of uninsured people in the state," said Edward J. "Rusty" Brown, Jr., co-founder of The Word & Brown Companies. "We think the California Rx Card can make a big difference for people who have limited insurance benefits or no insurance at all, and we want to do our part to help make affordable prescription drugs available."

We're excited to have the opportunity to work with The Word & Brown Companies to provide the people of California with free access to prescription discounts," said Ryan Jumonville, president and chief executive officer of United Networks of America. "We've successfully launched programs in New York, Alabama, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio, Utah, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, and Tennessee. We've saved the residents of these states millions of dollars and look forward to doing the same for the people of California."

This program is powered by UNA Rx Card, which is a division of United Networks of America. UNA Rx Card is the fastest-growing discount prescription card company in the United States. Brian Oliver, executive vice president of UNA Rx Card, noted that "The free Rx program has brought almost $66 million in prescription savings to members around the country in the short history of the program, with calendar year savings for 2007 projected to approach $100 million."

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“New Alabama Rx card program offers nationwide prescription benefits to state residents”

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(Birmingham, AL) – The Alabama Rx Card Program will now provide "free" discount prescription drug cards to the residents of Alabama, according to reports. The free discount prescription drug card can be downloaded via Internet (at www.AlabamaRxCard.com) or retrieved at any Alabama-based stores, including Bruno's, Foodmax and FoodWorld.

The card can be used at more than 50,000 pharmacies across the country to receive savings of up to 75 percent (savings average around 30 percent). Participating pharmacies include: Bruno's, Food World, Food Max, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Winn-Dixie, Kmart, and thousands of independent pharmacies. Although the Alabama Rx Card is designed to help the uninsured and underinsured people of Alabama afford their prescription medications, residents who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits can also use the card.

Additionally, people who have prescription coverage can use this program for drugs not covered by their insurance. This program even covers some pet medications (those available at the participating pharmacies).

UNA Rx Card powers the Alabama Rx Card Program, which is a division of United Networks of America. Programs have also been launched in 14 other states, including New York, Texas and the Carolinas. UNA Rx Card is considered the fastest growing discount prescription card company in the United States.

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“Healthwatch: Georgia Drug Card Available Now”

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Nearly 20 percent of all Georgians have no health insurance, and many don't have prescription drug coverage. But, a new card may help you get a break at the pharmacy. Health Watch reporter Beth Galvin dropped by Good Day Xtra to tell us all about it.

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“New Prescription Drug Program Launched”

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Pharmacists and pharmaceutical companies are funding the Illinois Rx Drug Program.

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“CVS Health Charity Classic 2015 Gala, hosted by United Networks of America”

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CVS Health Charity Classic 2015 Gala

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The CVS Health Charity Classic saw close to 1,200 attendees, represented by almost 150 different companies. The event raised over $253,000 at the Live Auction, and close to an additional $36,000 via the Silent Auction. Once again, NBC Sports commentator, Dan Hicks, emceed the event. Keith Urban was the live entertainment.

United Networks of America had the honor of hosting CVS Health Charity Classic 2015 Gala. The CVS Health Charity Classic has a long history of supporting social service, health and education organizations that work to reach diverse populations in communities throughout New England. The pairing of world-class golf with worthwhile hosts and agencies results in magic on and off the green.

As one of Southern New Englandís largest charitable event series', the CVS Health Charity Classic provides an exceptional opportunity be part of the tournament that has raised more than $19 million for hundreds of New England-area nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children and families.

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“Folds of Honor Foundation: Warrior for Freedom Award presented to United Networks of America”

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United Networks of America is honored to be a recipient of the Warriors for Freedom Foundation Award from the Folds of Honor Foundation. This foundation was established in 2011 by Maj. Ed Pulido, Brett Dick and Sgt. Scott Momper to serve as a non-profit leadership program that educated veterans on public speaking and sharing their story. The foundation fills a need to assist veterans as they transition from military life to civilian life through recreational and social activities and speaking engagements. Additionally, the foundation provides scholarships and other resources that assist the family through programs and partnering agencies. Warriors for Freedom Foundation supports local organizations that support our veterans, such as Silent War Foundation, Folds of Honor Foundation, A Chance to Change, Homeless Alliance, The Real Warriors Campaign, Heartline and NorthCare.

Warrior for Freedom Award presented to United Networks of America

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“The new Illinois Rx Card - Too good to be true? Apparently not!”

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When something seems too good to be true, I'm naturally skeptical. So when I got a press release for the new Illinois Rx card - a completely free card offering discounts on prescription drugs at 56,000 pharmacies nationwide, all I could think was "What's the catch?"

The card is the brainchild of Ryan Jumonville, the 30-something, Louisiana-born president and CEO of United Networks America (UNA). Jumonville appeared at a press conference in the Illinois Capitol on Wednesday to promote the card, answering my plethora of probing questions that sought to discover whatever secret I assumed must be hidden in this deal.

Apparently, there is no catch or secret. The card is completely free to anyone in Illinois, regardless of age, medical condition, income, insurance status, or pizza topping preference. I asked about pretty much every aspect I could think of, and (almost) all of the answers from Jumonville and his team were satisfactory. UNA doesn't collect any information about card users, Jumonville says, and the cards work for all generic and name-brand prescription medications, including the expensive ones for diseases like cancer and AIDS. There is no obligation or contract if you use the card, and it's not funded by any government money.

It works through agreements with the pharmacies, who voluntarily offer discounts on prescription medicines to anyone presenting the Illinois Rx Card. Why would pharmacies agree to slash their prices? Jumonville says participating in the program is not so much about stealing customers from other pharmacies, but rather about generating entirely new customers - getting people who normally can't afford prescription medications to actually come buy them. He says the model has been proven in neighboring states like Indiana and Missouri.

The only question I have left is how UNA makes money from this deal. It's obviously a business venture for them, as evidenced by this 2005 story in Business Report magazine about Jumonville's plan rolling out in other states. (Warning: PDF file) The article says in the case of Arizona's program, UNA makes its money from a $1.80 fee paid each time the card is used. Because the card is free to the end user, I assume it must be the pharmacies paying the fee, though I'm not sure if the same arrangement exists in Illinois' version. UNA features the article on its "About Us" page here. When I asked Jumonville about how the company profits, he essentially said it's not important. As much as I hate to admit it, he may be right. I've wracked my brain trying to figure out a way that UNA's mechanism for profiting from this venture affects the end user, but I simply haven't been able to come up with a single thing.

So there you have it. I've tried my best to be a buzzkill, a role reporters often must fill, but the Illinois Rx Card seems to be legitimate. Get more info and decide for yourself at www.illinoisrxcard.com.

One more thing I forgot to mention: The Illinois Rx Card team worked with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce to get the project rolling, which should lend it some additional credibility.

Another one more thing: Just to be crystal clear, this is not an endorsement of the Illinois Rx Card or any person, company or program associated with it. No one paid me to write this, and everything in this post is true to the best of my knowledge.


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