Friday, April 22, 2011

City of Aventura Residents Have Access to Easy to Use Prescription Discount Card Launched Today

City of Aventura
Government Center
19200 West Country Club Drive ● Aventura, Florida 33180
For Immediate Release
Date: 4/22/11
Contact: Eric M. Soroka, City Manager
Phone: (305) 466-8910
Fax: (305) 466-8919
City of Aventura Residents Have Access to Easy‐to‐Use Prescription
Discount Card Launched Today
In the current economic climate, where people are watching their spending, discount card can
offer average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of prescription drugs
The City of Aventura today launched a program to help provide residents with some relief from the high
cost of prescription drugs. The city is making free prescription discount cards available to city residents
through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities (NLC). The discount cards offer city
residents average savings of 20 percent off the retail price of commonly prescribed medications.
The discount cards may be used by all residents of the City of Aventura and has no restrictions based on
the resident’s age, income level, or existing health coverage. The discount card benefits not only those
without insurance, but can also be used by underinsured residents to obtain prescriptions that are
excluded from health benefit plans. The NLC card can be used when purchasing prescription drugs at
most pharmacies around the city, as well as at more than 60,000 participating retail pharmacies across
the country.
“In the current economic climate, where many people are watching what they spend, the City of
Aventura is happy to partner with the National League of Cities to make this prescription discount card
available for our residents,” said City Manager, Eric Soroka. “Whether or not an individual has
prescription coverage, this program can make it easier for our residents to afford the medications they
need to deal with a short‐term illness or stay healthy by managing a chronic condition.”
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Cards can be printed from the Internet at and are available at the Aventura
Government Center and the Aventura Community Recreation Center at no cost to city residents. City
residents can visit to access program tools or call toll‐free 1‐888‐620‐1749 for
assistance with the program.
“Not only does the NLC prescription discount card help residents save money on their medications, it is
easy to use,” said Eric Soroka, City Manager. “Aventura residents only have to show their card when
purchasing medication at one of the many participating pharmacies. There is no enrollment form
required to get a card, no membership fee of any kind and city residents and their family members can
use the card any time their prescriptions are not covered by insurance.”
The discount card program is administered by CVS Caremark.
About The National League of Cities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to
strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a
resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million
Americans. To learn more about NLC, go to
Eric M. Soroka
City Manager