West Virginia Rx Program Named a Mutual of America 2012 Community Partnership Award Winner Charleston Program Helps Provide Access to Prescription Medications for Uninsured or Underinsured West Virginians
NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that the West Virginia Rx Program was named a Merit Finalist in the 2012 Community Partnership Award competition.
In 2008, West Virginia Health Right launched West Virginia Rx (WVRx) — the state's only charitable mail-order pharmacy. WVRx provides branded prescription drugs for chronic illnesses at no cost to West Virginians who are uninsured or underinsured with household incomes 200% or less of the federal poverty level.
The goal of WVRx is to improve the health of individuals by providing life-sustaining medications they otherwise could not afford. WVRx has served nearly 56,000 West Virginians, including processing and shipping more than 150,000 prescriptions, and referring more than 12,500 patients to public or private clinics for care and treatment.
"WVRx helps ensure prescription medications are accessible to the most vulnerable among us," said Patricia White, founder and Executive Director of West Virginia Health Right. "It also allows drug manufacturers to keep their commitment to get medications to chronically ill people who are unable to afford them."
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that 10 nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 170 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. To learn more about the Community Partnership Award, visit mutualofamerica.com/cpa.
"All of the 2012 honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need," said Thomas J. Moran, Chairman, President and CEO, Mutual of America. "Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America is proud to recognize, support and help extend the reach of these vital partnerships."
About Mutual of America
Mutual of America specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. Since 1945, Mutual of America has remained committed to offering plan sponsors, plan participants and individuals carefully selected, quality products and services at a competitive price and the personal attention they need to help build and preserve assets for a financially secure future. For more information, visit mutualofamerica.com.
SOURCE Mutual of America