Based on a wellness program from Bergen County (which was implemented in 2007) the new program will provide 10%-50% discounts on prescriptions, free hearing examinations with a 50% discount on the hearing aid, free eye exams with discount on glasses.

In today's economy when every dollar counts, this is a win win situation for the user and the county. Most costs are borne by the provider of services, rather than costing taxpayers.

"This new service is free, there are no fees for participating and the discounts are automatic. And, most importantly, our taxpayers will pay a single additional dollar in taxes for our residents to benefit from our Wellness Program," stated Director Way.

For more information on Passaic County Wellness Program.