Delaware Electric Cooperative members have saved more than $1 million on prescriptions using Touchstone Energy’s® Co-op Connections Card, and the state legislature is taking notice.
At a Dec. 8 ceremony, the Greenwood-based co-op was honored for its achievement by three state lawmakers, who also cited DEC for its 75 years of service.
Reps. Harvey Kenton, Dave Wilson and Bobby Outten presented the co-op with two special proclamations. Bill Andrew, DEC’s president and CEO, and Bill Wells, DEC board chairman, accepted the commendations during a member committee meeting.
So how did the lawmakers find out about the prescription savings?
“They probably saw it in our newsletter. Many lawmakers from southern Delaware are cooperative member-owners,” said Jeremy Tucker, DEC’s communication manager.
The Connections Card program helps drive member identity, and is a good way of promoting how co-ops are different. DEC first sent out the cards to its 75,000 members in October 2007, and has been reminding them of the benefits ever since.