I Didn’t Expect To Buy My Daughter Glasses This Year
We recently discovered that our daughter was having a little trouble with her vision. Most words she could see but other times I had to look twice myself! Off to the eye doctor we went. Upon the completion of her exam, it was determined that glasses were needed and our search for the right pair was on. Since the journey of eyewear for her was new, we decided to let her pick any pair she wanted; and well, she picked two! As a glasses wearer myself, I could see the cost creeping up. Because she was feeling a bit more comfortable about the wearing glasses, I just smiled and watched her try on 10-12 pair.
See, we have health insurance, but what I didn’t expect is to have to pay for additional vision coverage for the kids. That means whatever the basic plan is, it’s what we get. Let me tell you, it is the bare minimum. I didn’t really see it as a problem at first, since I’m the only one that has vision problems. As we looked around, I imagined the cashier entering in all of our upgrades: polycarbonate, tinted lenses, scratch-resistant, ultraviolet protection and more (you know, like all the stuff I have for my glasses). I wasn’t sure that all of these “extras” were going to be required, but you never know. There are so many options these days and we wanted ensure they would weather the storm of playing, dancing and soccer. When we finally finished up, the total was about $180 for one pair! Did I mention she chose two (mom faint)? And this was WITH health insurance! BOOOOOO! I knew at that moment we were going to have to make some changes in the upcoming months.
I was introduced to Healthplan USA not long ago, as a means to help my family with our health care needs. It is NOT health insurance but a discounted card program that can reduce your medical expenses significantly. See in my case, we could have cut our bill up to 60%. Now let all the parents say YES! This time I took a loss on my opportunity to save but trust me, it will not happen again. I mean, that could have been a nice chunk of change in my pocket. Not to worry, I still have to get my glasses and contacts so I’m looking forward to sharing my experience using my new HealthPlan USA benefits.
Let me share some of the other benefits that may cause you to do a double take:
- Virtual Doctor Visits using Telehealth
- Dental Discounts powered Aetna Dental Access
- Save 10-85% on most prescriptions
- Unlimited access to a professional health care advocate
Okay guys, head on over the Healthplan USA site and see what the hype is all about.
Disclosure: “I am in partnership with HealthPlan USA and they have provided me with compensation for this campaign. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”