Here are three ways contact lens coverage can enhance a client’s vision benefits program.
1. Use “and” instead of “In lieu of.”
Offering coverage for contact lenses and eyeglasses during the same plan period will provide a significant enhancement to a client’s vision plan at a minimal cost.
Since contact lens users need glasses when their lenses are out, members will see this as a much richer benefit and clients will benefit from happier employees.
2. Contact lens online retailers accept in-network vision benefit plans.
Most contact lens online retailers offer discounts on popular name brand contact lenses. Some partner with vision benefit managers and can apply vision coverage directly to a member’s order so the member doesn’t need to file a separate claim.
Flexible spending account funds are also accepted at some contact lens online retailers. For those who like to order online, it’s a quick and hassle-free way to get contact lenses.