Provide: Information and education to reduce eyewear costs - Eyeglasses Buying Guide.
Recommend: Employees use the out of network benefit at Eyeglasses.com
Cancel: Your vision benefit plan
Offer: A discount plan with Eyeglasses.com
Schedule: A phone consultation with Eyeglasses.com to examine your benefits.
Many employers provide "Vision Benefits" to employees as an add-on to the total employee benefits package. Sometimes the employer pays for the premium, and sometimes the employee pays for the premium. Premiums looks small - a few dollars a weekend so employees think it's a good deal. But if you look more closely at these plans, you will see that they are not a great deal in most cases.
The best option is not to sign up for a vision benefit plan. But if you are already signed up, or if your employer provides a vision benefit plan free of charge, there are some tricks to getting the most out of it:
|Premium:||Varies between FREE and
$2.00/week, or $208/year
|Frame:||$0 - $100|
|Lenses:||$0 - $100|
|Contact Lens Allowance:||$150 - $200|
|Out of Network Benefit:||$0 - $150|
We often hear from customers after year end that they forgot to use their FSA benefits. We recommend funding HSA (Health Savings Accounts) instead of FSA accounts, because HSA funds do not expire at the end of the year. Either way, BE SURE TO USE UP YOUR FSA funds before the end of the year, or lose them!