United HealthCare Vision Insurance

March 17, 2009 · Health Insurance

Get a Quote »There is good news for those who need stand alone dental and vision insurance.   United Healthcare, through their subsidiary Golden Rule now offers dental and vision insurance in several states.

Coverage is  available for individuals and families from over 70,000 providers nationwide.   States offering dental and vision insurance include Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania among others.

United Healthcare – Golden Rule Dental and Vision

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This is actual dental and vision insurance, not a discount plan.  There is a large network of vision providers in several states.  The insured can go out of network for exams and purchases, but the most affordable benefits will be realized by staying in network.

As this is a new plan, it is not available in all states yet, but should be widely offered soon.  The vision plan, when coupled with dental coverage, can be purchased in Ohio, Missouri, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania  and several other states.

There is no underwriting needed in order to apply for coverage.  There will be a short waiting period for basic and/or major services to commence with the dental plans, but no waiting period for routine cleanings.  The vision coverage takes affect on the desired enrollment date.

UHC Vision Insurance Cost and Benefits

The cost is approximately nine dollars per month per person.  In-network coverage includes:

  • Eye exam every 12 months ($10 copay)
  • Frames every 24 months ($25 copay)
  • Most lenses every 12 months ($25 copay)
  • Contact in lieu of glasses ($25 copay)

If frames and lenses are purchased at the same time, then only once copay amount is due.  Not all frames and contacts  are covered – therefore there is an allowance of $50 wholesale or $130 retail depending on the provider.  There is no copay for non-selection lenses and contacts.

United Healthcare Dental Insurance Coverage Options

The dental insurance options accompanying the vision plan are also comprehensive.  In most states, there are two to choose from – the Value Plan and the Premier Plan.

The two plans are similar in benefits except that the Value Plan requires the insured to use in-network  dentists whereas the Premier Plan does not.  The insured will enjoy monthly savings on their premium by selecting the Value Plan and using the UHC  dental network.

In summary, United Healthcare (United Health One) through Golden Rule Insurance Company is  already known for offering very affordable health  insurance plans in most states.  Coverage can be purchased in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Florida, Pennsylvania as well as several other states.

They  have increased their offerings and thus their  appeal by offering vision and dental insurance to prospective insureds as well.  Click on the UHC logo above to view quotes, compare benefits and to enroll online direct.

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