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List of Insurance Plans

INSURANCE NUMBERS

  • EYEMED VISION 1-800-521-3605/ 1-800-442-8633
  • SPECTERA 1-800-638-3120
  • VSP 1-844-344-0419
  • TRICARE EAST 1-800-444-5445

VISION PLANS WE ACCEPT

  • EYEMED, SPECTERA, VSP

INSURANCES WE DO ACCEPT

  • MEDICARE (Straight Medicare with Supplemental)
  • AETNA PPO
  • BCBS PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • TRICARE EAST
  • UHC PPO

We accept most PPO plans. Please call our office for further assistance.


INSURANCE PLANS WE DO NOT ACCEPT

  • AVMED
  • HMO PLANS
  • MEDICAID
  • ICARE HEALTH SOLUTIONS

Don’t see your insurance on the list? Call our office for further direction regarding your particular insurance.

Insurance

Broward Eye Care is committed to providing our patients with the state of the art in medical eye care and vision care services. Many services may be covered by your insurance carriers. Due to the presence of thousands of different medical and vision plans, the determination of what professional services are covered by your plan can only be determined by your insurance carrier. It is your obligation to know what benefits and limitations exist with your specific insurance plan. Broward Eye Care will assist you in any way that we can to get this information for you if you are unable to do so. Our staff and our associated billing and insurance coding professionals will do their best to help you get your maximum insurance benefits. You are responsible for any fees related to services and materials rendered that are not covered by your insurance company.

Insurance coverage for services and materials provided by NSVC fall into one of two categories:

  • Medical Health Insurance for medical eye care services. Procedures, services, and tests related medical eye conditions with appropriate corresponding diagnoses can be billed to your medical health insurance carrier.
  • Vision Care Plans for non-medical vision services and materials. Routine vision examinations, glasses, contact lenses, and contact lens related professional services can be billed to your vision plan if you have one.

We are on the preferred participating provider panels of most major medical and PPO plans, Medicare, Most Vision plans, and a limited number of HMO plans.

List of Insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (1 yr filing)
    • Blue Select
    • Blue Options
    • Medicare Advantage PPO (medical/routine) & HMO (routine only)
    • PPO
    • Traditional
    • Motorola
  • Aetna (180 days filing)
    • PPO NAP
    • Aetna Open Access  
    • Choice POS II
    • Aetna Medicare
  • Cigna (180 days filing)
    • OA Plus
    • Network Open Access
    • MultiPlan
  • AARP  Medicare Complete (15 mo filing)
    • Choice Plus
    • POS
  • Florida Medicaid (1 yr filing)
    • SunShine State
    • Wellcare (Medicare also)
    • Staywell
    • Care Florida
    • Healthy Kids
    • Community Care
  • Florida Medicare (1 yr filing)
  • Advantica (60 days filing)
    • Medica
    • WellCare
    • Freedom
  • Eyemed Vision (1 yr filing)
    • GEHA
    • Sprint Vision Plan (Surency Vision)
    • IBM
    • Blue View Vision
  • Avesis
  • My Compbenefits (Vision Care Plan) (1 yr filing)
  • Humana Comp benefits (Vision Care Plan)
  • Humana PPO (15 mo filing)
  • Gold Plus PPO (Routine & Medical)
  • EPO
  • PFFS
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Routine & Medical)
  • Other commercial plans
  • Opticare Vision (180 days filing)
    • Celtic (1/1/12)
    • UPMC Health Plan (1/1/12)
  • Envolve Visions
  • Spectera Vision  (Little Vision)
  • Premier Vision (60 days filing)
  • Safe Guard Vision
  • Solstice (StarMark)
  • Tricare
  • Superior Vision
  • VSP (Vision Service Plan)
    • PHP (Positive Health Care)
  • Davis Vision
    • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO (every 12 mo)
    • Broward School Board
  • NVA Vision Heritage
  • MultiPlan
    • Beechstreet
    • PHCPS

Vision Plans We Accept In In Fort Lauderdale, FL

EyeMed, Superior Vision, Vision Service Plan

We do accept other plans as well, so if you do not see your plan listed here, please give us a call and we would be happy to assist you. Our staff is also always available to answer any questions regarding your benefits.

Medical Plans We Accept

Aetna, Beech Street, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, First Health, Galaxy Health, Great West, HealthSmart, Medicare, MultiPlan, Secure Horizons, Texas True Choice, Tricare, United HealthCare

 

CareCredit

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As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer the CareCredit card, the nation's leading patient payment program. CareCredit lets you begin your procedure immediately—then pay for it over time with low monthly payments that are easy to fit into your monthly budget. So, you can begin your vision care today and conveniently pay with low, monthly payments. CareCredit offers a comprehensive range of No Interest and Extended Payment Plans.

No Interest Payment Plans

  • No interest if the balance is paid within the specified time period
  • Low minimum monthly payments

Payment Plans

  • 24, 36, 48 & 60 month plan options [Click for Details]
  • For procedure fees from $1,000 to over $25,000
  • 14.90% interest rate

With CareCredit, you pay no up-front costs, no pre-payment penalties and no fees. Plus, CareCredit is a revolving credit line for additional treatment or add-on charges, without the need to re-apply. It only takes a few minutes to apply for CareCredit and you may receive an online decision in seconds!

Apply now or see our staff for more details.

What’s in Your Vision Insurance Plan

There are more options for vision insurance today than ever before. Whether your vision insurance plan is one you choose as an additional benefit in your employer health benefits package, or vision coverage you seek on your own through an insurance company or vision benefits provider, there are basics you should understand to make the most of vision insurance.

Understanding Vision Plans and Coverage

The options available to you in vision plans can be a little daunting. If you’ve chosen your vision insurance through your employer, your HR department and the insurance company literature—and websites—are a good place to start to understand what your vision insurance plan does and does not cover.
In general, there are two types of vision insurance plans:

Vision Benefits Package

Often purchased as an addition to traditional employer-provided healthcare, this type of vision insurance includes a fixed set of benefits related to eye health and maintenance, such as routine eye exams and testing, discounts for corrective eyewear, even benefits that reduce the cost of eye surgery. Vision insurance like this typically includes a network of participating eyecare professionals who have agreed to honor the plan particulars.

This type of vision insurance plan has evolved over the years to include more personalized choice for the consumer in the form of defined contribution vision coverage—where you, the consumer, choose the particular services and discount offerings based on what you expect your vision expenses to be.

Many of these vision plans involve using pre-tax dollars deducted automatically by your employer in the form of Flexible Spending Accounts, ‘Cafeteria’ Plans, Health Savings Accounts or Health Reimbursement Accounts. Each has particular tax advantages and drawbacks you should discuss in full with your vision plan administrator or provider, and if necessary, a tax professional.

Vision Discount Plans

While similar to traditional vision benefits, this type of vision insurance is generally less flexible than a vision benefits package because it offers flat discounts across the board for a wide menu of vision-related services, including specified discounts on eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses, even many surgical procedures.

You agree to pay the difference in cost in full—however these types of plans generally offer lower premiums than traditional vision benefit plans.
Vision insurance like this typically includes a “network” of participating eyecare professionals who have agreed to honor the stated discounts within the vision plan, so long as you agree to pay the difference.

Vision Insurance Planning

It may sound confusing at first, but you can plan to use your vision insurance to your maximum benefit by fully understanding what is specifically covered or not covered under your vision insurance plan, and by also discussing options with your eyecare professional to see how best to apply your particular vision coverage to your eyecare expenses.

This planning includes fully understanding any traditional health insurance coverage you may have. Unexpected eye injury, or the onset of certain eye diseases and their related treatments is often covered by your traditional health insurance rather than your specific vision insurance plan.

The point here is—it’s your vision insurance, your vision coverage—understanding your particular vision insurance plan is critical to maximizing those benefits.

Use it or lose it. Vision insurance benefits do expire.

Depending upon the type of vision insurance plan you’ve enrolled in, your vision insurance benefits may expire annually. This means if you don’t “use it” you “lose it” until the next year. Since you are contributing your hard-earned money toward your vision coverage, there’s really no excuse to skip your annual eye exam or see your optometrist should you experience any changes in your vision.

What’s more, many of the defined contribution vision insurance plans (Flexible Spending Accounts in particular) don’t allow for your deposited money to roll over into the next year. If you don’t spend what you’ve allocated, you may be at risk of losing that money entirely.

Think beyond the traditional examination to a second pair of eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses, photochromic lenses, or eyewear that’s specifically designed to fit your lifestyle. All might be within ready reach if you maximize your vision insurance coverage.

Special thanks to the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, for source material that aided in the creation of this website.

Questions & Answers About Vision Insurance

How and Where Does One Obtain Vision Insurance?

Individuals can buy a vision benefit plan. Vision insurance plans may be available through your place of employment, school district or through social plans like Medicare or Medicaid.

Indemnity health insurance is traditional insurance, which allows policyholders to access medical providers of their choice. Vision insurance is often a value-added benefit included in indemnity health insurance plans, health maintenance organization (HMO) plans and plans offered by preferred provider organizations (PPOs).

An HMO health plan requires its members to access health care only from HMO providers. HMOs provide health care services to plan members at discounted rates. HMOs include a range of health care professionals – doctors, laboratories and hospitals.

A PPO is a network of health care professionals who provide health care services to membership at discounted rates. Plan members may use out-of-network providers, but they usually will pay more for the services rendered.

What Types of Vision Insurance Plans Are Available?

Vision insurance comes in two forms, a discount vision plan or a vision benefits package.

Discount Vision Plan – Eye care at fixed discounted rates after an annual premium or membership fee and a deductible are paid.

Vision Benefits Package – Usually, a vision benefits package requires an annual premium or membership fee, a yearly deductible for each enrolled member and a co-pay each time a member accesses a service.

Discount vision plans and vision benefits packages are custom-designed to meet the different requirements of a wide range of customers, such as unions, big, mid- size and small companies and school districts.

What is included in vision insurance?

Standard Vision insurance usually includes the following services and products:

  • LASIK and PRK vision correction at discounted rates
  • Annual eye examinations
  • Contact lenses
  • Eyeglass frames
  • Eyeglass lenses

 

Usually, services acquired from network providers are more affordable than services from out-of-network providers.

Are there payment options?

If group vision insurance is available from your employer, you pay for it through payroll deductions or flexible spending accounts.

An flexible spending account, sometimes referred to as a cafeteria plan, allows an employee to use pre-tax dollars to purchase selected health benefits such as vision insurance. This plan saves your money because you receive the full benefit of income that has been set aside for health costs, making it not subject to or reduced by taxation.

If you are self -employed or if your employer does not offer vision insurance then you can expect to be billed monthly or annually.

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