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When is Vision Insurance Worth It?

Thankfully, there are many types of health insurance products that can significantly reduce the cost of health care. This includes vision insurance; however, this insurance can be costly. This begs the question: When is vision insurance worth it?

How Much Is The Insurance?

Every insurance product comes with a monthly cost or premium. However, you should also understand other costs. Most insurance has a copay or the amount you will pay for specific products or services. Insurance products are also likely with a deductible, which is the amount that you will have to pay, out of pocket, before your insurance coverage kicks in.

The higher the deductible, the lower the premium. However, that may leave you with a significant expense in the event that you have a major financial issue. This is a cost-benefit decision to make, and it is one you want to take seriously.

What Is Covered?

One of the most controversial issues within the insurance industry – and one of the most important for consumers to pay attention to – is the level of coverage that each product provides. Remember, your expenses will increase as your level of coverage increases, so it’s important that you determine what level of coverage you are comfortable with before making an insurance purchase.

It’s important to determine if the most popular vision products are covered and if so, by how much. For example(s):

  • how much will your yearly eye exams cost you? 
  • What about glasses or contacts? 

If either of these is covered – or even partially covered – you can save a good amount of money.

What If There Is An Emergency?

A big part of the cost-benefit analysis of deciding whether or not to purchase a product like vision insurance is to prevent you against a major expense.

Let’s say that you get a serious injury or illness to your eye, one that requires significant rehabilitation, surgery, or medication. Determining what sort of catastrophic damage will be covered by your insurance can make a big impact on the decision about whether or not to purchase this product. Indeed, “catastrophic insurance” is one of the more common reasons that people purchase insurance, as it can save you from massive financial harm, or even bankruptcy.

Final takeaway

The decision about whether or not to purchase vision insurance is an important one, but one that should be made based on a variety of factors, including cost and coverage depth. Make sure you are an informed consumer and understand these issues before purchasing your insurance product.

Updated on May 9, 2020

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