Consider these three benefits during open enrollment

Consider these three benefits during open enrollment
By: UnitedHealthcare Last Updated: December 6, 2019

We’re all looking for ways to save money, especially when it comes to health care costs. During open enrollment, you may put your focus on medical coverage and overlook other benefits like vision or hearing. But many of these benefits offer programs and incentives that may help you save money and even earn rewards. 

Here are three benefits programs to look for when considering health plans for 2020: 

  1. Potentially earn incentives for walking
    The majority of employers have implemented well-being programs that encourage healthy lifestyles by offering financial incentives. Some plans even offer access to wearable devices that may help people earn incentives for meeting certain walking goals. 
  2. Vision plans may help save on prescription sunglasses
    Most vision plans offer discounts on eyewear, including a second pair of prescription glasses, sunglasses, safety glasses or blue-light filtering lenses for extended computer use.
  3. Access to hearing aids
    Hearing loss is a significant issue for many Americans, with a growing number of people at risk of noise-induced hearing loss due to exposure of loud sounds and the increasing use of earbuds.

    Around 29 million American adults could benefit from hearing aids. Depending on the plan, people may be able to purchase custom-programmed hearing aids.

*The cost of hearing aids as well as the method of paying for them varies by plan. Medicare Advantage members should refer to their Evidence of Coverage document or call the number on their health plan ID card to confirm the cost and payment method for their plan.