Because we provide both medical and routine eye care, we accept a number of insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.
Dr. Alan Winkelstein – Your VSP® provider in Temecula
A Vision Insurance policy plan like VSP® helps with the cost of an eye exam, eye care, eye wear, or other vision related expenses. Your vision insurance policy plan gives you the benefit of being able to receive regular eye exams and eye care.
To maximize your eligibility and coverage, we work with VSP®, as well as most of the major medical insurance policies.
Whether you live right here in Temecula, or are visiting our eye doctor from Murrieta or the surroundings, our optometrist team can help you get the most out of your vision insurance.
Routine Vision Coverage
Some individuals are fortunate enough to have "Routine Vision Insurance" through their employer's medical coverage policy. Some plans pay toward the optometric eye exam only, others will sometimes pay towards the contact fitting fee and some even pay toward materials.
If you are uncertain about your benefit eligibility, you will need to check with your human resource department or call your insurance company directly and inquire about eligibility.
Questions you should ask:
* Does my insurance plan provide optometric vision benefits and coverage?
* Can I see the eye doctor of my choice?
* What does my plan allow?
If your medical policy allows you to see any eye doctor of your choice we will verify your coverage, file the claim electronically and accept assignment of benefits for you.
To verify your vision coverage, we will need a phone number for verification of benefits, a group, plan or policy number, the social security number of the insured, member and patient's date of birth, and name of employer. Verification of insurance benefits must be verified 24 hours prior to your appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment we will need a copy of your insurance plan policy card. You will be expected to pay in full the difference in the amount allowed at time of service. If for any reason the insurance company pays less than quoted you will be responsible for any amount unpaid.
We currently accept the following vision insurance plans:
Our Eye Care Staff Is Here To Help You With Your Insurance
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.
The cost of routine eye exams and prescription eyewear can be of real concern, especially for large families. In many cases, vision insurance can lower these annual expenses.
A vision insurance policy is not the same as medical insurance. Regular medical health insurance plans protect you against financial losses due to unexpected eye injuries or disease. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost.