Through your health fund benefits you likely have insurance dollars that include optical purchases, including prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses, and contact lenses.
Follow these steps to make sure that you have optical coverage – and that you are using your allotment before it runs out! Read on to find everything you need to know about claiming back the cost of your glasses or contacts.
Does Clearly take insurance?
Yes, you can claim back the cost of your Clearly eyewear through your health fund benefits.
We don’t currently do direct billing, so you’ll need to process your claim with your provider after you’ve purchased your glasses or contact lenses.
Details for your insurance provider:
- Supplier name: Clearly
- IRD/GST #: 113 669 985
- Supplier phone number:1-866-414-2326
- Supplier email address: email@example.com
- Supplier address: Clearly, Suite 9105, PO Box 106910, Auckland City 1143, 0800-446-107
- Proof of purchase: After your order has shipped, you will receive an email equipped with your tracking number and official receipt. It’ll also be available in your MyAccount.
How to claim vision insurance benefits with Clearly
Make sure to check the details of your coverage beforehand, so you know what’s covered by your provider and how much you might be required to pay yourself.
1. Place your order
Order only what you are prescribed to wear or what your plan covers. Some insurers exclude cosmetic products (i.e. glasses that do not include a corrective prescription).
2. Submit your detailed receipt to your insurer
Once your order has shipped you will receive a detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurer for reimbursement.
Check with your insurer
As each insurance company has their own policies, and the best first step is to check with your insurer about your policy, the amount you have to spend, and any deadlines that you have to keep in mind.
Remember, if you have dependents on your policy to also check about their individual allotments under your policy.
Make sure that you have a current prescription
Before ordering glasses or contact lenses online, make sure that you have an up-to-date prescription and that you are purchasing the correct product with the right prescription.
Keep track of your benefit deadlines
Many insurance companies have deadlines at the end of each calendar year, and depending on the company they may or may not allow you to roll any outstanding benefits into the next year.
The date that your insurer will review is the date that your order was shipped, which means you may need to factor in whether your product is in stock and the time required to assemble it.
Call our Customer Service team at 1800 639 478 if you have any concerns about receiving your product on time.