Affordable Care Act
Health Discount Cards
Published on October 09, 2014
Health discount cards offer important savings on vision and dental services and on prescription drugs.
A recent eHealth study found that the average discount card costs less than $10 a month.
Supplemental medical insurance products are on the rise, due to expensive Obamacare plans and shorter open enrollment periods.
Many eHealth shoppers are choosing to purchase bundled supplemental insurance products from eHealth, such as short-term health insurance and critical illness insurance with certain non-insurance products.
One of these non-insurance products is a health discount card, which you can use to get preferred rates from certain health-care providers.
Health discount cards are a great way to save money on dental, vision, and chiropractic services. With a health discount card, you can receive discounts of up to 60% through a national network of leading health providers. The amount of savings depends on the company you use.
Getting a health discount card is easy. All you have to do is fill out an application, and you will receive your card in the mail soon after. When it’s time to use your health discount card, simply locate a service provider in your network, present your card to the provider at the time of service, and receive instant discounts.
Health discount cards and health insurance
It’s important for you to understand that health discount cards are not health insurance. Health discount cards are strictly discount programs that give you and your family preferred rates from selected health-care providers. However, health discount cards may provide you with a valuable, inexpensive alternative or supplement to a standard health insurance plan, especially when paired with other supplemental medical insurance products.
Your health discount card membership will become active as soon as you receive your card in the mail. Depending on the company you choose, this may be one to two weeks after completion of the application
You can apply for your own health discount card on eHealth. Apply now and start enjoying savings on your health-care services.