If you have private health insurance and haven’t used your optical allowance in this calendar year, it may reset on January 2018.
All health funds are different, but in general members are eligible to make a claim each year on prescription optical frames, prescription sunglasses or contact lenses. Some health funds use the word ‘preferred provider’ in an attempt to guide you towards their own specified health professionals. In actual fact, you have the choice of who prescribes and fits your prescription glasses. All optometrists are able to use the HICAPS system for rebates.
Some health insurance companies work on a financial calendar year, some from date joined, but the majority follow the January to December calendar. If you don’t claim your rebate within that twelve month period, it will not roll over each year. In other words, your benefits are not accumulative — any funds you don’t claim will “reset” each year and no longer be available to you.
How to make the most of your optical rebate
If you’re due for an eye test, you can book by calling today at Tweed Heads .