Discount Program from Colonial Life Helps Employees Save on Medical Costs
COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 16, 2012) — Workers can save money on a wide variety of everyday health and wellness products and services, thanks to the new WellCard discount program distributed by Colonial Life. WellCard provides discounts to employees for products and services including:
- Vision care and laser eye surgery
- Hearing aids and evaluations
- Dental exams and services
- Medical imaging
- Lab tests
- Diabetes care and supplies
- Medical network
- Surgical centers
- Doctor telephone consultation
- Assistive devices
Participating vendors are name-brand providers across the country and include well-known retailers such as CVS, Rite-Aid, Sears, JC Penney, Target, LensCrafters, WalMart, Pearle Vision and many supermarket chains.
“Even the best insurance program doesn’t cover every health and wellness product or service a person might want or need to improve their health,” says Amy Criswell, Colonial Life’s director of marketing programs. “The WellCard program isn’t insurance, but it can help workers and their families get more affordable access to services and products their insurance doesn’t cover.”
There is no access fee for using the WellCard program (except for doctor phone consultations), and it’s available at no charge to employees whose employers offer Colonial Life voluntary benefits. Employees aren’t required to purchase Colonial Life insurance to be eligible for a free WellCard. Instead, employers can distribute the cards during their annual benefits enrollment meetings.
“It’s crucial for employees to understand their full benefits program so they can take best advantage of it and make the right choices for themselves and their families,” Criswell says. “A group, or better yet, individual benefits enrollment session is an ideal way for employees to discover their needs and learn what benefits are available to meet them. The WellCard program offers a way for employers to emphasize the importance of taking time for this step in the enrollment process.”
About Colonial Life
Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing insurance benefits for employees and their families through the workplace, along with individual benefits education, advanced yet simple-to-use enrollment technology and quality personal service. Colonial Life offers disability, life and supplemental accident and health insurance policies in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Similar policies, if approved, are underwritten in New York by a Colonial Life affiliate, The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company, Worcester, Mass. Colonial Life is based in Columbia, S.C., and is a subsidiary of Unum Group, one of the world’s leading providers of employee benefits.
Colonial Life offers exceptional opportunities to join its expanding sales force of more than 13,000 career agents in one of the fastest growing segments of the insurance industry. The company provides award-winning training that has received national recognition for excellence. For more information call (803) 798-7000 or visit www.coloniallife.com