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    Confused Is Spectara better or worse than...?

    So, on of the largest employers in the city I'm in has switched their vision plan from VBA to Spectara, We currently do not take Spectara. But we do take Davis, Eyemed, VBA, and VSP. Looking at the reimbursments they sent me when they tried to recruit our office, they seem to be some of the highest among Vision plans. So, that's not the issue, what I want to know is what is it like to deal with them, how quick are their payments, do they get into the huge negative like Eyemed, or are they like Davis Vision where they sent you a bill every once in a while, or like VSP, where it's rare to have a negative EOB? How easy is it to order glasses? How easily can you to get a person when you have a question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpways View Post
    So, on of the largest employers in the city I'm in has switched their vision plan from VBA to Spectara, We currently do not take Spectara. But we do take Davis, Eyemed, VBA, and VSP. Looking at the reimbursments they sent me when they tried to recruit our office, they seem to be some of the highest among Vision plans. So, that's not the issue, what I want to know is what is it like to deal with them, how quick are their payments, do they get into the huge negative like Eyemed, or are they like Davis Vision where they sent you a bill every once in a while, or like VSP, where it's rare to have a negative EOB? How easy is it to order glasses? How easily can you to get a person when you have a question?
    I ceased taking spectera several months ago, but doubt it is much different, so here are my answers:

    How quick are their payments?
    -What payments?

    Do they get into the huge negative like Eyemed?
    -I think SPECTERA invented the HUGE NEGATIVE. You will get nothing but negative if you do more than just exams.

    How easy is it to order glasses?
    -Probably harder than Davis, but not as easy as the rest. It is a strict formulary, otherwise YOU WILL LOSE (more) MONEY.

    How easily can you get a person to answer a question?
    -Super easy. Send an email via the provider online portal, and you may receive an email back many hours later. If they have an issue with an order you submitted on Monday, you might hear about it by Thursday.

    They are a slightly better paying plan than DAVIS. Though DAVIS at least has the decency to send you the show frames, instead of using the stock you purchased.

    ***Forgot to add: none of this matters, if you have been following other threads. Spectera is owned by UHC, who will soon own Warby Parker, who will soon put all B&M locations out of business, meaning SPECTERA (and all the other vision plans) will have to resort to online REFRACTIONS and internet opticals to justify their premiums.

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    Forgot to add: none of this matters, if you have been following other threads. Spectera is owned by UHC, who will soon own Warby Parker, who will soon put all B&M locations out of business, meaning SPECTERA (and all the other vision plans) will have to resort to online REFRACTIONS and internet opticals to justify their premiums.
    Could you put some meat on those bones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drk View Post
    Could you put some meat on those bones?
    I think it was a small jab at our resident Chicken Little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pknsbeans View Post

    ***Forgot to add: none of this matters, if you have been following other threads. Spectera is owned by UHC, who will soon own Warby Parker, who will soon put all B&M locations out of business, meaning SPECTERA (and all the other vision plans) will have to resort to online REFRACTIONS and internet opticals to justify their premiums.

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