Plans also available to Medicare recipients and children

US-based UnitedHealthcare’s Golden Rule Insurance Company has introduced new coverage options to reportedly help make dental and vision care more affordable for consumers in 15 states and the district of Columbia.

The company said that consumers in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and the District of Columbia now have access to Golden Rule’s new dental plans that include optional vision coverage. The dental plans are available to consumers of all ages – including Medicare recipients and children – and do not require applicants to have any other insurance plans through Golden Rule or its affiliates, the company noted.

In addition, consumers in Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri and Ohio can now secure affordable vision coverage as a supplement to Golden Rule dental plans introduced in 2008. In Colorado, Kentucky and Wyoming, Golden Rule’s optional vision coverage is available to new consumers purchasing its health plans for individuals and families. In Kansas and New Mexico, the vision coverage is available as a supplement to either Golden Rule health plans or Golden Rule dental plans.

Rich Collins, Golden Rule’s CEO, said: Dental and vision care are an important part of overall health and wellness. Especially in today’s economy when trips to the dentist or eye doctor can be difficult to budget, our new coverage options can help individuals and families take better care of their health at a more affordable cost.