Protect Your Clients’ Vision During Contact Lens Health Week and Beyond

Infographic: Protect Your Clients’ Vision During Contact Lens Health Week and Beyond

Healthy habits mean healthy eyes. The Centers for Disease Control is highlighting that message August 21-25 for Contact Lens Health Week, an annual campaign to increase public awareness about proper wear and care of contact lenses.

Check out the infographic below for more on how you can help your clients protect their vision!



HIIQ CEO Gavin Southwell & Executive Team to Cycle 80 Miles for Children’s Charities

On August 25, a team of HIIQ Executives lead by CEO Gavin Southwell will cycle 80 miles from London in an effort to raise money for two children’s charities.

Deemed the London80, the race will host riders like Southwell and 21 others including HIIQ Founder Mike Kosloske; Senior Vice President Bryan Krul; Vice President of Sales, Gerod Vernon; President of Health Coverage Fast, Dan Jones; and Insurance Distributor, David Abraham.

The 80-mile race will take the riders through some of London’s most beautiful landscapes and historic landmarks. It will begin in the heart of London and heads south towards Box Hill where it will progress through the pristine hillside. Just south of Dorking, the route will turn and head north towards Richmond Park where riders will travel along “The Mile”. The final portion of the London80 will continue on to Buckingham Palace where the race will finish.

Southwell and Health Insurance Innovations are doing this to raise funds for two children’s charities: Tommy’s and 4Louis.

Tommy’s funds research into stillbirths, premature births and miscarriages, while providing vital information for parents-to-be. 4Louis provides bereaved parents memory boxes free of charge who suffer a stillbirth or neonatal death.

Right now, the HIIQ team is only $851 away from their fundraising goal. You can donate to their efforts here.

Author: Andrew Silverstein

Andrew Silverstein is the Marketing Operations Manager for Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ). He covers a wide range of topics – from HIIQ’s charitable endeavors to the company’s stock performance and the U.S. healthcare industry at large.

Offer Preventative Coverage and Secure Your Clients’ Access to Immunizations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual initiative sponsored by the National Public Health Information Council (NPHIC) to encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on vaccinations recommended for them. During NIAM, the NPHIC emphasizes the need to protect health with vaccines for different groups:

  • Babies and young children: July 31-August 6
  • Pregnant women: August 7-13
  • Adults: August 14-20
  • Preteen/teen: August 21-27

When consulting with your clients on coverage options, it’s important to discuss coverage that includes preventative and wellness benefits that include vaccinations.

Did you know that…

  • … “when children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others, including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems”1?
  • … “getting vaccinated during pregnancy also allows the mother to pass some protection on to her baby”2?
  • … it’s important for adults to get the recommended vaccinations based on age, occupation, travel, and health conditions among other factors3?


Your state or local health department will have additional resources for vaccination information.

What are you offering your clients to help them secure access to quality preventative and wellness care such as vaccinations?

For clients that have a temporary gap in their insurance coverage, short-term medical health insurance may be one option that provides your clients that access, as well as access to:

  • Routine doctor visits
  • Choice of providers and facilities
  • Emergency care
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery and hospital care
  • Coverage that is widely accepted by providers and facilities across the nation
  • Low rates for in-network healthcare
  • Little to no waiting period for accidents and emergency care
  • Relatively inexpensive copays

It’s important to keep in mind that neither short-term nor limited-benefits medical coverage are intended to be a replacement or alternative to ACA or other major medical plans. These types of coverage do not provide the minimum essential health benefits that are required and will not help to avoid the fee for not carrying health insurance.

Other packaged perks with short-term medical coverage can include:

  • 24/7/365 mobile and video access to board-certified doctors who can treat many common illnesses
  • Patient advocacy service that can help navigate the world of healthcare and negotiate medical bills
  • Prescription savings membership that can lower out-of-pocket costs by up to 75% on medicines for your clients, their family members, and even their pets
  • Access to digital fitness tools to help track their wellness journey


Celebrate National Immunization Awareness Month by expanding your clients’ access to preventative and wellness care today!

Learn more by:

Calling 1.877.376.5831 and selecting option 3


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Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. is a leading developer and administrator of affordable, web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products. We help consumers address their health insurance needs by offering access to a number of products offered by various insurance carriers.

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1: “Communication Toolkit: School-Age Children.”

2: “Communication Toolkit: Pregnant Women.”

3: “Communication Toolkit: Adults.”