Financial Health

Take the necessary steps today to secure your financial future for tomorrow.

Financial health

As a doctor of optometry, you've worked hard to cultivate your career. AOAExcel® has sourced tools to help you manage your finances and secure the financial future you've worked hard for–whether this starts with a game plan to address your student loans, tools to create a retirement savings plan or integral moves to prepare for the unexpected. 

Student loan refinancing

Student loans are confusing and AOAExcel's endorsed business partner brings simplicity and clarity towards navigating the process for AOA members. In addition to understanding the student landscape, AOAExcel's endorsed business partner offers student loan refinancing solutions for AOA members if and when the time is right. 

REFINANCING SOLUTIONS

Retirement savings planning

It's never too early for doctors of optometry to create a retirement savings plan. Whether you're an independent contractor, practice owner or anything in between, AOAExcel's endorsed business partner can provide a solution. AOA members will find that creating retirement savings plans may be easier and more affordable than you think, and can make your practice more attractive to potential employees. 

RETIREMENT PLANNING SOLUTIONS

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Mortgage lending

Secure trusted home loans - powered by a simplified online process that gets you to closing, fast. Borrow with confidence with AOAExcel's endorsed business partner. AOA members receive a 0.25% rate discount2 and could save up to $650 on closing costs.3

SIMPLIFY YOUR MORTGAGE

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Student Loan CashbackSM Credit Card

Chip away at your student loans with your everyday purchases. Introducing the first credit card that lets you redeem 2% cashback towards your student loans with any eligible student loan servicer4 or redeem 1% cashback towards anything else. AOA members are eligible for a $100 cash bonus for opening an account.5

EARN CASHBACK TOWARDS STUDENT LOANS

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High yield savings

Plan for the future with a highly competitive high yield savings account designed specifically for optometrists. AOA members will receive a $100 cash bonus for opening an account.6

SAVE SMART

1The 0.25% American Optometric Association (AOA) member interest rate discount is offered on new student loan refinance applications from active AOA members. The AOA discount is applied to your monthly payment and will be reflected in your billing statement. The discount will end if the AOA notifies Laurel Road that the borrower is no longer a member. This offer cannot be combined with other member or employee discounts.
2Laurel Road offers up to $650 in lender's credit towards your mortgage closing costs. Credits cannot exceed borrowers actual costs to close. For more information refer to the Rewards Program below.
3The interest rate discount of 0.25% is offered to borrowers that are an active AMA member at the time of closing. This 0.25% interest rate discount cannot be combined with other offers, except the Rewards Program. For Fixed-rate mortgages, the 0.25% rate discount is a permanent interest rate reduction that will be reflected in the Promissory Note interest rate. For adjustable-rate mortgages, the 0.25% rate discount will apply to the initial Fixed interest rate period and will be reflected in the maximum amount the interest rate can increase over the term of the loan, subject to the minimum interest rate that may be charged per the terms of the Promissory Note.
4You will earn 2.0% in Cashback Rewards for each $1 spent on eligible Purchases if you redeem your Cashback Rewards towards your Student Loan with an eligible servicer. This equates to $0.02 in Cashback Rewards, for each $1 spent. For example, if you spend $100, you will earn $2.00 in Student Loan Credit. You will earn 1.0% in Cashback Rewards for each $1 spent on eligible Purchases if redeemed for a statement credit. This equates to $0.01 in Cashback Rewards, for each $1 spent. For example, if you spend $100, you will earn $1.00 in Cashback Rewards. Cashback is awarded based on eligible credit card purchases excluding transactions such as cash advances of any type, balance transfers, convenience check transactions, overdraft protection transfers and quasi-cash transactions. For more information, view Laurel Road Student Loan CashbackSM Credit Card Program Terms and Conditions.

Eligible student load services include the following:
Laurel Road – MOHELA Loan Servicing; Alaska Commission (ACPE); American Education Services; Aspire Servicing Center; Bank of North Dakota; College Ave Student Loans; College Foundation Inc.; CommonBond; CornerStone U.S Department of Education; CornerStone Education Loan Services; Discover Student Loans; Earnest Operations LLC; EdFinancial Services U.S Department of Education; EdFinancial Services; FedLoan Servicing Department of Education; First Mark Services; Great Lakes U.S Department of Education; Granite State Management & Resources; Granite State Management & Resources – U.S Department of Education; Heartland – ECSI; Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation; Launch Servicing; Lendkey Technologies Loan; MOHELA-SoFi; MOHELA-U.S Department of Education; MOHELA Education Loan Servicing; National Student Lona Services; Navient Commercial Loans; Navient – U.S. Department of Education Loan Servicing; Navient Private Loans; NaviReFi; North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority; Nelnet ” J ”; Nelnet ” D ”; Nelnet E Department of Education; NJHESAA or NJ Class; North Texas HEA; Oklahoma Student Loan; Oklahoma Student Loan U.S Department of Education; PenFed Credit Union; ReliaMax Ln. Services LLC; Rhode Island Student Loan Authority; RSLFC Payment Center; Sallie Mae; SEAA Repayment Services; Tuition Options; UAS; UHEAA; VSAC Payments; Wells Fargo Education Loan.

The creditor and issuer of this credit card is KeyBank N.A., pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

5A $100 cash bonus offer is available to current non-college student AOA members who apply and are approved for a Laurel Road Student Loan CashbackSM Credit Card. The $100 cash bonus will be paid within 45 days of the member's activating the credit card. Existing credit card customers are not eligible.
6In order to receive the $100, AOA Members must open a Laurel Road High Yield SavingsSM account between 05/31/2021 and 5/20/2024, the cash bonus will be paid out within 45 days of account opening. No minimum balance is required to open the account or receive the $100 cash bonus. Limit one cash bonus per qualifying Laurel Road High Yield Savings account holder.
Laurel Road High Yield Savings: No minimum balance to open an account. Variable Annual Percentage Yield (APY) varies by tier. APY for tiers below $2,000,000 the APY is 0.75%. For tiers $2,000,000+ the APY is 0.05%. APYs indicated are accurate today only and are subject to change before or after account opening. Fees may reduce earnings on the account.
In order to open a Laurel Road High Yield SavingsSM account you must be either an existing Laurel Road customer or a new customer with the following degrees: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Doctor of Optometry (OD), Doctor of Audiology (AuD), Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND), Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), or Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).

Laurel Road is a brand of KeyBank National Association. All products offered by KeyBank N.A. Member FDIC. NMLS #399797. Equal Housing Lender.

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