05 Sep Option to Add Vision coverage through Anthem Coming Soon
Beginning January 1, 2019, IDA Trust participants will have the option to enroll in vision coverage through Anthem’s Blue View Vision plan. This benefit will be 100% member-paid and Trust members can choose whether or not to participate.
Anthem Blue View Vision plan members will have access to one of the nation’s largest vision network, enabling them to find an eye care professional that’s close to home or work. They will also have access to buying eyewear at various locations such as many private practice doctors, local optical stores, and national retail stores including:
Many of these stores have night-time and weekend hours, making them quick and convenient options. The Blue View Vision plan also provides the option to receive covered benefits outside of the Blue View Vision network.
Anthem’s Blue View Vision offers two plans, highlighted below:
Lower Costs in Network
Anthem wants you to be able to get your eye care and eyewear when you need it — at a price you can afford. You’ll save time and money by using an eye doctor or optical retail store that’s in the network. And when you use your benefits at a network provider, you can include the following options at no additional cost:
- Factory scratch coating on standard/basic eyeglass lenses
- UV-blocking Transitions® lenses for covered dependents under age 19
- Impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses for covered dependents under age 19
With Blue View Vision, you can save beyond your benefits through in-network providers. If you buy an eyeglass frame that costs more than your allowance, you’ll save 20% off the balance. If you use your contact lens benefit to purchase conventional contact lenses and your cost is higher than your benefit allowance, you’ll get 15% off the balance. Plus, you get:
- 35-40% off extra pairs of glasses anytime, from any network provider
- High-quality progressive lenses and anti-reflective coatings at different price levels, so you can control how much you spend
- Negotiated savings on other popular lens options and treatments
- 20% off other upgrades, accessories and nonprescription sunglasses
Working together for your total health
When you are covered by both Anthem’s health and vision plans, your doctors can work together to keep you at your healthy best. For example, if your eye doctor notices signs of diabetes or high blood pressure during your eye checkup, he or she can share that information with your primary care doctor. This helps your doctors get a better picture of your overall health.
We are excited to be able to offer you this vision coverage through Anthem and the IDA Trust. In the near future, you will be receiving additional information on how to elect coverage. In the meantime, please contact the IDA Insurance Services team at 800-417-6424 with any questions.
Consider the IDA Trust
If you are not yet a member of the IDA Insurance Trust, now is a great time to consider joining. Contact the IDA Insurance Services team for your personalized quote and information on becoming a member.
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