Additional Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Vision Program changes effective July 1st, 2008
As part of our BlueExtras discount program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois has arranged a vision discount program that offers all group members discounts on eye exams, contact lenses, frames, lenses and lens add-ons.
In addition, as part of their health care benefits, HMO members have a vision benefit that provides coverage for one eye exam every 12 months for the cost of their PCP copayment, when they visit a network provider. All HMO members are eligible to receive this vision benefit, independent of any vision benefit (materials allowance) your company may have elected to provide for your employees. Effective July 1, 2008, both the HMO vision discount program and vision benefit will be administered by Davis Vision, Inc. Davis Vision began administering the vision discount program for non-HMO groups on January 1, 2008.
All group members also have access to discounts on laser vision correction through Davis Vision, featuring the TruVision network (Yes, the network Tiger Woods endorses). Members can receive discounted pricing on disposable contact lenses through Davis Vision’s Lens 1 2 3 Mail Order Contact Lens Replacement Program.