The Vision plan is designed to encourage you and your family to visit the optometrist or ophthalmologist regularly to maintain your vision health. 

This benefit is administered by EyeMed.

 Effective July 1, 2017 Employees who are covered under the City’s health plan (PPO and HDHP) will no longer have the “Basic Vision Plan,” which allowed for limited exam coverage. The City will provide the “Vision Plan” described below.  It can be purchased with monthly premiums and offers those covered additional benefits for exams, glasses and contacts.   All employees interested in vision coverage for the 2017-18 year will need to elect to enroll in coverage.

For more information and for a list of providers, visit www.bcbst.com/members/chattanooga.

Benefit/Frequency In-Network         Out-of-Network
Exams Once every 12 months
Frames Once every 24 months
Lenses (includes contacts) Once every 12 months
Standard Exam with dilation $10 copay $35 allowance
Contact Lens Fitting (follow up) $55 copay N/A
Contact Lens (conventional & disposable) $0 copay; $150 allowance $120 allowance
Medically Necessary Contact Lenses Paid-in-full $200 allowance
Frames $150 allowance $75 allowance
Single Vision Lenses $25 copay $30 allowance
Bifocal Lenses $25 copay $45 allowance
Trifocal Lenses $25 copay $60 allowance
Progressive Lenses $65 additional copay $45 allowance
UV coating, tint, or standard scratch resistance $15 copay each N/A
Polycarbonate Lenses $0 or $40 copay up to $5 allowance
Anti-reflective coating $45 copay N/A
Other frames & lens options 20% of retail N/A

 

  

Monthly Rates

Customer Service: 800.565.9140

www.bcbst.com/members/chattanooga

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Monthly Rates

Employee $5.52
Dmployee & Child(ren) $11.32
Empoyee & Spouse $10.80
Family $16.08