Frequently Asked Questions
What does a BlueCross BlueShield insurance plan with vision benefits cover?
BCBS insurance plans can cover annual eye exams, cataract surgery, contact lenses, eyeglasses, eye exams, LASIK eye surgery, pediatric vision care and screening for conditions. However, coverage depends on your plan and geographic location.
How much does an Anthem BlueCross BlueShield vision plan cost?
With a Blue View Vision Insurance plan, you get yearly eye exams and lenses for a $10-$20 copay. Contact lenses are also available yearly with a $80 to $200 allowance, but availability changes to every 24 months if bundled with health insurance. New frames are available on the same timeframe as contact lenses, but with a $130-$200 allowance. Other benefits include up to $800 off of LASIK and up to 75% off of retail costs if you visit an in-network doctor.
Who does BlueCross BlueShield use for vision care?
Heartland Vision insurance plans are administered by EyeMed Vision Care. Every eye doctor at Heartland Vision is an in-network EyeMed vision provider.
Are Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield the same company?
The answer varies depending on the state you live in, but in most states they are the same company. In Indiana Anthem BlueCross BlueShield is one association.
Does BlueCross BlueShield cover contact lenses?
BlueCross BlueShield vision plans typically include a yearly allowance for contact lenses. The amount varies depending on which plan you have. Members must choose between using eyeglass lens benefits OR contact lens benefits each calendar year.
Does BlueCross BlueShield cover eye exams?
BCBS vision coverage includes benefits for a yearly comprehensive eye exam. The copay amount can vary depending on which plan you have. You can use your BCBS eye exam benefits at any Heartland Vision location.
How much does BlueCross BlueShield cover for eyeglasses?
How much coverage is available for eyeglasses (including frames, lenses, and lens treatments) varies by plan. Most BCBS vision plans include an annual or biannual frame allowance, and a copay for standard optical lenses. If you want to upgrade your lenses or add treatments (anti-glare, blue light blocking, etc) there may be additional copays or out-of-pocket costs. We’re happy to check your BCBS vision benefits for you and explain what’s covered.