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Vision Coverage for Medicare Eligibles

Medicare doesn’t include vision insurance for routine care. Though Medicare does pay for exams or eyewear needed for specific illnesses or surgeries, such as those needed for cataracts, diabetes, or macular degeneration, if you don’t have vision coverage you will likely have to pay for your regular eye exams, eyeglasses, lenses, and contacts.

What type of vision coverage is available for Medicare?

Some of our Medicare plans come with vision insurance built right in. We also have vision coverage that can be added on separately to a Medicare plan. These plans can help you plan for regular care and help you see clearly.

 
  • Some Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) and Medicare Supplement plans may include vision coverage.
  • Included vision coverage may include low-or-no copays for vision exams, eyeglasses, lenses, contacts, or help paying for other Medicare-covered services.
  • You may also be able to add on one of our optional vision packages if you want more benefits than those already included in a Medicare Advantage plan.
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  • These packages are separate from our Medicare plans and may be added on to some of our Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.
  • These supplement packages are a way to add more coverage than what may be included in a plan.
  • You can also add these packages on to a plan that does not have vision benefits.
  • Some plans may include low-or-no copays for vision exams, eyeglasses, lenses, or contacts, or help paying with other Medicare-covered services.
  • Some plans include dental coverage for Medicare-eligibles.
  • Available in some states.
  • You may have to pay an additional fee for these packages.
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Y0114_18_37169_U CMS ACCEPTED 09/25/2018
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Once enrolled into your Medicare Supplement insurance plan, your coverage is guaranteed for the life of the plan with only two exceptions/restrictions: nonpayment of premiums, and material misrepresentation.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of: In Colorado: Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc. In Connecticut: Anthem Health Plans, Inc. In Georgia: Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc.and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (AICI). In Indiana: Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (AICI) and Community Insurance Company (CIC). Medicare Supplement Plans A, G & N are offered by AICI and Plan F is offered by CIC. In Kentucky: Anthem Health Plans of Kentucky, Inc. In Maine: Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc. In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area): RightCHOICE® Managed Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), HMO Missouri, Inc and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc (AICI). RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits. Medicare Supplement Plans A, G & N are offered by HALIC and Plan F is offered by AICI. In Nevada: Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. HMO products underwritten by HMO Colorado, Inc., dba HMO Nevada. In New Hampshire: Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc. Medicare Advantage HMO plans are administered by Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc. and underwritten by Matthew Thornton Health Plan, Inc. Medicare Advantage LPPO plan and Medicare Supplement plans are offered by Anthem Health Plans of New Hampshire, Inc. In Ohio: Community Insurance Company (CIC) and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (AICI). Medicare Supplement Plans A, G, N, Select G and Select N are offered by CIC. Plan F and Select F are offered by AICI. In Virginia: Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. and Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. trades as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia, and the service area is all of Virginia except for the City of Fairfax, the Town of Vienna, and the area east of State Route 123. Medicare Part D and Medicare Supplement is provided by Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (AICI). Group, Individual and Medicare Supplement is provided by Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc. HMO/HMO SNP plans are provided by Healthkeepers, Inc. or CareMore. In Wisconsin: For Medicare Supplement plans: Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (AICI). For Medicare Advantage plans: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWI), underwrites or administers PPO and indemnity policies and underwrites the out of network benefits in POS policies offered by Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare) or  Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Corporation (WCIC) Compcare underwrites or administers HMO or POS policies; WCIC underwrites or administers Well Priority HMO or POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The SilverSneakers fitness program is provided by Tivity Health, an independent company. Tivity Health and SilverSneakers are registered trademarks or trademarks of Tivity Health, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. © 2019 Tivity Health, Inc. All rights reserved.

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