Vision Hardware Plan(Optional)
Administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1-800-820-1674 or 406-447-8747
Who is Eligible?
Employees, legal spouse, retirees, and dependent children are eligible if you elect
to have this coverage.
Retirees: If you do not make an election when you first retire, you will permanently forfeit your vision hardware coverage eligibility.
Using Your Vision Hardware Benefit
Quality vision care is important to your eye wellness and overall health care. Accessing
your Vision Hardware benefit is easy. Simply select your provider, purchase your hardware
and submit your vision claims formto Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) for processing.
Eyeglass Frames and Lenses
Lenses: One pair of lenses per benefit period, in lieu of contact lenses
Up to $300 allowance towards purchase of a frame and prescription eyeglass lenses including single vision; bifocal; trifocal; progressive lenses; ultraviolet treatment; tinting; scratch-resistant coating; polycarbonate; anti-reflective coating.
The Plan Participant may be responsible for the charges at the time of service.
Up to $150 allowance toward contact lens fitting and the purchase of Conventional, Disposable or Medically Necessary*contact lenses.
The Plan Participant may be responsible for the charges at the time of service
*Contact lenses that are required to treat medical or abnormal visual conditions,
including but not limited to eye surgery (i.e., cataract removal), visual perception
in the better eye that cannot be corrected to 20/70 through the use of eyeglasses,
and certain corneal or other eye diseases.