Optometrist performing eye exam

Group Vision Insurance

Enhance your Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) medical coverage by adding vision benefits that deliver flexibility, choice and savings.

Vision Benefits Made Easy

Provider Care Access:
National EyeMed Select Network: 102,678 provider access points, 6,224 retail provider locations, 18,355 independent provider locations

In Illinois alone: 6,607 provider access points, 397 retail provider locations, 794 independent provider locations

Online In-Network Options:
Employees can purchase glasses or contact lenses online using Glasses.com and ContactsDirect.com. Both are in-network, so benefits apply at check-out.

Plenty of Choices and Discounts:
Employees can choose frames from their favorite brands. They receive an extra 40% savings on additional pairs of glasses and discounts on contact lenses, LASIK vision correction and more.

Self Service Tools:
Members have 24/7 access to view benefits, download ID cards, find providers, and check claim status.

Fast Claims Processing:
Claims are processed quickly, typically within 10 business days.

Why Offer Vision Insurance?

Vision Wellness
Vision disorders are the second most prevalent health condition in the US1 but 42% of patients would forgo annual vision appointments without insurance2.

Early Diagnosis for Key Conditions
With a comprehensive vision exam, it's easier to detect and prevent vision-related complications for those with high-risk medical conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts

Ready to Get Started?

To learn more about how vision benefits can complement your overall benefit offerings or to request a quote for group vision insurance, contact your BCBSIL account representative.

1 Prevent Blindness America, 2019. https://preventblindness.org/.
2 Exploring Beneficiaries' Satisfaction with their Vision Insurance Plan" America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), 2018.

Benefits are available from the EyeMed Vision Care, LLC provider network and are administered by First American Administrators, Inc., independent companies that offer benefits on behalf of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

Member Reimbursement Out-of-Network will be the lesser of the listed amount or the member’s actual cost from the out-of-network provider. In certain states, members may be required to pay the full retail rate.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois reserves the right to make changes to the products on each tier and the member out-of-pocket costs. Premium progressives and premium anti-reflective designations are subject to annual review by EyeMed’s Medical Director and are subject to change based on market conditions. Fixed pricing is reflective of brands at the listed product level. All providers are not required to carry all brands at all levels. Not available in all states. Some provisions, benefits, exclusions or limitations listed herein may vary.