Vision coverage for HDHP members
GEHA's HDHP includes generous supplemental vision benefits.
Keep your vision health a priority with Connection Vision powered by EyeMed. Whether you have current vision correction needs or you are interested in annual exams, GEHA's HDHP offers vision coverage for no additional premium.^
(If you are a GEHA Elevate, Standard Option, Elevate Plus or High Option medical member or a GEHA dental plan member, click Vision coverage for Elevate, Standard Option, Elevate Plus and High Option members for information on your vision benefits.)
GEHA’s Connection Vision offers you savings on lenses, frames, and specialty items such as tints, scratch coating, and polycarbonate lenses. Members also receive savings on LASIK at participating US Laser Network locations.
With Connection Vision, you have access to one of the nation’s largest networks of independent eye doctors, and regional and national retail providers including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision and Target Optical. EyeMed also includes online providers such as contactsdirect.com, glasses.com and ray-ban.com.
Vision pricing options for you and your family
|Including dilation of necessary||Covered in full after $5 copay, up to a $45 allowance for an out-of-network provider.||Covered in full after $5 copay, up to a $45 allowance for an out-of-network provider.|
|Standard contact lens fit and follow-up||No more than $40||Full retail price|
|Premium contact lens fit and follow-up||No more than 90% of retail price||Full retail price|
|Any available frame at provider location||Covered in full if retail price of the frame selected is $100 or less. For frames costing more than $100, you pay 80% of retail price over $100.||Reimbursed up to $45|
|Standard spectacle lens (pair)|
|Plastic single vision||$10 materials copay||Reimbursed up to $25|
|Plastic bifocal||$10 materials copay||Reimbursed up to $40|
|Plastic trifocal||$10 materials copay||Reimbursed up to $50|
|Plastic lenticular||$10 materials copay||Reimbursed up to $80|
|Progressive lens||No more than $75||Reimbursed up to $40|
|Premium eyeglass lens (pair)|
|Progressive lens||No more than $75 for the first $120, then 80% of the retail price over $120.||Reimbursed up to $40|
|Eyeglass lens options|
|UV treatment, tint (solid and gradient)||$15||Full retail price|
|Standard plastic scratch coating||$15||Full retail price|
|Standard polycarbonate||$40||Full retail price|
|Standard anti-reflective coating||$45||Full retail price|
|Polarized||80% of the retail price||Full retail price|
|Photochromatic / transitions plastic||$75||Full retail price|
|Premium anti-reflective||Price based on manufacturer||Full retail price|
|Other add-ons||80% of the retail price||Full retail price|
|Conventional||$10 material copay for lenses costings $110 or less plus 85% on the retail price over $110||Reimbursed up to $110|
|Disposable||$10 material copay for lenses costing $110 or less plus the retail price over $110||Reimbursed up to $110|
|Medically necessary||$10 copay, paid in full, requires pre-approval by EyeMed||Reimbursed up to $250|
|Laser vision correction|
|Lasik or PRK from U.S. Laser Network||15% off retail price 5% off promotional price||Full retail price|
|Additional pairs of contacts or glasses|
|40% off the retail price for complete pair eyeglass and 15% off the retail price for conventional contact lenses after the funded benefit has been used||Full retail price|
Vision reimbursement frequency
|Examinations, spectacle lenses and contact lenses||12 months|
Vision coverage information
Upon enrolling in a GEHA medical plan, you will receive a vision ID card from EyeMed and a Connection Vision brochure with a detailed overview of your Connection Vision benefits. If you are looking for claim, provider or plan information, sign into your GEHA web account and click the My Vision Account button or contact EyeMed Member Services at 877.808.8538.
You will need to pay for out-of-network services in full at the time of service, and submit an out-of-network claim form (PDF) along with a copy of the itemized bill for reimbursement and the primary coverage EOB to the following address:
EyeMed Vision Care
Attn: OON Claims
P.O. Box 8504
Mason, OH 45040-7111
Standard/premium progressive lenses not covered – fund as a bifocal lens. Members receive a 20% discount on items not covered by the plan at network providers that cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotional offers. Discount does not apply to network providers' professional services or contact lenses. Limitations and exclusions apply. There are certain brand-name vision materials in which the manufacturer imposes a no-discount practice. Benefit allowances provide no remaining balance for future use within the same benefit frequency. Underwritten by Combined Insurance Company of America, 5050 Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, except in New York.
The supplemental vision services and pricing options list above are covered outside of the HDHP and are not subject to the Plan deductible. Benefits are based on a calendar year. The Plan allows the member to receive either contacts and frame, or frame and lens services. Any unused portion of the funded benefit cannot be applied to offset the cost of additional services.
^GEHA supplemental benefits are neither offered nor guaranteed under contract with the FEHB, but are made available to all enrollees and family members who become members of a GEHA medical plan. For information on year-round savings for GEHA dental members, visit Savings for GEHA dental members.