Your Anthem Health Plan comes with valuable benefits and discounts to help you take care of your eyes. You can access your benefits two ways – by using either in-network or out-of-network vision care professionals. Below is an overview of basic in-network benefits included in the Blue View Vision Network. Please refer to the summary plan description for complete benefit details.
Should you choose to receive your eye care from a non-participating vision care professional, your vision benefits still offer a $30 allowance toward the cost of the eye exam. You pay the non-participating provider for the exam at the time you receive the service, and then submit a claim to receive your allowance. (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Services can provide you with a copy of this claim form and filing instructions.) One eye exam per member per calendar year is eligible for coverage, in-network and out-of-network combined.
Benefits through the Blue View Vision Network for your calendar year eye exam are for routine services only. If you need medical treatment for your eyes, select a participating eye care physician specialist from your medical network. Your out-of-pocket expenses related to the vision benefits do not count toward your annual out-of-pocket limit and are never waived, even if your annual out-of-pocket limit is reached. These vision services are not subject to an out-of-plan deductible.