GW offers a choice of voluntary vision plans through UnitedHealthcare (UHC).
When you use a UHC Vision provider (PDF) you generally pay less; however, the vision plans offer you the flexibility to see any provider you choose.
In-network, covered-in-full benefits (after applicable copay) include a comprehensive exam, eye glasses with standard single vision, lined bifocal or lined trifocal lenses, standard scratch-resistant coating and the frame, or contact lenses in lieu of eye glasses.
- The Vision Basic Plan vs. Medical Plan Vision Coverage (PDF) provides a comparison of the UHC Medical Plans (HSP and PPO) vision benefits with the UHC Voluntary Vision Plans.
- Review the chart comparing coverage for the UHC Basic and Enhanced Vision Plans (PDF), including contribution amounts, is available to help you in selecting the plan that is right for you.
- Need glasses or contacts? UnitedHealthcare Vision offers members 2 quick and easy ways to order what they need and get the most out of their vision benefits.
- Basic Vision Plan
- The UHC Basic Vision plan includes a comprehensive eye examination, as well as eyeglasses (lenses (PDF) and frame), or contact lenses, after applicable copays. The plan gives you benefits for both exam and materials. UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Vision Benefits Summary (PDF) provides a two-page overview of coverage, copays and expected savings. The UnitedHealthcare Basic Vision Certificate of Coverage (PDF) booklet provides an in-depth look at what your plan covers and how benefits are paid. Discover what your vision plan covers and how to get the best value for your needs by referring to UHC's Vision Guide.
- Standard scratch-resistant coating and polycarbonate lenses for dependents are covered lens. Additional lens options can be found here.
- 4 boxes of selection contact lens are covered in full, or you can choose to apply a $105 allowance to non-selection contact lens.
- Enhanced Vision Plan
- Includes a comprehensive eye examination, and eyeglasses (lenses and frame), or contact lenses, after applicable copays. Discover what your vision plan covers and how to get the best value for your needs by referring to UHC's Vision Guide
- The plan gives you benefits for both exam and materials, with the lowest potential out of pocket expense.
- In addition to Basic Plan offerings, the Enhanced Vision Plan replaces frames every 12 months (vs 24 months with the Basic plan).
- Standard scratch-resistant coating and polycarbonate lenses for dependents the enhanced plan cover progressive lens, anti-reflective, tint, UV coating and photochromic. See attached lens, anti - reflective and progressive formulary lists.
- 6 boxes of selection contact lens are covered in full, or you can choose to apply a $105 allowance to non-selective contact lens.
- The UnitedHealthcare Enhanced Vision Certificate of Coverage (PDF) booklet provides an in-depth look at what your plan covers and how benefits are paid.
- Additional Benefits & Tools
- Out of network vision claim form
- Laser vision coverage
Warby Parker is included as a network provider. Warby Parker allows you to try on 5 frames through Warby Parker’s Home Try-On program or see styles instantly on your face with the Virtual Try-On tool in the Warby Parker app. For more information, refer to the flier.
Your UnitedHealthcare Vision plan includes expanded benefits for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as covered children up to age 13, at no additional cost. See info here.
Blue Light Protection Eyesafe Discount. UnitedHealthcare Vision has collaborated with Eyesafe® to provide Buy-up vision members with a 20% discount off the retail price on blue-light screen filters for their devices. You can receive the discount by visiting myuhcvision.com and clicking on the Eyesafe link.
- Making An Appointment
Finding a provider is easy with the UHC online provider locator. UHC also provides a 24-hour, toll-free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system at 1-800-839-3242 to locate the nearest provider.
When scheduling your appointment, simply let the provider know that you are a UnitedHealthcare Vision member – there are no ID cards to worry about, but you do have the option to print an ID card (PDF) if you prefer.