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Vision Coverage for Medicare Eligbles in Georgia

Medicare doesn’t include vision insurance for routine care. Though Medicare does pay for exams or eyewear needed for specific illnesses or surgeries, such as those needed for cataracts, diabetes, or macular degeneration, if you don’t have vision coverage you will likely have to pay for your regular eye exams, eyeglasses, lenses, and contacts.

What type of vision coverage is available for Medicare?

Some of our Medicare plans come with vision insurance built right in. We also have vision coverage that can be added on separately to a Medicare plan. These plans can help you plan for regular care and help you see clearly.

 
  • Some Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) and Medicare Supplement plans may include vision coverage.
  • Included vision coverage may include low-or-no copays for vision exams, eyeglasses, lenses, contacts, or help paying for other Medicare-covered services.
  • You may also be able to add on one of our optional vision packages if you want more benefits than those already included in a Medicare Advantage plan.

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  • These packages are separate from our Medicare plans and may be added on to some of our Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans.
  • These supplement packages are a way to add more coverage than what may be included in a plan.
  • You can also add these packages on to a plan that does not have vision benefits.
  • Some plans may include low-or-no copays for vision exams, eyeglasses, lenses, or contacts, or help paying with other Medicare-covered services.
  • Some plans include dental coverage for Medicare-eligibles.
  • Available in some states.
  • You may have to pay an additional fee for these packages.

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Medicare Supplement Plans are also available to persons eligible for Medicare because of disability. Not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. Government or the federal Medicare program. The purpose of this communication is the solicitation of insurance. Contact will be made by an insurance agent or insurance company. This is a limited policy designed to cover only those expenses which Medicare does not cover.

Once enrolled into your Medicare Supplement insurance plan, your coverage is guaranteed for the life of the plan with only three exceptions/restrictions: nonpayment of premiums, material misrepresentation, or our withdrawal from the marketplace.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc., is an HMO with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. depends on contract renewal. Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. is a D-SNP plan with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Georgia Medicaid program. Enrollment in Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. depends on contract renewal. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. is an LPPO plan and a PDP plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. depends on contract renewal. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc., and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc., are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Anthem Insurance Companies Inc. (AICI) has contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) noted above or herein AICI is the state-licensed, risk-bearing entity offering these plans. AICI has retained the services of its related companies and authorized agents/brokers/producers to provide administrative services and/or to make the PDPs available in this region. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and AICI are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. (AICI). The Medicare Supplement plans are offered by AICI and the Georgia Extras Packages are offered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

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