Vision Care Management
Important News About Vision Care Services
Date: November 2017
To: CECONY Retired Employees
From: Employee Benefits
Subject: Vision Care Benefits Available through Participating Providers
This memo contains important information regarding your Vision Care Plan benefit, administered by Comprehensive Professional Systems, which has been improved.
Effective January 1, 2018, the value of frames you will be able to obtain through the plan, as well as the frequency of eye examinations and lenses will be improved as noted below.
When using a Participating Provider, these services are available to you and your dependents at no cost. Click www.cpsoptical.com to search for an in-network provider near you.
Additional lens coverages are available to you at no cost, once in a 24-month period or once in a 12-month period if prescription changes:
Optional services are also available to you at the following co-payment amounts, once in a 24-month period and once in a 12-month period if prescription changes:
The schedule of vision care allowances for use of non-participating providers is $100 and includes:
Frames with a retail value up to $175 are available every 24 months at no cost to you when using an in-network provider. If you choose a frame with a retail value greater than $175, you will be responsible for paying the difference between the total retail price and $175. For example, if the frame you choose costs $185, you will have to pay $10. Please note that certain stores only offer a specific selection of frames under insurance plans, including the Con Edison plans.
Participating providers have Comprehensive Vision Care Plan claim forms. Your provider will ask you to sign a claim form after you receive services. Claim forms for non-participating providers are available here.