Vision care benefits for Uniformed Service members

BCBS FEP Vision welcomes retired Uniformed Service members, active duty family members, and survivors. TRICARE members are now eligible for great vision care coverage.

FEDVIP information

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TRICARE health plan members are now eligible to enroll and select their own vision coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

FEDVIP is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all dental and vision program available to Federal employees and annuitants and certain Uniformed Service members. It is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and – for 2021 – offers eligible participants a choice between 12 dental and five vision carriers.

2020 benefit info and pricing

Enroll in BCBS FEP Vision and get access to a large nationwide network—more than 97,000 private practitioners and retailers—backed by the strength and security of Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Benefits
High Option
Standard Option
Eye exam
(once per year)
No copay, covered every calendar year
Spectacle lenses
(one pair per year)
No copay, covered every calendar year
Lens treatmentsWe cover Crizal anti-reflective coatings, Eyezen, Transitions, and Varilux Progressives at low or no out-of-pocket cost. See additional covered lens options in the complete benefits brochure.
BCBS FEP Vision Exclusive Collection1Covered-in-full and includes any frame from the BCBS FEP Vision Exclusive Collection.1
Frames
  • No copay, covered every calendar year.

  • Frame allowance: $150 toward any provider supplied frame, plus 20% off charges over $150.2

  • Additional $50 frame allowance when you purchase frames from Visionworks.
  • No copay, covered every 2 calendar years.

  • Frame allowance: $130 toward any provider-supplied frame, plus 20% off charges over $130.2
Contact lenses
(in lieu of eyeglasses)
Up to $150 per calendar year toward contact lenses plus 15% off charges over $150.2 Evaluation, fitting and follow-up fees fully covered for non-specialty lenses and covered up to $60 for specialty contact lenses.Up to $130 per calendar year toward contact lenses, evaluation, fitting and follow-up fees, plus 15% off charges over $130.2

1. Collection is available at participating independent provider offices. Collection is subject to change. 2. Additional discounts are not applicable at Costco, LensCrafters, Sam’s Club or Walmart locations.

 High optionStandard option
MonthlyMonthly
Self only$11.90$7.58
Self + one$23.77$15.15
Self and family$35.66$22.73

To view full 2020 plan details, please click the button below.

With BCBS FEP Vision, you can keep your eyes healthy with great in-network benefits:

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Zero copay for comprehensive routine eye exam

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Fully-covered BCBS FEP Vision collection frames1

or

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Generous frame allowance at independent provider and retail locations

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Enhanced frame allowance of up to $200 for High Option Members at Visionworks®

1. Collection is available at participating independent provider offices. Collection is subject to change.

Eligibility and enrollment

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Retired Uniformed Service members can enroll at any time throughout the year. Others will need to register during open enrollment, which typically takes place towards the end of the year. Specific dates will be announced closer to this time frame.

Enrollment takes place on the BENEFEDS website. BENEFEDS is the government-authorized and OPM-sponsored enrollment portal that eligible participants use to enroll in and manage their FEDVIP coverage. BENEFEDS also manages the billing systems and customer service functions necessary for the collection of FEDVIP premiums.

2019 benefits and pricing

Enroll in BCBS FEP Vision and get access to a large nationwide network—more than 75,000 private practitioners and retailers—backed by the strength and security of Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

To view full 2019 plan details, please click the button below.

With BCBS FEP Vision, you can keep your eyes healthy with great in-network benefits:

  • Zero copay for comprehensive routine eye exam
  • Fully covered BCBS FEP Vision collection frames1

Or…

  • Generous frame allowance at independent provider and retail locations
  • Enhanced frame allowance of up to $200 for High Option members at Visionworks®

1. Collection is available at participating independent provider offices. Collection is subject to change.

Need to find an eye care provider? Use our locator tool.

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To enroll, you will be taken to the BENEFEDS website.

BENEFEDS is the government-authorized and OPM-sponsored enrollment portal that eligible participants use to enroll in and manage their FEDVIP coverage. BENEFEDS also manages the billing systems and customer service functions necessary for the collection of FEDVIP premiums.