For Military Service Members and their families:
While active-duty service members are still required to go to their local military hospital or clinic to get Vision Care services, MANY retirees, reservists and their families will be eligible for extra coverage that goes beyond their current Tricare coverage plans.
Comprehensive vision coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, or FEDVIP, is effective Jan. 1, but you must enroll during the open enrollment season, which runs from Nov. 12 through Dec. 10.
Those that are enrolled in a Tricare health plan are generally eligible for the FEDVIP vision coverage. Those eligible also include Guard and Reserve members or family members enrolled in Tricare Reserve Select, as well as retirees and family members using Tricare For Life.
This comprehensive vision coverage includes eyeglasses or contacts, in addition to routine eye examinations that many beneficiaries get under Tricare Prime or Tricare Select.
There are four vision carriers — Aetna, FEP BlueVision, UnitedHealthcare Vision and VSP Vision Care.
For more information, please contact our office.