The Fund provides benefits for one eye exam and lens(es) per calendar year. The Plan’s fee schedule is as follows:
- Eye exam ($20)
- Lenses ($50)
The Fund presently has an arrangement with three vision care networks; General Vision Services (“GVS”), Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS) and Vision Screening that have agreed to accept the Fund’s fee schedule for the selected eye care as payment in full. There is no out-of-pocket expense provided the lenses and frames you select are within the variety of lenses and frames offered under the Fund. Please call the Fund Office or click on the vision care network links above for lists of participating GVS, CPS and Vision Screening locations and phone numbers to call to schedule an appointment.
To submit vision claims, you must complete and return the appropriate form to the Fund Office:
Davis Vision is a participating vendor for Lasik surgery only. The Fund allows $1,000 per eye for Lasik surgery. You may contact Davis Vision directly at 800-584-2866 or log onto http://www.davisvision.com/ Once logged onto the Davis Vision website the client code for Local 94 Health and Benefit Fund is 7084. Learn more.
You may also obtain Laser Vision correction services from any non-participating provider you choose.
If you choose a non-participating provider, you will be responsible for paying any cost beyond the Health and Benefit Fund’s maximum allowance of $1,000 per eye for Laser Vision correction surgery.
In order to receive payment for a non-network provider you must complete the Empire Blue Cross claim form and submit the claim directly to Empire Blue Cross.
If you have to file a medical claim with Empire for reimbursement, download and fill out the Empire Claim Form (PDF). Once you fill out the form, mail it and any applicable documents to:
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
P.O. Box 1407
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008-1407
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As an Active Member, what is our Medical Coverage?
The Health and Benefit Trust Fund offers medical benefits to active eligible participants. Medical benefits include coverage for preventive care, doctor visits, hospital stays and other medical services. The Health and Benefit Trust Fund shares most of the cost of medical services when you visit in-network providers, meaning you pay less out-of-pocket for your health care. The Medical Plan is administered by Empire BlueCross BlueShield. For more information, go to the Medical Benefits page.