Vision Plan Changes Effective January 1, 2017

Posted December 22, 2016

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL (BCBSIL) members will transition from Davis Vision to EyeMed. This impacts all HMO members including, HMO Illinois®, Blue Advantage HMOSM, Blue Precision HMOSM and BlueCare DirectSM, and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (PPO)SM and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage (HMO)SM members.

In November, BCBSIL sent letters to affected members notifying them of the new vision vendor. With EyeMed, the member also receives discounts on eyewear materials in addition to the funded benefit. If you have any questions regarding this transition, please contact your BCBSIL Provider Network Consultant.

For all other BCBSIL members, providers for vision care could vary. Contact the Customer Service number on the member’s ID card to verify vision benefits. 

EyeMed Vision Care is an independent company that administers the vision benefits for BCBSIL