Yes. However, only one or the other is covered every 12 months. New frames are covered every two years.
Yes, you must bring an MES vision claim form with you to every vision appointment, whether you are getting an eye exam, purchasing eyewear or both.
If you participate in the Comprehensive, Catastrophic, or TSRI Graduate Student medical plans, the MES Vision information is located on the back of your benefits card. If you do not have a benefits card, you can contact Benefits Administration at (858) 784-8487 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are enrolled in the HMO plan, just bring an MES claim form and provide your Social Security Number or your 9-digit privacy ID number (i.e. your TSRI 6-digit ID number with 3 zeros in front of it).
There is a $10 co-payment for your eye exam. Standard lenses can be obtained at no cost. You will be responsible for paying anything in excess of $110 for frames or $100 for contacts.
No, the plan only covers standard lenses. You will be responsible to pay for any special lens features.
You can visit www.mesvision.com or contact them at (800) 877-6372. This 800 number for MES is also located on the back of your benefits card.
Yes. However, the coverage is reduced. To find out how much is allowed for non-network providers please, consult the Health and Welfare Summary Plan Description (SDP).
No, the plan allows for new frames every 24 months with a benefit up to $110.
You can call MES at (800) 877-6372 before making an appointment to confirm you are eligible. You may obtain services within the month that is 12 months from your last date of service. For example, if you had a routine eye exam on August 29, 2013, you are eligible for an eye exam in August of 2014.