Certain Cigna-Healthcare Medicare Advantage plans may offer coverage for vision care.
If you don’t currently have a Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare plan with vision coverage, you can get more information by calling a licensed insurance agent at TTY Users: 711, or by requesting a free plan quote online.
While Medicare Part A and Part B (also known as Original Medicare) offer only limited vision coverage, some Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage plans offer coverage for certain vision care services.
Your vision coverage will depend on which Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare plan you have.
Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage plans that offer vision coverage may cover services such as:
Original Medicare only covers routine eye exams for people with diabetes. Glaucoma tests are covered by Original Medicare, but only for beneficiaries who are deemed to be at a high risk for the disease. Even corrective lenses are only covered by Original Medicare if they are needed as a result of cataract surgery.
One in three Americans will have developed a vision-impairing eye disease by age 65.1 According to the Commonwealth Fund, Medicare beneficiaries spent an average of $426 in out-of-pocket vision costs in 2016.2
A Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage plan that includes vision coverage could help you save money on some of your out-of-pocket vision care costs.
Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage plans cover the same benefits as Original Medicare under one single plan, and they may also offer some additional benefits, such as:
Find out more about Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage plans in your area that may offer vision coverage. Call TTY Users: 711 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak with a licensed insurance agent.
1 American Academy of Ophthalmology. 5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease. (May 7, 2018). Retrieved from www.aao.org/newsroom/news-releases/detail/5-steps-to-lower-your-risk-of-eye-disease.
2 Schoen, Cathy; Davis, Karen; Willink, Amber. Medicare Beneficiaries’ High Out-of-Pocket Costs: Cost Burdens by Income and Health Status. (May 12, 2017). The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/may/medicare-beneficiaries-high-out-pocket-costs-cost-burdens-income.
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Last Updated: 10/24/2018
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