Does Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Cover Vision?

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.

What Vision Services May Be Covered by a Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Plan?

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:

  • Glaucoma screenings
  • Diabetic retinal exams
  • Annual routine eye exam
  • Medicare-covered eyewear
  • Eyeglasses – lenses and frames
  • Contact lenses

Does Original Medicare Cover Vision?

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.

Some Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Plans May Offer Additional Benefits

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:

  • Coverage for dental care
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Health and wellness programs

Enroll in a Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage Plan With Vision Coverage

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.

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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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