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NYCDCC Welfare Fund Restores Vision Benefits

NYCDCC Welfare Fund Restores Vision Benefits

November 20, 2014

Vision Restored

Great news! On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the NYCDCC Welfare Fund is pleased to announce that a plan was approved for the restoration of your vision benefits, effective January 1, 2015.

Basically, the “switch” that was turned off for your vision benefits in June of 2012 is now being turned back on. What this means is that you will once again have the same vision coverage you had prior to elimination of the benefits.

Here is a Brief Summary of your Vision Benefits

  • Your network providers are Comprehensive Professional Systems (CPS), (212) 675-5745, and General Vision Services (GVS), (800) 847-4661. If you choose not to use these network providers, you are still entitled to reimbursement (see third bullet).
  • You and your covered dependents are entitled to an eye examination and new glasses or contact lenses once every 12 months. If you use a participating provider, there are no out-of-pocket costs if the frames and lenses you select are part of the program. If the frames and lenses you select are outside the program, you receive a credit toward your purchase.
  • The Fund will pay a participating provider $125 for an exam, and a pair of frames and lenses. If you use a non-participating provider, the Fund will reimburse you up to $125 for the same package of services.
  • To obtain a list of participating providers, you can contact CPS or GVS at the phone numbers listed in the first bullet.

For more detailed information concerning the restoration of your vision benefits, effective January 1, 2015, be sure to check your mail, and continue visiting our website at www.nyccbf.org.

If you have any questions about this benefit change, please feel free to contact the Benefit Funds’ Member Services Department at (800) 529-FUND (3863) or (212) 366-7373.