VISION CARE BENEFITS THRU DAVIS VISION

Q: Who is eligible for coverage through Nassau County Davis Vision? 

A: Active employees and their eligible dependents are eligible for coverage through Nassau County Davis Vision plan. Currently retirees from the CSEA, COBA, and all police unions are eligible to continue optical coverage into retirement. Retired Ordinance and College employees and their dependents can purchase vision coverage through COBRA for 36 months. 

Q:  How do I receive vision care services? 

A: You can find a participating provider by calling 1(800)999-5431 or checking on line at davisvision.com. Once you have chosen a provider, make an appointment. Please note that as of January 1, 2011 vouchers are no longer required.  

Q:  What are the services I am entitled to receive thru the plan if I use a participating provider? 

A: Every twelve (12) months, you are entitled to a comprehensive eye examination, one (1) complete pair of routine eyeglasses or contact lenses. You also may be entitled to one pair of Visual Display Terminal (VDT) glasses or one pair of Safety Eyewear. Speak to your department's Human Resources Representative for eligibility requirements. 

Q: What are my dependents entitled to receive with the plan if they use a participating provider? 

A: Every twelve (12) months, your eligible dependents are entitled to a comprehensive eye examination and one (1) pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

Q: Are there any eligibility requirements for my dependents? 

A: Eligibility requirements for your dependents are; lawful spouse, domestic partner and unmarried children up to age 26. Student status verification is no longer required.

If your dependent becomes ineligible and optical benefits are terminated, the coverage ends on the last day of the month in which eligibility is lost. These individuals are entitled to enroll in optical coverage through COBRA. Please read under subtitle COBRA for details.

Q: Must I use a participating provider? 

A: No, you may use any provider, but you will be responsible for paying the non-participating provider for all services, and then submit your claim to Davis Vision for reimbursement. The reimbursement amounts can be found on the Davis Vision web site.