Local 22 Firefighters/Paramedics

215 440-4421 / 22

415 N 5th St. Philadelphia., PA 19123.

Vision / VBA

The Plan provides a vision benefit program through Vision Benefits of America (VBA). While you may use any provider you choose, your out-of-pocket expense is generally less when you use a VBA- participating provider. For a list of participating providers in your area, contact VBA at 1-800-432-4966 or log on to the VBA website at www.visionbenefits.com

VBA does not provide or require a vision Identification Card. If you or one of your eligible dependents needs vision services, simply let the provider know you are covered under VBA and provide your Social Security Number.

Summary of Vision Plan Benefits

Vision Expenses Not Covered 

The plan does not provide benefits for the following expenses:

  • Medical or surgical treatment of the eyes
  • Special procedures
  • Services or materials covered under worker’s compensation or any governmental agency
  • Non-prescription glasses

Laser Corrective Eye Surgery Benefit (this is a member-only benefit. Dependents, including spouses, are not eligible for the laser eye surgery benefit)

The Plan provides a laser eye surgery benefit to eligible members. There is no network of preferred providers for this benefit but your out-of-pocket expense may be lower when treatment is performed at any TLC Laser Eye Center or the Delaware Valley Laser Institute. The Plan provides reimbursement of 80% of charges up to $2,000 per eye (up to $1,600 per eye or up to $3,200 for both eyes) per lifetime.

You are responsible to pay the provider and obtain your reimbursement from VBA. To file your claim, contact VBA for a claim form. Have your provider complete the claim form, including the provider’s name/address; date of service; charges; and your name/address/social security number. Claims can be sent to VBA at 300 Weyman Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-1588.

For a list of participating providers in your area, contact VBA at 1-800-432-4966 or log on to the VBA website at www.visionbenefits.com

FAQ – Vision Plan

Can I go to any provider to use my vision benefits?

While you may use any provider you choose, your out-of-pocket expense is generally less when you use a VBA- participating provider. For a list of participating providers in your area, contact VBA at 1-800-432-4966 or log on to the VBA website at www.visionbenefits.com

VBA does not provide or require a vision Identification Card. If you or one of your eligible dependents needs vision services, simply let the provider know you are covered under VBA and provide your Social Security Number.

Does our plan cover Laser Eye Surgery?

YES –  This is a member-only benefit. Dependents, including spouses, are not eligible for the laser eye surgery benefit.

The Plan provides a laser eye surgery benefit to eligible members.

 To file your claim, contact VBA for a claim form. Have your provider complete the claim form, including the provider’s name/address; date of service; charges; and your name/address/social security number. Claims can be sent to VBA at 300 Weyman Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-1588.

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