This is a reminder that the current window for vision care expenses ends on March 31 and a new period starts on April 1.
Article 22 Insurance, Health and Dental
22.02 e) Vision Care
(i) Eyeglasses, frames and/or contact lenses, per person, per eighteen (18) month period commencing October 1, 1996 to a combined total of four hundred dollars ($400). Dependent children under the age of eighteen (18) are eligible for this benefit annually (twelve months). The plan will pay for all eye tests.
(ii) Provide contact lenses or glasses following surgery (maximum 2 pairs per lifetime). Effective January 1, 2013.
(iii) One additional pair of eyeglasses, frames and lenses, per eighteen (18) month period commencing October 1, 1996, for employees who use a computer, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400) per employee, who is required to operate a computer for two (2) hours or more a day on average; and who is required to undergo a special eye examination once per year, as per Article 26 of this Agreement.
(iv)Provide for a second pair per lifetime for contact lenses or glasses following surgery. Effective January 1, 2013.