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Today, many people are buying health coverage on their own. What “comes with” medical coverage now may be different than in the past. You may want to get dental and vision coverage as well as medical coverage. Be sure to take a look at how each work. They can be a little different than medical coverage.
Dental DetailsHave you signed up for health coverage through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), but not through your work? You may remember that dental coverage options are right there on the application. Dental benefits for BCBSTX individual members may include savings on preventive services like checkups, cleanings and basic X-rays. You can also save on dental work like fillings, bridges and crowns. Check coverage details to see about savings on dental services.
Members can look up dentists who contract with BCBSTX in Provider Finder® through their Blue Access for MembersSM account. Click on Find Care. You make the most of your benefits when you stay in network with your medical coverage. The same applies for dental coverage. Try to use in-network. Also be sure to check your plan for details about what is and is not covered. That's good to know whether you see a network dentist or one who is out of the network.
Vision at a GlanceVision coverage looks a bit different, too. Adult BCBSTX members are covered for one vision exam per year. Coverage amount varies by plan. HMO members are only covered for a vision exam if they use an in-network provider. Members also have access to eyewear discounts. If you need more frequent exams or treatments for your eyes, you may want to consider added vision coverage. You can sign up through Blue Access for Members.
Don’t forget that with your BCBSTX membership may also offer access to dental, vision and hearing discount through Blue365. Wit the free health and wellness discount program, you have lots of chances to save big.
Originally published 12/27/2016; Revised 2022, 2023
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