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New individual vision product – Vision Select

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is introducing a new individual vision product, Vision Select, beginning September 1, 2019. Vision Select is similar to our Vision Plus product, which is being phased out, but will have a slight benefit and premium difference and will be offered alongside the Vision Classic product, which will continue.

The coverage for progressive lenses on the Vision Select plan is slightly different, resulting in a lower premium than Vision Plus. The Vision Select plan will cover only standard progressive lenses.

We will honor and service existing Vision Plus policies that have effective dates earlier than September 1, 2019, but the Vision Plus plan will no longer be available for sale after that date. Vision Plus benefits and rates will remain unchanged for the remainder of 2019 and 2020.

You can begin submitting Vision Select applications on August 1, 2019. The earliest possible effective date will be September 1, 2019.

New brochures will be ready to order on Blueprint for Agents around the same time and can be downloaded via these links:

Questions? Contact your Arkansas Blue Cross individual product representative.