Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Aug 10, 2010 | Category: Optical | Rating:
3.666665

Yes, the Fund will pay for contact lenses as per the fee schedule, but not in addition to glasses.

Posted Aug 10, 2010 | Category: Optical | Rating:
4.1

Yes, you are entitled to another optical benefit. This entitles each eligible family member, upon presentation at the same time of two (2) validated certificates, to two (2) covered services, one (1) service under each member's benefit record, or you may use one at a later time, whether using a participating provider or the direct reimbursement method. In either event, reimbursement to the provider or the member may not exceed the actual charge for the optical service under SCOB. 

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Posted Aug 10, 2010 | Category: Optical | Rating:
4.390245

We suggest that you use the certificate only for a full service, including glasses or contacts. If you use the certificate and only get the exam we will pay the $20 exam fee, but you will be deemed to have used the entire $125 benefit and you will not be eligible for another certificate for two years. Instead, if you pay the $20 and save the $125 benefit, you can use it when you are ready to purchase your frames and lens.

Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Optical | Rating:
4.545455

Yes, however it is to your advantage to use a participating provider. First, you can take advantage of additional discounts our panelists provide. Second, if you have a problem, the UFT Welfare Fund will help resolve any issues. With a non-participating provider, you are required to pay the full cost of the service and then, within 90 days, submit an itemized paid receipt and a copy of the prescription along with a validated optical certificate to the Fund for payment. You will be reimbursed...

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Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Optical | Rating:
3.12121

You can obtain your service once every two years from your optician or through our network of participating panelists. Read the list of optical panelists or request it by calling our Fund office at 212-539-0500. You’ll also need an optical certificate, which you can request on our website or via the Forms Hotline. Then bring...

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Posted Aug 9, 2010 | Category: Optical | Rating:
3.25

The benefit includes a complete pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses and, if necessary, a basic eye exam.

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