PHILADELPHIA, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Independence Blue Cross (Independence) today announces the availability of adult dental and vision care plans for individuals and families that offer low out-of-pocket costs and access to a large network of dental and vision care professionals. The plans, which cover consumers age 19 and older, may be purchased at any time throughout the year and do not require the purchase of an Independence medical plan. In addition, consumers who choose to purchase dental and vision care plans at the same time may receive a discount on their vision care plan rates.
"Our new portfolio of adult dental and vision care plans offers individual consumers year-round access to comprehensive coverage options," said Ginny Palmieri, Independence's vice president, Specialty Services. "We're proud to offer these high-quality specialty products to help people maintain and improve their overall health."
Independence's new benefit offerings include two dental PPO plans and two vision care PPO plans. Individuals can purchase a dental plan or a vision care plan separately, or bundle dental and vision care plans and receive a 15 percent discount on their vision monthly premium.
Independence's new vision benefit offers:
- Access to eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses
- Value-added discounts on laser vision correction
Dental benefits include:
- Access to a large, national network of dentists
- Coverage for regular, preventative visits
- Ability to use any dentist
- Discounts for services not covered under a plan
Contracts for dental and vision care are effective for 12 months, regardless of the date of purchase.
Consumers can purchase adult vision care or dental plans by visiting www.ibx4you.com.
In addition to medical plans, Independence offers consumers an extensive portfolio of specialty products and services to manage their comprehensive health, including dental, vision, pharmacy, and travel* products.
About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 8.2 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more than 75 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more about how we're changing the game, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
*GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. GeoBlue products are underwritten by 4 Ever Life Insurance Company, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
CONTACT: Kathleen Conlon 215-241-4576 Kathleen.Conlon@ibx.com
Source:Independence Blue Cross