Vision (Retiree)

The PEF Retirees’ Davis Vision Discount Plan is for dues-paying, PEF retirees only. It is available for purchase beginning November 1, 2018, for the plan period November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019.

Healthy eyes and clear vision are an important part of your overall health and quality of life. The Davis Vision discount plan helps you care for your eyes while saving you money.

The Davis Vision plan is available to members of the PEF Retirees and their families. This plan is not included in your dues payment. You must purchase the plan separately.

Key Features of the Vision Plan:

  • A comprehensive eye exam, covered in full, during the 12 month time frame.
  • The purchase of either spectacle lenses and frames or contact lenses (in lieu of eyeglasses).
  • Plan includes a selection of designer, name brand frames (the Davis Vision Collection) that are covered in full.
  • $130 retail allowance toward any frame or contact lenses from a provider (not in Davis Vision Collection)
    **An out-of-network reimbursement is available.

View and print the complete plan discount offering.

Find a participating doctor. (Use Client Code: 2395).

Eligibility:

All active, due-paying PEF Retirees are eligible to participate in this plan.

2018/2019 PLAN OPTIONS & PRICING:

The vision plan year begins November 1, 2018 and concludes October 31, 2019 regardless of when you purchase the plan during this time frame. You must take advantage of the product and service offerings included with the plan by October 31, 2019. If you purchase the plan for the plan period of November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019, you will receive a letter from PEF Retirees a few weeks prior to November 1, 2019, reminding you to repurchase the plan for the next plan year, November 1, 2019 through October 31, 2020 — if you are interested in doing so. Repurchase is optional. The plan does not auto renew. It is not an insurance plan.

Retiree $ 204.24
Retiree plus One $348.36
Retiree plus Family $528.60
Included in the total cost of your vision plan is a $24 fee charged by PEF Retirees for the administration of your policy/plan. This fee is not part of the premium rates charged by HM Life Insurance Company of the New York (HMLNY) and HMLNY does not receive any part of this fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Purchase & Activate the Vision Plan:

1. Dues-paying PEF Retirees, please use the purchase now button to select your plan option and make your purchase.
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2. You will receive a Purchase Confirmation Letter including instructions for activating your plan directly through Davis Vision.

3. To activate your plan directly through Davis Vision:

  • 72 hours after you purchase the plan, contact Davis Vision at (844) 681-4498 and reference Client Code: 2395.
  • Provide Davis Vision with your Membership Identification Number (MIN), name, and date of birth.
  • If you purchased the Retiree Plus One or Retiree Plus Family plan, you will also need to provide the name(s) and date(s) of birth for your spouse and/or each family member.
  • Once you have activated your plan, you will receive a Vision Packet including: plan information, ID cards, and a provider listing for your area.
  • Thereafter, to access your plan offerings, you will need to provide your PEF Membership Identification Number (MIN) located on your PEF Retiree ID Card, when calling Davis Vision directly or making an appointment with the eye care provider.
  • Renewal notices are mailed to existing program participants the last month of the plan year.

Not a current, dues-paying PEF Retiree?

First year membership is FREE (if you retired after April 2006). Year two and thereafter, membership dues are only $18 annually via automatic pension deduction, or $21 annually when paying by check.

If you retired prior to April 2006, membership dues are only $18 for the first year and every subsequent year via automatic pension deduction, or $21 annually if paying by check.

To Join:

1) Download the Membership Enrollment & Pension Deduction Form and mail to:

NYS PEF Retirees
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12214-5547

You should use the same form if you are enrolling, but plan to enclose a check for your membership dues.

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To Renew:

1) Download the Membership Renewal & Pension Deduction Form (for future automated renewals) and mail to:

NYS PEF Retirees
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12214-5547

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You should use the same form if you are renewing, but plan to enclose a check for your membership dues.

 

Call us at (800) 342-4306, ext. 288, to request an enrollment or renewal form mailed to you.

Join today!

Forms must be received and processed by the PEF Retirees prior to you purchasing the Davis Vision plan. Once your enrollment/renewal form and payment has been processed, you will receive a PEF Retiree Membership Identification card.

For questions regarding this benefit, contact Davis Vision at: (844) 681-4498, or visit them directly online and enter Client Code: 2395.

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