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Health Plans

Dental, Vision, and International Health Plans

Are you a Blue Extra member and recently received communication that your Blue Extra plan is discontinuing?

All BlueExtra plans (dental, vision, and hearing benefits) will be discontinued as of December 31, 2017. BlueExtra members may continue to use their current benefits until December 31, 2017 as long as their plan is active.

Good news! Independence will offer options for adult dental and/or vision coverage for 2018.

BlueExtra members will be able to get adult dental and/or vision coverage for 2018 by enrolling in a 2018 adult dental and/or vision plan. Independence offers adult dental and adult vision plans that provide flexibility and covered services to maintain good oral and vision health.

Enrollment begins on November 1, 2017, and enrollment must be received by December 15, 2017 for coverage to be effective January 1, 2018.

  • Learn more about our adult dental and/or vision plans below.
  • You must elect Dental and Vision if you want both.  Unlike your BlueExtra plan, each product requires enrollment.
  • Fill out the enrollment form in its entirety and click "Submit Application".

Your medical plan may only provide limited dental and vison coverage. Through Independence you can purchase a standalone adult dental and/or adult vision plan any time during the year. These plans are not connected with or endorsed by the U.S. government or the federal Medicare program.

Adult Dental Preferred and Premier PPO Plans*

Independence Blue Cross offers two standalone dental plan options: Adult Dental Preferred, and Adult Dental Premier with Preventive Incentive. Here are some highlights:

  • Members have access to more than 62,000 network dentists at over 244,000 access points in the Concordia Advantage national network
  • Visit any dentist without a referral. No need to select a Primary Dentist Office (PDO)
  • Exams, cleanings, X-rays, emergency treatment, consultations covered at 100% in network (no deductible, no waiting period)**
  • $1,000 annual maximum benefit per member

For more information, view our 2018 Adult Dental and Vision Plan Information Book.

Get More with Adult Dental Premier!

This plan includes a Preventive Incentive, which means that the cost the plan pays for exams, cleanings and X-rays doesn’t count toward each member's annual maximum benefit so you can spend your dollars on other services if needed.

Protect Your Smile

Enroll today and get 100 percent coverage for cleanings, exams, and x-rays, and access to one of the largest dental plan networks in the nation.



Adult Vision Care 100 and Vision Care 180 Plans*

Independence Blue Cross offers two vision plan options: Vision Care 100 and Vision Care 180. Here are some highlights:

  • Members have access to the Davis Vision provider network which includes more than 60,000 access points, including ophthalmologists, optometrists and retail stores, including Visionworks.
  • Benefits can be used once every calendar year for exam and eyeglasses when visiting a participating provider.***
  • $0 copay for exams and fixed pricing on lens options that are not covered in full
  • Option to use an allowance toward frames or contact lenses, in lieu of eyeglasses
  • Discounts on other services, such as laser vision correction

For more information, view our 2018 Adult Dental and Vision Plan Information Book.

Get More with Vision Care 180!

This plan give you an additional $50 allowance to spend on frames in Visionworks stores.

Protect Your Eyes

Learn how our vision plans can help you protect your health from serious medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.



International Health Insurance

GeoBlue offers health plans for single trips, multiple trips, and expats — providing confidence to travel internationally. Most plans cost just a few dollars per travel day. As a GeoBlue member, you will have coverage for the most costly services, typically not covered by your domestic health plan. Most plans cost just a few dollars per travel day.

Through GeoBlue members have access to:

  • Emergency medical evacuation: coverage for emergency situations
  • An elite international network: visit "best in class" English-speaking doctors in more than 190 countries
  • Cashless, paperless service: direct billing for both inpatient and outpatient care
  • 24/7 concierge support: VIP assistance scheduling appointments and managing medical care
Get an Instant Quote

Or call 1-855-481-6647 (TTY: 711) to speak with a GeoBlue representative.




*Standalone Adult dental and vision plans can be purchased by adults over the age of 19.
** The Standalone Adult Dental Plans do have waiting periods for certain Basic and Major Services.
***A 30 day waiting period applies for new vision members; waiting period waived for members transitioning from other Davis Vision plans with no break in coverage.

Independence dental plans are administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc., an independent company.

Independence vision plans are administered by Davis Vision, an independent company.

GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC (Worldwide Services Insurance Agency, LLC in California and New York), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. GeoBlue is the administrator of coverage provided under insurance policies issued in the District of Columbia by 4 Ever Life International Limited, Bermuda, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.