Dental and Vision Discount Programs
There is no dental or vision coverage through the BCBS Student Blue Plan. However, students enrolled in Berklee's Student Health Insurance Plan have access to discount programs available exclusively from Gallagher Koster at no additional cost. These plan enhancements, called Gallagher Koster Complements, include the Basix Dental Savings Program and EyeMed Vision Care.
Basix Dental Savings Program
The Dental Savings Program, operated by Basix, LLC, provides students with access to general and specialty dental care from a select network of local dentists who have met strict credentialing and quality assurance requirements. The participating dental providers have agreed to charge a reduced fee for the services they provide.
Payment for the services you receive is required at the time of your visit. You will generally save 20% to 50% of charges for a wide range of dental services—from routine cleanings to root canals. Because the Dental Savings Program is not an insurance plan, there are no claim forms, annual maximums, benefit limitations and conditions, or other plan provisions.
Visit basixstudent.com to locate participating dental providers, download the fee schedule, and to learn more about the program. The dentist's office may ask for your student ID and student health plan ID card to make sure you have access to the program. If the office needs to check eligibility, call Gallagher Koster at 877 320-4347. Remember, you must pay for the services you receive at the time of service, so make sure you understand what forms of payment (check, credit card, etc.) the dentist accepts. If you cover dependents through your student health plan, the dependents may use the Dental Savings Program, as well.
EyeMed Vison Care
Students are automatically enrolled in the discount vision plan available through EyeMed Vision Care. EyeMed's provider network consists of over 45,000 independent providers and retail stores nationwide, including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, JC Penney Optical, and many private practitioners.
Since this is not an insurance plan, there is no waiting period. Enrolled students can take advantage of the savings through EyeMed immediately upon receipt of their separate ID card. You can purchase prescription eyeglasses, conventional contact lenses or even non-prescription sunglasses at savings between 15% and 45% off regular retail pricing. In addition, you can receive discounts from 5% to 15% off laser correction surgery at some of the nation's most highly qualified laser correction surgeons.