Accessing Your Insurance ID Cards

When you enroll in benefits for the first time, you should receive ID Cards for a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical plan, Express Scripts Prescription drug plan, Superior Vision plan, and Delta Dental plan. You are not required to carry the hard-copy of any of these cards to receive services at most physicians’ offices, unless the specific office requires it. However, we understand that you may like having your information readily available in one place.

Misplacing your insurance ID cards can be a pain when trying to go to an appointment or get a prescription! You can follow the steps for each insurance plan below to get a new ID card, and then keep them all in one place on MyEvive. MyEvive has the ability to save images of multiple ID cards, so all you need is your phone and the MyEvive app the next time you need your card.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
You can request a paper copy using Blue Access for Members.

  1. Log in to your Blue Access for Members account at https://bcbstx.com/tamus.
  2. From your dashboard, click the image of the ID card on the left hand side.
  3. You can print a paper copy of your ID card, or order one from this page!
  4. If ordered, a new ID card will be mailed to the address on file within two weeks.

Express Scripts
Retirees on the 65 plus plan and their spouse will have separate ID Cards.

  • Log into your Express Scripts account.
  • Select the Account tab from the main menu.
  • Click Member ID Card.
  • Download your card from this screen.

Superior Vision
Although you are not always required to present your vision ID card, it is good to keep for your records.

  1. Go to Superiorvision.com and select “Member Log in” in the top right.
  2. Log in using your username and password.
  3. From the home page, select Print ID Card from the menu.

Delta Dental

Although you are not always required to present your dental ID card, it is good to keep for your records.

  1. Go to deltadentalins.com/tamus.
  2. Click “ID cards”.
  3. Log in to Delta Dental primary website.
  4. Click “Get ID Card”
  5. Select Print ID Card or snap a picture of your digital copy!

You will automatically receive a new ID card if you have a qualifying life event, if the carrier or the A&M System choose to do a full re-issue, or if you are enrolling for the first time. Your spouse should receive a copy of the medical ID card, and you will receive an additional copy of your vision ID card if your spouse is enrolled.

Get Your Annual Eye Exam

Regular eye exams are important!

An eye exam allows your eye care professional to get a sneak peek at the blood vessels at the back of your eye. This can help in the early detection of diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Your eye exam is one of the most important preventive care services available to you!

Your annual eye exam is now an eligible task on the Two-Step Wellness Program Checklist. If you enrolled in the A&M Care Plan after September 1, 2020, you and your eligible spouse can complete two tasks from your Personalized Checklists in FY22 to receive the lowest premium on your medical insurance premium in FY23! Retirees and Graduate Student employees on the Grad Plan already receive the lower premium and are not eligible to participate. New employees receive a grace period of the plan year in which they enroll plus an additional plan year before they are eligible to participate.

Vision Benefits Explained

Did you know that you have vision coverage under both your medical plan and the optional vision plan if enrolled?

The optional vision plan is administered by Superior Vision. It provides coverage for eye exams, eyeglass frames and lenses, and contact lenses. The vision plan also provides discounts on some eye surgeries such as LASIK.

The A&M Care plans and the Graduate Student Employee Health Plan are administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and also provide coverage for one preventive eye exam per person, per plan year. A copay, if in-network, will apply. These plans do not cover vision correction materials. However, BCBSTX offers discounts on exams, frames, lenses and laser vision services through Davis Vision, Inc. and EyeMed Vision Care.

You may use either your medical plan or your vision plan exam benefit. When determining the best place to get your eye exam, consider where you plan to purchase your lenses or contacts. Upon your request, your physician or optometrist should provide you with your prescription, allowing you to have it filled at the provider of your choice.

An in-network visit to your optometrist may result in the following costs:

• Preventive exam with dilation as necessary – 100% covered after a $20 copay, covered by your medical plan
• Contact lens fit and follow-up – $0 copay
• Contact lenses – $150 retail allowance, if you do not get eyeglass frames and lenses
• Eyeglass Frames and lenses – discounted by Davis Vision or EyeMed Vision Care

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

Did you know that you can use your health care flexible spending account (FSA) dollars to purchase prescription eyeglasses, prescription contact lenses and prescription sunglasses? These funds can be used for the portion of the expense not paid by insurance such as copays or amounts over the allowance. File a claim or use your FSA debit care when you need new glasses!

Superior Vision Updates

MetLife announced in September that is has entered into an agreement to acquire Versant Health, the owner of the marketplace brands Davis Vision and Superior Vision. Superior Vision is the A&M System vision insurance plan provider. The transaction will expand the network of providers and plan options, according to the company’s news release. The change will not affect your plan coverage or premium.

New Online Retailer

Superior vision has partnered with another online retailer: befitting. Befitting is a new vision accessories company that uses artificial intelligence to help customers find glasses that best suit their face. This is accomplished by offering a variety of options for size, fit, bridge fit, shape, gender and more. How to get started on befitting:

  1. Go to befitting.com.
  2. Select “Shop with Insurance” in the top right corner.
  3. Enter your information.
  4. You will receive a confirmation that states “Welcome! Your vision insurance has been verified and you’ll see your exclusive member savings as you shop.”
  5. Return to the shopping page.
  6. Find your pair of glasses.

Superior Vision also has partnerships with Glasses.com, ContactsDirect, and 1-800-Contacts.

Optician, Optometrist, Opthalmologist

What’s the difference between an optician, optometrist, and an ophthalmologist?

OPHTHALMOLOGIST

An ophthalmologist, or “eye M.D.” is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. An ophthalmologist is licensed to practice both medicine and surgery. An ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats all eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Many ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders.
While ophthalmologists are trained to care for all eye problems and conditions, some specialize in a specific area of medical or surgical eye care. This person is called a subspecialist. Subspecialties may include glaucoma, retina, cornea, pediatrics, neurology, plastic surgery and more.

OPTOMETRIST

Optometrists are healthcare professionals who provide primary vision care ranging from sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. An optometrist is not a medical doctor. An optometrist receives a doctor of optometry (OD) degree after completing four years of optometry school, preceded by three years or more years of college. They are licensed to practice optometry, which primarily involves performing eye exams and vision tests, prescribing and dispensing corrective lenses, detecting certain eye abnormalities, and prescribing medications for certain eye diseases. This is probably who you are seeing for your eye appointments!

OPTICIAN

Opticians are simply technicians trained to design, verify and fit eyeglass lenses and frames, contact lenses, and other devices to correct eyesight. They use prescriptions supplied by ophthalmologists or optometrists, but do not test vision or write prescriptions for visual correction. Opticians are not permitted to diagnose or treat eye diseases.
Source: American Association for Pediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus

Need a New ID Card?

Misplacing your insurance ID cards can be a pain when trying to go to an appointment or get a prescription! You can follow the steps for each insurance plan below to get a new ID card, and then keep them all in one place. MyEvive also has the ability to save images of multiple ID cards, so all you need is your phone and the MyEvive app the next time you need your card. 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
1. Log in to your Blue Access for Members account at https://bcbstx.com/tamus
2. From your dashboard, click the image of the ID card on the left hand side.
3. You can print a paper copy of your ID card, or order one from this page!
4. If ordered, a new ID card will be mailed to the address on file within two weeks.

Express Scripts
Retirees on the 65 plus plan and their spouse will have separate ID Cards.
1. Log into your Express Scripts account.
2. Select the Account tab from the main menu.
3. Click Member ID Card.
4. Download your card from this screen.

Superior Vision
Although you are not always required to present your vision ID card, it is good to keep for your records.
1. Go to Superiorvision.com and select “Member Log in” in the top right.
2. Log in using your username and password.
3. From the home page, select Print ID Card from the menu.

All of these accounts can also be linked to MyEvive with single-sign-on capability! This means, once you log in through MyEvive once, you can go straight into your vendor account from the MyEvive app.