2017 US Code
Title 5 - Government Organization and Employees
Part III - Employees
Subpart G - Insurance and Annuities
Chapter 89B - Enhanced Vision Benefits
Sec. 8984 - Benefits

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Citation 5 U.S.C. § 8984 (2017)
Section Name §8984. Benefits
Section Text

(a) The Office may prescribe reasonable minimum standards for enhanced vision benefits plans offered under this chapter and for qualified companies offering the plans.

(b) Each contract may include more than 1 level of benefits that shall be made available to all eligible individuals.

(c) The benefits to be provided under enhanced vision benefits plans under this chapter may be of the following types:

(1) Diagnostic (to include refractive services).

(2) Preventive.

(3) Eyewear.

(d) A contract approved under this chapter shall require the qualified company to cover the geographic service delivery area specified by the Office. The Office shall require qualified companies to include visually underserved areas in their service delivery areas.

(e) If an individual has vision coverage under a health benefits plan under chapter 89 and also has coverage under a plan under this chapter, the health benefits plan under chapter 89 shall be the first payor of any benefit payments.

Source Credit

(Added Pub. L. 108–496, §3, Dec. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 4008.)

Editorial Notes EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Dec. 23, 2004, and applicable to contracts that take effect with respect to the calendar year 2006, see section 7 of Pub. L. 108–496, set out as a note under section 8951 of this title.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Subpart G - Insurance and Annuities
Sec. 8984 - Benefits
Contains section 8984
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 118 Stat. 4008
Public Law References Public Law 108-496
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