Kimberly Clark

Vision Overview

Taking care of your vision is one of the best things you to keep perfect focus. That’s why K-C, in partnership with EyeMed, offers comprehensive vision coverage to eligible employees and family members.

How the Plan Works

There’s a lot to know about how to get the best value from your vision coverage. Make sure to review the mechanics of the plan, to avoid any surprises down the road.


Exams and Services

In-Network Out-of-Network
Annual Exam Covered 100% after $15 copay Plan pays up to $35 allowance
Retinal Imaging Services Plan pays $39 Not covered

Frames and Lenses

In-Network Out-of-Network
Frames (only once every 24 months) You get up to $150 allowance with purchase of lenses; you pay 80% of remaining balance, at time of service You get up to $75 allowance with purchase of lenses; you pay 100% of remaining balance, at time of service
Standard Plastic Lenses (single, bi, tri, lenticular) Covered 100% after $25 copay Allowances: $25 single vision, $40 bifocals, $60 trifocals, $60 lenticular
Progressive Lenses: Standard $90 copay You get up to $40 allowance
Progressive Lenses: Premium $90 copay, plus you pay 80% of charges over $120 You get up to $40 allowance
Lens Options
UV Coating You pay $15 Not covered
Tint You pay $0 You get up to $5 allowance
Scratch Resistance You pay $0 You get up to $8 allowance
Polycarbonate You pay $0 You get up to $20 allowance
Anti-reflective You pay $45 Not covered
Other add-ons 20% discount Not covered

Contact Lenses

In-Network Out-of-Network
Fitting (Standard Lens Benefit) You pay up to $40 of usual & customary charge Not covered
Fitting (Premium Lens Benefit) You receive 10% discount off of usual & customary charge Not covered
Medically Necessary Covered 100% in lieu of glasses Plan pays up to $200 allowance in lieu of eyeglasses
Non-Disposable / Daily Wear You get up to $150 allowance in lieu of glasses; you pay 85% of remaining balance, at time of service You get up to $100 allowance in lieu of glasses; you pay 100% of remaining balance, at time of service
Disposable You get up to $150 allowance in lieu of glasses; you pay 100% of remaining balance, at time of service You get up to $100 allowance in lieu of glasses; you pay 100% of remaining balance, at time of service

ID Card

You’ll receive an ID card when you first enroll. While you may not always be asked to present it when you receive care, keep it handy to make sure the correct coverages and discounts are applied. You can also request an extra ID card through the EyeMed Customer Care Center.


Additional Discounts

If you have already used up a vision benefit (as described in the In-Network and Out-of-Network Benefits tables) but you have further vision needs, you are eligible for discounts as a participant in the plan.

  • A further 20% discount on remaining frame and lens balances from EyeMed providers, after your plan benefits have been applied. (Some exclusions apply, and you can’t combine this discount with other offers.)
  • A 40% discount on the retail price of additional complete pairs of eyeglasses, purchased after your first pair. You’ll need to ask for any optional lens add-ons when purchasing.
  • A 15% discount on the retail price on standard contact lenses, after you’ve used your contact lens benefit.

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Laser Vision Benefit

To take advantage of the plan’s laser vision benefit, you should plan to have your LASIK or PRK pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative treatments performed by a provider in the U.S. Laser Network (which includes LasikPlus Centers). This way, you’ll receive a 15% discount on pre-operative care (or a 5% discount on promotional pricing).

If your surgical provider is a LasikPlus Center (or another in the U.S. Laser Network) but you receive pre-operative and post-operative care from a different facility, you may pay more to the other provider and miss out on the discount.

To locate the nearest in-network (U.S. Laser Center) provider, call 877-5-LASER-6 (877-552-7376).

2018 Annual Vision Paycheck Costs

Individual

$63

2-Party

$126

2-Party Plus

$189

For More Information

If you have questions about the Vision Plan or need more information, take a look at the Summary Plan Descriptions on K-C Benefit Compass. Click on the Plan Information tile, scroll down, and choose Summary Plan Descriptions and Policy Booklets.


Disclaimer

This site is provided to help Kimberly-Clark (K-C) employees better understand their benefit plans. It does not guarantee coverage under a plan and does not provide complete descriptions of K-C benefit plans. K-C reserves the right to change these plans at any time. In all cases, the formal Plan Documents will govern.

If you are an organized hourly employee covered by these plans, see your HR representative or other person designated at your unit for information on how your plan(s) may differ from the information on this site. You may also call the Benefits Information Line at 800-551-2333. Empyrean representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Fidelity representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. From outside the U.S., dial your country’s toll-free AT&T Direct Access number then enter 800-551-2333.