EyeBenefits is a discount vision plan used by groups and individuals nationwide. They offer an affordable vision insurance plan for individuals who do not have vision coverage through their employers. This insurance is accepted at many Walmart Vision Centers and other national and regional vision chains, as well as some private practices.
EyeBenefits offers a discount-only plan. Discounted agreements are listed within the agreement form you sign. EyeBenefits pays you after services are rendered. Additionally, your practice would be listed on EyeBenefits website for interested patients to locate.
Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements
In order to become an EyeBenefits provider, you must:
- Get your optometry license (see our guide that gives step-by-step instructions on how to get your optometry license in each state)
- Find a place to practice
- Get liability insurance—you must have your own professional liability insurance of at least $1 million per occurrence to become an EyeBenefits provider
- Obtain your NPI number
- Begin the Medicare enrollment process (see our 41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots)
- Register with CAQH
See this in-depth guide for additional guidance on satisfying these core requirements. You’ll need to satisfy these requirements to become a provider with nearly every medical or vision plan.
For guidance on applying to additional plans, check out our in-depth Optometrist Credentialing Guide.
Step 2: Complete EyeBenefits' plan requirements
- This will open a PDF of the “Provider Network Partnership Agreement”
- Fill out Agreement form
- Fax or email the Agreement form to the contact listed at the end of the form
Now, wait to receive confirmation from EyeBenefits, and begin the credentialing process for the next insurance on your list.
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Step-by-step credentialing guides
The credentialing process for different insurance plans varies quite a bit. Some plans are relatively simple and others require much more work. The below guides walk you through the process for the most common vision and medical insurance plans.
- 41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots
- How Optometrists join Medicare as an Independent Contractor 1099
- The Complete Medicare Resource List
- How to Become an AETNA Provider
- How to Become an AlwaysCare Provider
- How to Become a Blue Shield of California Provider
- How to Become a Davis Vision Provider
- How to Become an EyeBenefits Provider
- How to Become an Eyemed Provider
- How to Become an EyeQuest Provider
- How to Become a FEDVIP Provider
- How to Become a Humana Vision Provider
- How to Become a Humana Medical Provider
- How to Become a Spectera Provider
- How to Become a United Health Care Provider
- How to Become a Vision Plan of America Provider
- How to Become a Vision Benefits of America Provider
- How to Become a VSP Provider