The Management Benefits Fund

Vision Benefits

Benefit Update

Effective January 1, 2024, the Management Benefits Fund vision administrator will change from Davis Vision to General Vision Services (GVS).

Starting in January 2024, when you go to your vision provider, tell them you have vision coverage with MBF through GVS. When using a National Retailer, please identify yourself as a GVS/MBF member participating in the VBA network.

The table below outlines the benefit changes that will be effective January 1, 2024:

Plan Design  2023 Current Benefits 2024 Enhanced Benefits 
Service Services rendered prior to 1/1/2024
 Services rendered on or after 1/1/2024
Access to In-Network - Large National Retailers Visionworks Visionworks, Costco, LensCrafters, Target Optical, Cohen’s Fashion Optical, Sterling Optical, Pearle Vision, etc.
Collection Frame Premier Collection – up to $195 GVS Collection - up to $300
Non-Plan Frame Allowance $14 $200* (specialty frames excluded)
Non-Plan Contacts Allowance  $94 $200
Medically Necessary Contacts Allowance $94 $200
Split Benefit (benefit can be split between exam and materials) No Yes

Please see the below link to the GVS website where you are able to search for network vision providers as well as access the member portal to create an account to view your vision profile, claims, and Explanation of Benefits (EOB) statements.

Visit to search for a vision provider. Please use Vision Benefit #6054.

All claims with service dates prior to January 1, 2024 are subject to the current plan benefits and must be submitted to Davis Vision. In order to expedite processing of your claims, we encourage you and/or your provider to submit any outstanding vision claims that are not yet submitted to Davis Vision.

MBF members received a letter in the mail during the month of December detailing this change.


Vision Benefits - Effective January 1, 2024

The Fund Vision Care Plan provides two options: an In-Network Participating Provider Option, called a PPO, and an Out-of-Network Option.

In-Network PPO Option
The PPO Option provides for the accessing of services through a nationwide panel of providers. An annual eye examination, lenses (including progressive, no-line bi-focals), contact lenses, and plan frames are provided up to plan allowance, under the PPO option. When using the in-network PPO option, no co-payments are required for bifocals, trifocals, contact lenses, photo-grey lenses, progressive (no-line) lenses, cataract lenses, prescription glasses, and selected designer frames up to $300 from the GVS Collection. For non-plan items such as special designer frames, the Fund pays $200 towards the cost of the frame. The member will be responsible for any amount over $200. 

Out-of-Network Option
Under the Out-of-Network Option, the member may select a provider of his/her choice and will be reimbursed annually up to $25 towards an eye examination and annually up to $125 towards materials. 

The benefit year runs from January 1st through December 31st and once an option is selected, it may not be changed during that benefit year.

For information regarding your benefits and claims beginning on January 1, 2024, please refer to the below link or call:

General Vision Services (GVS)

888-906-0393 (Dedicated Customer Service Line for MBF Members for claims incurred after 1/1/2024)

Download this section of the Fund Booklet (PDF)

Download the Vision Care Benefits Claim Form (PDF)

Download the Vision Care Benefits Worksheet (PDF)


Vision Benefit PRIOR to January 1, 2024

Download the Vision Care Benefits Claim Form (PDF)

For information regarding your benefits and claims prior to January 1, 2024, please refer to the below link or call:

Davis Vision

(800) 828-6100 (Dedicated Customer Service Line for MBF Members for claims incurred prior to 1/1/2024)

(800) 999-5431 (Provider Hotline)


Vision Care PPO

Note: The Management Benefits Fund (MBF) does not recommend or endorse any particular provider. It is important to understand that you are responsible for selecting the provider of your choice, participating or non-participating, and you should exercise the same care and apply the same criteria in selecting a participating provider that you would in selecting a non-participating provider.

Be sure to identify yourself as an eligible member of the Management Benefits Fund and confirm that the provider is an MBF participating provider.