Vision Benefits Offered by the Trust

The Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust offers vision coverage to thousands of participants. Please refer to your collective bargaining agreement or login or call Northwest Benefits Network at (800) 732-1123 to see if your plan covers vision benefits.

Trust Medical Plan
NBN Vision Plan

Northwest Benefits Network (NBN) has a network of providers to assure quality care while controlling costs. Benefits are maximized when services are obtained from a participating NBN network provider.

  NBN Network Provider Non-Network Provider
Examination Paid in full $35
Lenses (per pair)

  • Single Vision
  • Bifocal
  • Trifocal
  • Lenticular
Paid in full*
Paid in full*
Paid in full*
Paid in full*
Frames Paid in full** $30
Contact Lenses (subnormal) Paid in full $200
Contact Lenses (elective) In lieu of glasses (frame and lenses) Paid in full $90

Paid in Full includes:

  • Basic lenses
  • Solid color coating and tinting (e.g. sun tints)
  • Gradient tinting
  • Mirror coating
  • UV protection
  • Polarized lenses or laminated lenses
  • Photochromatic Light-sensitive glass lenses (light and dark shades, e.g. PhotoSun)
  • Photochromatic Light-sensitive plastic lenses (such as Transitions); standard grades***
  • Progressive lenses (no-line bifocal); standard grades ***
  • Polycarbonate lenses
  • Special lens edge treatments (e.g. drilling, notching, grooving, beveling or polishing or coating edges)
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Anti-reflective coating + scratch coating; standard grades ***
  • Scratch coating; standard grades ***
  • Oversize lenses
  • Prism and double segments
  • Slab off

** Limited to frames selection

*** Plan pays for standard or basic styles. Patient pays any extra in cost of “Premium” progressives, photochromatic, scratch coating, or anti-reflective + scratch coat lens extras.

Visit NBN Vision online to search for a vision provider. Under “Resources” click the “NBN Vision Provider Locator” tab. Or call (800) 732-1123.