Accepted Insurance Carriers

Information for Patients

Our practices currently have more than 3,000 plans and insurance carriers. The following list is a small fraction of the insurances we have in contract. If you do not see your insurance listed, please contact our insurance/billing department who will be glad to verify your enrollment and benefits.

Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

  • Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage (not Individual Value HMO)
  • Blue Cross Arizona Medicare Advantage (Referral required)
  • Blue Cross Out of State Medicare Advantage
  • Caremore
  • Cigna Health Springs Preferred HMO (Referral required)
  • Allwell (Referral required)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Complete (ID # ENDS IN -00)
  • United HealthCare Optum
  • UHC Metro Tucson Network (ID # ENDS IN -01)

Commerical Plans

  • Aetna PPO, HMO, POS (not Value Plans)

  • AZ Foundation PPO

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – PPO & HMO (not Select Plan, Alliance, or Acclaim)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Out of State

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal

  • Cigna PPO, HMO, Open Access

  • Clover

  • Allwell (Referral required, Not contracted with Marketplace Plan)

  • Humana (not HMOx)

  • Imperial Insurance Companies

  • Tricare for Life, Tricare Standard, Tricare Prime (requires authorization)

  • United Health Care Plans – Tier 1 providers (HMO requires referral)

AHCCCS Plans (M.D. & D.O.’s Only)

Desert Eye Associates is contracted with AHCCCS for medical exams only and for patients 21 years of age and older. For routine vision exams or for patients under 21 years of age, please contact your AHCCCS plan for a contracted provider.

  • United Health Care Community Plan Medicaid (Referral required)
  • United Health Care Community Plan Long Term Care
  • United Health Care Community Plan Medicare
  • Mercy Care Advantage
  • Mercy Care (Referral required)
  • Medicaid Buy In Plan (Copays & Deductibles will be collected at time of service)

Vision Plans (Optometrists Only)

  • Avesis

  • VSP

  • Spectera

  • Eye Med – most lines (call to verify that we are on your plan)

  • Superior Vision

  • Davis Vision (not contract for contact fits or lenses) 

Does Your Insurance Require a Referral?

Should your insurance plan(s) require a referral for your visit, please contact the appropriate doctor (usually primary care physician) to supply you with the document needed.