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Vision Plan

Vision coverage is offered through VSP Vision Care, which serves more than 57 million people as the nation’s largest eye care plan provider.

The VSP plan also provides savings on hearing aids through the TruHearing MemberPlus program.

Eligibility

You have to be eligible for, but you do not have to be enrolled in, SERS’ health care coverage to sign up for vision coverage. You must enroll in vision coverage in order to enroll your spouse and/or children.

Open Enrollment Period

Vision plan enrollments are accepted every year from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. Coverage begins on Jan. 1 of the following year.

You decide each year during open enrollment whether to keep, enroll in, or cancel coverage.

You also can cancel coverage at any time by submitting a cancellation request in writing to SERS.

Premiums 

2017 Vision Premiums
Benefit recipient $  7.11
Benefit recipient and one dependent* $14.22
Benefit recipient and two or more dependents* $16.70

* A dependent can be a spouse or a child

 

Provider Choices

  • VSP Preferred Providers
    • If you see a VSP preferred provider, your out-of-pocket costs will be lower. To locate a VSP Preferred Provider, call customer service toll-free at 800-877-7195 or visit www.vsp.com and enter your zip code in the “Find a VSP Doctor” search box.
  • Non-Network Providers
    • You can choose any provider, national retailer, or local retail chain. However, if you see a non-network provider, your costs will be higher. If a non-network provider charges more than VSP allows, the provider can bill you the difference.

 

Vision Plan Highlights
Coverage with VSP Doctors and Affiliate Providers*
Coverage Effective Jan. 1, 2017
Services Description Co-pay Frequency
WellVision Exam       Focuses on your eyes and overall wellness $10 Every calendar year
Prescription Glasses   $25 See frame and lenses
Frame
  • $150 allowance for a wide selection of frames
  • $170 allowance for featured frame brands
  • 20% savings on the amount over your allowance
  • $80 allowance for frames at Costco and Walmart Affiliate Providers*
Included in prescription glasses Every other calendar year
Lenses
  • Single vision, lined bifocal, and lined trifocal lenses
Included in prescription glasses Every calendar year
Lens Options
  • Polycarbonate lenses
  • Standard progressive lenses
  • Premium progressive lenses
  • Custom progressive lenses
  • Average 20-25% off other lens options

$0
$50
$50
$150 - $175

 

Every calendar year
Contacts
(instead of
glasses)
  • $150 allowance for contacts; co-pay does not apply
  • Contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation)
Up to $60 Every calendar year

* Coverage with a retail chain affiliate may be different. Once your coverage is effective, visit vsp.com for details.

Final plan documentation applies.

 

Resources and Links

Member Health Care Guide