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Vision Service Plan (VSP)

The Vision Service Plan (VSP) is an additional voluntary benefit that allows you to purchase voluntary vision coverage at a relatively low cost and 100% employee contributory.

Note: Currently, for those employees who are enrolled in the GIC Health Insurance plans, you are offered one (1) eye exam every twenty-four (24) months and access to discounts on frames and lenses.

Enrolled members can choose to see any doctor of their choice; however, benefits are maximized when received through a VSP participating doctor. Members can choose from one of 30,000 participating doctors nationwide. VSP Doctors are located in retail, neighborhood, medical and professional settings.

 

Copays (apply in and out of network)

WellVision Exam

$10 copay

Materials

$25 copay

Copays (apply in and out of network)

WellVision Exam $10 copay
Materials $25 copay

Plan Frequencies

Exam Once every plan year*
Lenses Once every plan year*
Frame Once every other plan year*
*Plan year begins July 1

Reimbursement

Services Benefits with VSP Doctor Out of Network Reimbursement
WellVision Exam: Covered in full after copay Reimbursed up to $45
Frame: -Covered up to $150 retail allowance-20% off any amount above the retail allowance Reimbursed up to $70
Lenses:Single VisionLined BifocalLined TrifocalLenticular Covered in full after copayCovered in full after copayCovered in full after copayCovered in full after copay Reimbursed up to $30Reimbursed up to $50Reimbursed up to $65Reimbursed up to $100
Contact Lenses(instead of glasses) -$150 allowance for contacts, copay does not apply-Contact lens exam (fitting & eval) covered after $60 max copay Reimbursed up to $105

 

Additional Savings

 

  • Lens enhancements are covered after a copay, saving members an average of 20-25%.
  • 20% savings on additional glasses or sunglasses, including lens enhancements, from any VSP provider within 12 months of your last eye exam
  • Average 15% off the regular price, or 5% off the promotional price of laser vision correction services through VSP contracted laser centers

Member Exclusive Offers

Exclusive special offers from VSP and leading industry brands for VSP members only. Visit https://vsp.com/optical-discounts.html

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