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Benefits Administration

Vision Insurance

Eligible employees can choose from two vision options:

  • Basic Plan
  • Expanded Plan

(Note: Local education and local government members should check with their agency benefits coordinator to see if dental insurance is available.)

Both plans offer the same services, including:

  • Annual routine eye exam
  • Frames
  • Eyeglass lenses
  • Contact lenses
  • Discount on Lasik/refractive surgery

View a comparison of the plans' benefits »

As with other optional products, the state's vision insurance is an employee pay-all option. This means the state does not pay any part of the premium. Members are responsible for the full premium.

Both plans are administered by EyeMed Vision Care. Our network is the Select Network. You will receive the maximum benefit when visiting a provider in the Select network. However, out-of-network benefits are also available.

EyeMed does offer some additional discounts

  • 40% off on additional pairs of eyeglasses at any network location, after the vision benefit has been used
  • 15% off conventional contact lenses after the benefit has been used
  • 20% off non-covered items such as lens cleaner, accessories and non-prescription sunglasses
  • Expanded Plan only: 25% to 50% savings on premium progressive lenses and anti-reflective lenses

General limitations and exclusions
The following services are not covered under the vision plan:

  • Treatment of injury or illness covered by workers' compensation or employer's liability laws
  • Cosmetic surgery and procedures
  • Services received without cost from any federal, state or local agency
  • Charges by any hospital or other surgical or treatment facility and any additional fees charged for treatment in any such facility
  • Services by a vision provider beyond the scope of his or her license
  • Vision services for which the patient incurs no charge
  • Vision services where charges exceed the amount that would be collected if no vision coverage existed

Note: If you receive vision services and materials that exceed the covered benefit, you will be responsible for paying the difference for the actual services and materials you receive.