State Vision Plan
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan partnering with
Vision Service Plan® (VSP)
For VSP Customer Service call 855-356-4362
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST
If you are a seasonal, part-time, permanent intermittent or job sharing employee - or if you are a State employee married to another State employee/retiree see the Employee Eligibility page. The State will cover the full premium cost of this plan.* No payroll deductions are required. Please refer to the FY 2015-2016 Insurance Premium Rates chart.
This plan covers routine vision examinations and glaucoma testing once in every 12 consecutive months, as well as corrective lenses and/or eyeglass frames once in every 24 consecutive months (or once in every 12 months if your prescription changes). The plan pays up to the VSP approved amount minus member co-pay.
There is a distinction between benefits payable to VSP participating providers and non-participating providers. Participating providers will file your claim for you and, aside from any non-covered options you order, they will accept VSP's payment as payment-in-full. However, if you use the services of a non-participating provider, you must pay the provider yourself and file your own claim for a partial reimbursement on a scheduled basis (for example, $13/pair for single vision lenses, $20/pair for bifocals, $3/pair for tints, etc.).
Eligible VDT/CRT operators or employees who operate microfiche readers who, while operating a VDT/CRT or microfiche reader require prescription corrective glasses which are different than those normally used, are eligible for reimbursement for lenses and frames on an annual basis. Review the VDT/CRT PDF for additional information.
*Note: Except for those employees in certain bargaining units who are hired on or after 1/1/00 who have a regular work schedule of 40 hours or less per bi-weekly pay period (not permanent-intermittent positions.