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
State Vision Plan Booklet (PDF)
Active Employee Summary of Benefits (PDF)
Retiree Summary of Benefits (PDF)
Fact Sheet (PDF)
Find a VSP Doctor Tool
Specialty Computer and Safety Glasses - Effective October 9, 2016
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 2016-2017 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 copay.
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.).
2015-2016 Computer and Safety Glasses Information
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.
As of October 9, 2016, please begin using the Specialty Computer and Safety Glasses information found in the link section at the top of the page.
*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.