State Vision Plan

Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage for Adult Children: Changes to economic benefits under new collective bargaining agreements and commission approvals will take effect in October. Employees will be able to add dependent adult children for dental and vision benefits during the annual Insurance Open Enrollment (IOE) in August to take effect October 6, 2019. Until then, dependent adult children can enroll only if unmarried, dependent on the employee for at least 50% of their support, and enrolled in and regularly attending an accredited educational institution. Until October, an adult child cannot be added unless there is a qualifying life event (e.g., new college enrollment) allowing mid-year changes.

EyeMed: State Vision Plan Carrier (Effective 10/1/18)

For EyeMed Customer Service call 1-833-279-4355
Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

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On October 1, 2018, EyeMed replaced Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/VSP as the administrator of the State Vision Plan. For existing enrollees in the current State Vision Plan, BCBSM/VSP coverage ended on September 30, 2018. Enrollees in the State Vision Plan under BCBSM/VSP were automatically transitioned to EyeMed on October 1, 2018 with no gap in coverage. Benefit coverage did not change. EyeMed sent member cards to enrollees in September 2018.

Finding In-Network Providers

Use EyeMed’s Provider Locator Tool to find In-Network Providers in your area. When using the tool, leave the default network set to "Access."  This is the title of the State Vision Plan network, so changing the network setting to anything but "Access" may result in an incorrect list of providers.

Eligibility, Coverage, and Participation

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 Insurance Premium Rates chart.

This plan covers routine vision examinations and glaucoma testing once every 12 consecutive months, as well as corrective lenses and/or eyeglass frames once every 24 consecutive months (or once every 12 months if your prescription changes). The plan pays up to the EyeMed-approved amount minus member copay.

There is a distinction between benefits payable to EyeMed's 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 EyeMed'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.).

*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.

Computer and Safety Glasses Information

Please review the Specialty Computer and Safety Glasses web page at the link below, as well as the Specialty Glasses summaries.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan partnering with
Vision Service Plan® (VSP)

Enrollees in the State Vision Plan under BCBSM/VSP were automatically transitioned to EyeMed on October 1, 2018 with no gap in coverage.

Image of glasses with the VSP logo in one lens and the BCBSM logo in the other.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)
Retiree Vision Plan Booklet (PDF)
Find a VSP Doctor Tool