State Vision Plan

EyeMed: State Vision Plan Carrier

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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

New 10/4/20: State Vision Plan Lasik Coverage*

An employee-only $1,000 Lasik reimbursement plan-design enhancement was added to the State Vision Plan, effective 10/4/2020. This is a lifetime maximum benefit and applies only to employees; dependents who are not benefit-eligible state employees are not covered.

To request reimbursement for Lasik procedures performed on or after 10/4/20, eligible employees should complete the Out-of-of Network Claim Form, accessible via the prior link, or by logging in to the EyeMed State Vision Plan Member Portal. Select "Claims", then the "Out-of-Network Claims" tab, and complete the Out-of-Network Claim Form for reimbursement. Eligible employees will also need to include an itemized receipt for Lasik services with the claims form. If you are an eligible state employee enrolled in the State Vision Plan as another state employee’s dependent, call 1-833-279-4355 to ensure enrollment prior to submitting the Out-of-Network Claim Form.

*Note: MSPTA-represented employees are excluded from this plan-design enhancement. However, Lasik discounts are available for MSPTA-represented employees and dependents and for non-MSPTA represented employees' dependents. View the 20-21 EyeMed State Vision Plan Active Employee Benefit Guide for details.

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.