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State Vision Plan
EyeMed: State Vision Plan Carrier
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
- CY23 State Vision Plan Active Employee Benefit Guide
- CY23 State Vision Plan Active Employee Benefit Summary
- CY23 State Vision Plan Retiree Benefit Guide
- CY23 State Vision Plan Retiree Benefit Summary
- CY22 State Vision Plan Active Employee Benefit Guide
- CY22 State Vision Plan Active Employee Benefit Summary
- CY22 State Vision Plan Retiree Benefit Guide
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.
Effective 1/1/2023 corrective lenses and/or eyeglass frames (without the requirement of a prescription change) are covered every 12 consecutive months.
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.).
*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) or Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) employees.
State Vision Plan Lasik Coverage*
$1,000 Lasik reimbursement is extended from employee only coverage to also include coverage for a spouse of an active employee, effective 1/1/2023*. This is a lifetime maximum benefit and applies only to employees and their spouses; dependents who are not benefit-eligible state employees are not covered.
To request reimbursement for Lasik procedures performed, eligible individuals* 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 individuals 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.
*Employees enrolled in the State Vision Plan are eligible as of 10/4/2020 to seek reimbursement, MSPTA-represented (T01) employees enrolled in the State Vision Plan are eligible to seek reimbursement for dates of service on or after 1/1/2023. Spouses covered under an employee's State Vision Plan are eligible to seek reimbursements for dates of service on or after 1/1/2023. Lasik discounts are also available for employees and their covered dependents. View the 2023 EyeMed State Vision Plan Active Employee Benefit Guide for details.
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.