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VSP Vision Plan
Access to vision care for you and your family reflects UC’s commitment to offering high quality, affordable benefit plans. The UC VSP ‘materials only’ vision plan provides you and your covered dependents with vision care services such as eye glasses and contact lenses, and does not require membership in the Anthem Medical Plan. Routine eye exams through an Anthem network provider are covered under our Anthem Medical Plans.
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Plan and Cost Information
The VSP Vision Benefits Summary describes what is covered under the plan in 2020. Enjoy a higher allowance for glasses and contacts!
You can find VSP network providers on the VSP website or call 800-877-7195. There are many VSP providers who are also in the Anthem medical plan.
You will pay for coverage on a pre-tax basis via payroll deduction. Learn more by visiting the employee contributions page.
Using the Benefit
You can choose between in-network or non-network coverage when you seek vision services. You can perform a provider search by accessing VSP’s website.
If you use a VSP provider, no claim forms are necessary, simply tell the provider you are covered by VSP. Your vision provider should file claims directly with VSP, although you will be required to pay for your portion of the expenses at the time of service.
If you use a non-network provider the plan pays less for covered services than it does when you use a network provider. Your provider may require you to pay for services in full and be reimbursed from VSP by filing a claim.
ID Card Information
You do not need an ID card, or Member Vision Card, to receive services or care. Simply call a VSP network doctor to schedule an appointment and tell them you're a VSP member. The doctor and VSP handle the rest!
If you would like a card, you can access your Member Vision Card under the "Benefits & Claims" section of VSP's website. The card is a summary of your benefits and includes information to help you easily manage your vision benefits.
Additional Benefit: Hearing Aid Discounts
When you enroll in the VSP Vision plan you and your family members are also eligible for significant discounts on hearing aids through TruHearing, VSP’s hearing care partner.
Health Savings Account and Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
You can use the money in your Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses related to the UC vision plan (e.g., copays).
Visit the Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account page for more information.
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