Improved Vision Benefit and New Expanded Vision Network

Effective for eligible claims incurred on and after January 1, 2012, the Plan is improving the vision benefits offered to participants and changing the vision benefit program’s network of providers.

This new vision program will be administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP), which is a preferred provider organization (PPO) with a large national network of participating providers that have agreed to charge discounted rates for most vision services. That means you pay less out of your own pocket when you use a VSP network provider.

Expanded Vision Network Makes Saving Money Easier

You always have the option of using network or non-network providers. However, it’s important to remember that when you use a VSP PPO provider you’ll pay less out of your pocket, have greater coverage and claims for benefits will be filed for you directly by the VSP network provider. Since the new vision program offers you an expanded national network of providers, it should be easy for you to find a VSP network provider and make the most of your vision benefits under the Plan. In the event you use a non-network provider for vision services, you will be required to pay for your services at the time you receive them and then submit a claim reimbursement form to VSP.

Check with your current vision provider to see if they participate in the VSP network. Or, you can find a VSP network provider by visiting the VSP website at or by calling VSP Member Services at 1-800-877-7195, Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.