Board of Trustees Announces Improved Vision Benefits

Beginning January 1, 2020, Health Plan participants with vision coverage will enjoy improved vision benefits that will lower the amount you pay out of pocket for common network services like contacts, lenses and frames.

The improved vision benefits include the following:

  • increased network allowances on frames and elective contact lenses,
  • the elimination of the co-payment for standard progressive lenses, and
  • a limit on the amount you pay for contact lens fitting and evaluation.
With these enhancements you will enjoy lower out-of-pocket costs when you visit a network vision provider.

The chart below summarizes the improvements to covered network services.

ServiceCurrent Network CoverageChanges Effective 1/1/2020
Standard Progressive LensesCovered with $50 co-paymentCovered (no co-payment)
Frame$120 allowance with $30 co-payment$220 allowance with $30 co-payment
Elective Contacts$120 allowance with $30 co-payment$200 allowance with $30 co-payment
Contact Lens Fitting and Evaluation15% savings$200 allowance with co-payment not to exceed $60

In addition, there are extra savings to take advantage of with your VSP coverage. Go to for details.

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