Overview

2020: Vision insurance is offered through VSP. Benefits include one vision examination per calendar year, one set of corrective lenses per calendar year and one set of frames (up to $150 allowance) every other calendar year. For plan details, see the 2020 Plan Brochure in the Forms & Resources section below.

2021: Vision insurance is offered through DeltaVision (in partnership with EyeMed). For plan details, see the 2021 Vision Summary in the Forms & Resources section below.

Eligibility

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this plan:

  • Eligible for State Group Health Insurance; and
  • Are not receiving a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) annuity.

For detailed information on who you can cover on this plan, see the Dependent Eligibility Chart (UWS 25) pdf .

Provider Network

For lower out-of-pocket costs, you should see an in-network vision provider. In-network vision providers will submit claims to the appropriate vision insurance administrator on your behalf.

There are out-of-network benefits for the vision insurance; however, your out-of-pocket cost will likely be higher. In addition, you will need to submit your claims to the appropriate vision insurance administrator. Out-of-network providers typically will not submit claims on your behalf.

Not sure if your vision provider is in-network? Contact the administrator directly to find out (contact information is in the Forms & Resources section below).

Enrollment

You have 30 days from your date of employment or newly benefits-eligible job to enroll in vision insurance. Coverage will begin on the first of the month on or following eligibility date. If you do not enroll or do not include dependents on your plan during the initial 30-day enrollment period, you may enroll during the Annual Benefits Enrollment period or if you have a qualifying life event. See Life Events for more information.

Once you are enrolled in vision insurance, you must remain enrolled for the entire calendar year.

ID Cards: In 2020, VSP does not issue ID cards. To help your provider verify your vision insurance with VSP, bring your Employee ID with you to your appointment. In 2021, DeltaVision will issue ID cards. If you enroll, bring your ID card with you to your appointment.

Benefit Premiums

For vision insurance premiums, see the Benefit Premiums page.

Forms & Resources


Every effort has been made to ensure this information is current and correct. Information on this page does not guarantee enrollment, benefits and/or the ability to make changes to your benefits.

Updated: 10/23/2020