Overview

This vision insurance plan 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 or $200 allowance based on brand) every other calendar year. Additional benefits are provided through VSP’s Laser Vision Care and KidsCare programs (impact resistant lenses, lens/frames replacement).

See the Plan Brochure in the Forms & Resources section below for plan details.

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 information regarding who employees can cover on this plan, see the Dependent Eligibility Chart pdf .

Provider Network

For lower out-of-pocket costs, employees should see a vision provider within VSP’s network. Additionally, the vision providers within VSP’s network will submit claims to VSP on behalf of the employee.

There are out-of-network benefits provided under this vision insurance plan; however, out-of-pocket cost will likely be higher. In addition, employees need to submit claims to VSP on their own.

Not sure if your vision provider is in VSP’s network? Call VSP at 800-877-7195, check online at uwsystem.vspforme.com or contact the vision provider directly.

Enrollment

Employees have 30 days from their 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 VSP, you must remain enrolled for the calendar year.

Note: VSP does not issue ID cards. If you enroll, to help your provider verify your vision insurance with VSP, bring your Employee ID with you to your appointment.

Benefit Premiums

For VSP premiums, see the Benefit Premiums page.

Forms & Resources


last updated: 11/05/2019

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.