If you're a Permanent-Intermittent (PI) employee, you must work a minimum of 480 hours in the January-June or July-December control period to be eligible for the vision benefit.
The State is responsible for payment of your monthly premium to VSP for the basic plan. You and your eligible dependents are required to pay a $10 deductible for an eye examination and a $25 deductible for materials (frame and/or lenses), if needed.
Premier Vision Plan
All active State employees (with the exception of rank and file BU 6 employees, as their vision benefits are provided by their trust) are eligible to enroll in the Premier Vision Plan for a small monthly employee cost share. The Premier Vision Plan enables you to get a higher allowance for frames and contacts, fully covered progressive lenses, and more discounts.
The State will continue to contribute $8.64 towards the monthly premium. If you choose the Premier Vision Plan, the additional cost will be deducted directly from your State pay warrant.
The monthly Premier Vision Plan employee share effective January 1, 2014 is:
Employee plus 1 dependent $13.12
Employee plus 2 or more dependents $21.12
If you choose to upgrade to the Premier Plan, any dependents you wish to cover must also be enrolled by you into the Premier Plan coverage. You cannot choose to enroll in both the Basic and Premier vision plan coverage at the same time, or split your enrollment leaving any dependents on the basic vision plan.