If you don't want to make any changes to your coverage, you don't need to do anything. Open enrollment forms must be signed and submitted to VSP at the address on the form, no later than October 30, 2015.
Enrollments and changes made during open enrollment take effect January 1, 2016.
Retirees will be able to choose between two vision plans. The new Retiree Premier Vision Plan with enhanced benefits will be effective January 1, 2016. Plan information and enrollment materials will be mailed to the home/mailing address that you have on file with the State Controller's Office.
Open enrollment is a time set aside each year when eligible employees can enroll, or add/delete family members. The annual open enrollment period for the Retiree Vision Program is usually every September-October. The effective date for actions made during open enrollment will be January 1st of the following year.
The amount deducted from your retirement check each month in 2015 for the Retiree Basic Vision care is:
The amount deducted from your retirement check each month in 2016 for the new Retiree Premier Vision care is:
Premier Plan (Only for retiring employees who were already enrolled in Premier prior to retirement)
Retiree Basic Vision benefit coverage is as follows:
Retiree Premier Vision benefit coverage is as follows:
When you choose contacts instead of glasses, your $200 allowance applies to the cost of your eye exam, contacts and the contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation). This exam is in addition to your vision exam to ensure proper fit or contacts.
EXTRA Discounts and Savings
Average 15% discount from contracted VSP Laser Vision Care facilities.
15% off cost of contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation).
What are the plan premiums?
Premiums vary depending on which plan tier the annuitant chooses Annuitants will have three plan tiers to choose from: