Providence’s 2014 vision benefits

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Healthy vision benefits everyone. Uncorrected vision can decrease employee performance by as much as 20 percent, and the cost to business from employee vision disorders tops $8 billion annually. Employee surveys also show they rate this an important benefit.

For groups that renew on or after Jan. 1, 2014, Providence Health Plan offers vision benefits through our partner Vision Service Plan (VSP), the largest nonprofit vision benefits and services company in the U.S.

Adult vision benefits vary for individuals and families as well as groups sized 1-50, but most plans include an eye exam and hardware (frames, lenses or contacts) benefit. All these plans include pediatric vision coverage – eye exam and hardware – with no cost sharing.

For groups sized 51+, there are four vision plan options that can be purchased, from an economical “exam only” option to a premium offering that provides exams, frames and lenses or contacts every 12 months. All options also include pediatric vision coverage with no cost sharing.

Note: To ensure employees can utilize their vision benefits, please be aware that VSP requires a unique 17-digit ID composed of the member ID + group number – anytime VSP is contacted regarding eligibility, benefits or claims. This information is listed on the member’s Providence Health Plan health ID card.

Example
Member: John Smith
ID #: 100112222-02
Group #: 100710

John's VSP member ID = 11-digit member ID + 6-digit group number = 10011222202100710

If employees choose to receive services from a non-VSP Preferred Provider, they can request reimbursement from VSP.

Additionally, we partner with TruVision, Northwest Vision Associates and Visionworks to offer discounts on vision, available to all members regardless of health plan. Discounted products and services include LASIK, contact lenses, eyeglasses and eye exams.​​