Vision

Coverage from Vision Service Plan (VSP) features a large network of vision providers, including more than half of the private-practice eye doctors in the United States. In addition, many vision service providers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University are in the VSP Network.

VSP Plan Key Features

  • Covers a well-vision exam with a copayment for child(ren) up to age 18 twice a year, and adults once a year
  • Pays a portion of the cost for your contacts or eye-glass lenses once a calendar year
  • Pays a portion of the cost for children’s (up to 18) frames once a calendar year, and the cost of adult frames every other year
  • Provides a discount on laser vision correction
  • Note: an annual preventive vision exam is covered at 100 percent under the BJC Medical Plan, provided the service is received by an in-network provider.

To find a provider, visit VSP or call toll-free 800.877.7195.

Vision Coverage Chart

  VSP Provider Non-Network
WellVision Exam
(twice every calendar year for child(ren) up to 18; once every calendar year for adults)
$15 copayment Up to $45 after $15 copayment
Contacts
(once every calendar year instead of lenses and frames)
Up to $200 Up to $105
Contact Lens Exam, Fitting & Evaluation $60 copayment N/A
Lenses - (once every calendar year)
  Single Vision $15 copayment Up to $45 after $15 copayment
  Lined Bifocal $15 copayment Up to $65 after $15 copayment
  Lined Trifocal  $15 copayment Up to $85 after $15 copayment
Frames
(once every year for child(ren) up to 18; once every other calendar year for adults)
Up to $200 after $15 copayment Up to $47 after $15 copayment
Laser Vision Correction Average 15% discount N/A

Employee Cost for Vision Coverage

The costs listed below (which have increased for 2018) are pre-tax, per-pay-period deductions, based on 26 pay periods a year.

  Full-Time & Part-Time
Employee Only $3.58
Employee + Children $8.13
Employee + Spouse $7.17
Employee + Family $13.00

ID Cards

VSP does not issue ID cards. The network provider needs only your social security number to verify your benefits and submit claims.