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 Highlights

  • 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 age 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)
  • Since Vision
100% after $15 copayment Up to $45 after $15 copayment
  • Lined Bifocal
100% after $15 copayment Up to $65 after $15 copayment
  • Lined Trifocal
100% after $15 copayment Up to $85 after $15 copayment
Frames
(once every year for child(ren) up to age 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 Vision Contribution

The contributions 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.

Barnes Eyecare Network Discount

BJC offers a vision discount program to all employees and their dependents through the Barnes Eyecare Network. Just show your BJC ID badge to receive discounted services. You do not have to enroll or pay anything for vision discounts. The network includes more than 150 ophthalmologists and optometrists. For more information, visit the Barnes Eyecare Network website.