What's New in 2019
Anchor Vision and Anchor Vision Plus both offer preventive care coverage and an allowance for frames and contacts. Anchor Vision is a base plan, but Anchor Vision Plus is a "buy-up" option that offer bigger allowances.
New! Under the Anchor vision plans, dependents up to age 26 are eligible to enroll.
How Do the "Buy-Up" Options Work?
You can elect to pay a higher premium (co-share) to receive more vision coverage. Keep in mind, however, that the State’s contribution towards the cost of your coverage is the same regardless of whether you elect the base or the buy-up option.
The buy-up option has higher allowances and may be worth considering if you or your dependent may need additional vision services in 2019.
What You Should Know
- Both plan options offer benefits in- and out-of-network. However, the State encourages you to visit a VSP participating provider to receive the greatest coverage. To find a provider near you, visit www.vsp.com.
- VSP does not issue ID cards, but you may print one out after registering/logging into your account on www.vsp.com. Your ID number is your Social Security Number. At your appointment, tell your doctor that you are a member of VSP in order for him/her to verify your VSP eligibility.
Click on the chart below to see how Anchor Vision and Anchor Vision Plus compare across specific coverages.
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Need Help Choosing Your Plan?
Visit the Decision Support page for tools such as ALEX®, the State Employee Benefits Guide and benefits videos & presentations that can help you better understand your plan options and make the best choice for you and your family.
VSP offers an online, in-network eyewear store called “Eyeconic,” exclusively for VSP members. Eyeconic has a huge selection of contact lenses and designer frames at low prices. In fact, if you find a lower price, they will refund you the difference. There’s a virtual tryon feature, and shipping and returns are free. Visit www.eyeconic.com to start shopping.