The Health and Welfare Fund offers you with comprehensive and affordable vision benefits insured by Vision Service Plan (VSP).
New participants may enroll for vision coverage by sending a completed Vision Benefit Enrollment Form to the Fund Office within 60 days of the date when first eligible. If you enroll after the first 60 days, your vision coverage becomes effective the month following the date when the form is received, not retroactive to your initial eligibility date.
Re-enrollment is not required each year. Contact the Fund Office to verify coverage before scheduling vision care.
Your vision care coverage encourages regular eye exams and helps pay for prescription lenses and frames or contact lenses.
VSP benefits are available when you or your covered dependents see an eye care professional for an exam or need vision care materials or supplies. Click here for your VSP Vision Benefits Summary.
Once you verify that you are enrolled, simply call a VSP vision provider to schedule an appointment and let them know you have VSP coverage. If you go to a VSP provider, you are only responsible for copays, VSP handles the rest. If you use an out-of-network provider, your out-of-pocket costs will typically be higher. You would also pay in full at time of service and submit claims/receipts directly to VSP for reimbursement.
It’s easy to choose VSP providers (or check whether your current eye doctors or optometrist participate in the VSP network.) Simply visit vsp.com or call (800) 877-7195 to find a VSP provider in your area.
TIP: If you’re in need of urgent eye care services, have lost or broken glasses, or need contact lens refills, contact VSP at (800) 877-7195 or your VSP network doctor.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about Vision Coverage.