Vision insurance is provided to all eligible employees † effective on the date of hire or the first day of the semester for faculty members. Eligible employees may select individual or family vision insurance with Vision Service Plan (VSP).
The VSP Eyecare Benefit brochure provides a summary of the state employee vision coverage.
Applicable co-share's will be deducted from the employees biweekly pay on a pre-tax basis. Click on the schedule of current co-shares and scroll down to the applicable employment classification below:
Changes to vision insurance may be made during open enrollment, and take effect the first pay period in January, unless a "Qualifying Status Change" is experienced.
Any change in employment classification that would result in the loss of eligibility to participate in the vision insurance plan may qualify an employee for benefits continuation under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Employees should refer to theCOBRA (Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage) policy for more information.
To learn more about the vision plan, visit the State of Rhode Island's Vision Insurance page at:http://www.employeebenefits.ri.gov/Vision.php
Waiving VSP Insurance
Should an employee already have insurance coverage through other means, he/she may elect to waive vision insurance coverage. An employee may reverse this waiver should a change in family status result in a loss of coverage through other means.