Vision Insurance

ll eligible employees are covered by a comprehensive vision insurance plan with EyeMed. Vision insurance is bundled (comes with) with medical insurance and enrollment levels must match (single, two-person, or family). For employees without WSU medical insurance coverage, vision is only available as a voluntary election (see below).

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Basic Vision Plan

The Basic Plan through EyeMed will automatically be provided to all eligible employees who are enrolled in a WSU medical plan. Note: If you are not interested in a higher level of vision coverage, no action is required. You will remain in the basic vision plan.

Enhanced Buy-Up Vision Plan

Employees have the option as a new employee or during Open Enrollment to upgrade to the Enhanced Buy-up Plan. This plan offers higher eyewear allowances and several lens options covered with no copay as part of the benefit.  If you elect the Enhanced Buy-up Plan you must remain in that plan for the full 2019 calendar year.

Comparing Basic vs. Enhanced Buy-Up Vision Plans

Basic and Enhanced Buy-Up Services, Copays and Reimbursements 

Basic vs. Enhanced Buy-Up Cost Comparison

Example of Basic vs. Enhanced Buy-Up Out of Pocket Costs

Voluntary Vision Plan

If you have declined WSU medical insurance, you may enroll in the Voluntary Vision Plan (either the Basic or Enhanced Buy-Up) at the time of hire, during Open Enrollment, or upon a Life Status Change Event.

Use this form to enroll in the 2020 Voluntary Vision Plan. 

2020 Voluntary Vision Cost Per Pay

Coverage Level Basic Vision Plan
Bi-Weekly Deduction
Enhanced Buy-Up Vision Plan
Bi-Weekly Deduction
Single 
12 Month $4.23 $7.46
9 Month $5.64 $9.95
Two-Person
12 Month $8.01 $14.12
9 Month $10.68 $18.82
Family
12 Month $11.79 $20.78
9 Month $15.72 $27.70

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