Vision

Under the VSP Choice Plan, you can use any licensed vision provider you choose, but you’ll pay less when you use a VSP provider. If you use a non-VSP provider, you have to pay your bill in full, and VSP will reimburse you based on a schedule of benefits.

As a reminder you can use Health Account credits to help pay these vision care costs.

To find a VSP provider in your area, go to VSP’s website or call 1-800-877-7195.

Costs

2019 vision contributions

Management and A&T employees

PG&E pays the full cost of vision coverage for you and your family.

Monthly Cost of Vision Plan Coverage Administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP) You Pay Monthly PG&E Pays Monthly Total Monthly Cost
Employee only $0.00 $6.25 $6.25
Employee + spouse/ registered domestic partner $0.00 $13.12 $13.12
Employee + children $0.00 $11.26 $11.26
Employee + spouse/registered dependent + children $0.00 $18.14 $18.14
Union-represented full time employees

PG&E pays the full cost of vision coverage for full-time employees and their families.

Monthly Cost of Vision Plan Coverage Administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP) You Pay Monthly PG&E Pays Monthly Total Monthly Cost
Employee only $0.00 $5.49 $5.49
Employee + spouse/ registered domestic partner $0.00 $11.50 $11.50
Employee + children $0.00 $9.85 $9.85
Employee + spouse/registered dependent + children $0.00 $15.88 $15.88

*If you're a part-time employee, please see your 2019 Personalized Enrollment Worksheet for 2019 contributions.

Vision FAQs

Can I use my Health Account to pay for optometrist visit?

Yes. You may have to initially pay for your optometrist visit with your personal funds, but you can get reimbursed by filing a claim to the Health Account.

If I pay for my optometrist visit using my personal funds, how can I get reimbursed?

If you pay for your optometrist visit using your personal funds, you can be reimbursed by filing a claim to the Health Account or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) if you have one. See the Reimbursements section under Medical Anthem Members or Medial Kaiser Members for more information on how to process your reimbursement.

How do I contact VSP?

To contact VSP, visit VSP’s website or call 1-800-877-7195.

What is my VSP group number?

Union-represented employees
401601-Div6, Class 3

Management/A&T employees
401604-Div44, Class 8

Employees on LTD
LTD Union-Represented Employees: 401601-Div 46, Class 3
LTD Mgmt/A&T Employees: 401601-Div 52, Class 10

VISION PLAN PROVISIONS
Vision Benefits
Copayments with your VSP doctor
  • $10 per exam
  • $25 for materials (lenses and frames)*
Benefits with VSP Doctor
  • Vision exams-every 12 months
  • Eyeglass lenses-every 12 months
  • Frames-covered up to $150 every 24 months
  • Elective contact lenses and contact lens exam (fitting and evaluation)- covered up to $150 every 12 months; 15% off contact lens exam (you’ll be eligible for a frames allowance 12 months after you get contact lenses)
  • Visually necessary contact lenses-covered in full when obtained from a participating doctor and only when prior authorization from VSP for medically necessary conditions.
  • Ultraviolet lenses-covered
  • Photochromic lenses-covered
  • Lasik-covered up to $250 per eye (lifetime limit)
Non-Covered Lens Options
  • Extra savings on additional glasses and sunglasses, including lens options, from a VSP doctor within 12 months of your last exam.

* You're responsible for charges that exceed the plans allowable expenses – and for the cost of cosmetic extras not covered by the plan like blended, tinted or oversized lenses.