Whether it be sunglasses, reading glasses or contact lenses, we don’t often think we need to see an eye care specialist if we don’t wear corrective vision lenses. However, as we get older, visits to the eye doctor are important to diagnose early symptoms of vision problems such as chronic dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts or age-related macular degeneration, which can blur your central vision.
If you experience any symptoms, such as itchy, watery or dry eyes, don’t put off seeing your eye care specialist. It’s crucial to see your eye care specialist for these symptoms to prevent permanent injury or rule out chronic vision issues.
The Insurance and Benefits Trust of PORAC provides access to vision insurance coverage through its trusted provider, VSP, to subscribed PORAC members, providing access to routine eye exams, eyewear and well care exams.
Both active and retired PORAC members have access to the IBT’s sponsored VSP coverage.
The VSP coverage is offered as group coverage to individual RAM members and Group Active Associations who are active employees and whose Associations have opted into the IBT sponsored vision plan have access to this VSP coverage.
VSP has been a trusted partner of the IBT for many years and provides access to a wide range of in-network optometrists and services.
Below is a brief summary of some of the more common benefits covered under the VSP Plan:
With so many in-network choices, VSP makes it easy for our members to get the most out of their benefits. You’ll have access to preferred private practice, retail, and online in-network choices.
If you are already enrolled in the IBT’s sponsored VSP insurance plan, using your VSP benefits is easy! Just create an account at VSP.com and view your available benefits, file a claim to request reimbursement and find a network or out-of-network doctor in your area and view other special offers and savings!
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