Vision Benefits

State of Texas Vision for Former Employees

Vision benefits are an easy way for you and your dependents to maintain healthy vision and eyes. All Texas Employees Group Benefit Program (GBP) health plans cover an annual eye exam and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and injuries. Most health plans do not cover the cost of eyeglasses or contacts. Review your health plan’s covered services for details. State of Texas Vision, administered by Superior Vision Services, Inc., offers more complete vision coverage to help you save money on eye exams and eyewear.

Plan Benefits

  • Access to more than 70,000 providers nationwide in the Superior Vision network, including 46 of the top 50 optical retail chains
  • Low copays for annual exams
  • 24/7 access to provider and account information online and through the Superior Vision mobile app 
For an overview of vision plan benefits, view A Clear View of Your Vision Benefits.
Note: When using insurance benefits for vision correction or eye care, you can use benefits offered through State of Texas Vision OR the benefits available through your health plan. Benefits cannot be combined.

COBRA Continuation Coverage

After you leave employment, you may be eligible to continue coverage under COBRA for a maximum of 18 months by paying your premiums directly to ERS. COBRA is limited to the benefits you had when you leave employment. If you choose COBRA continuation coverage, you will pay the full cost of your premium(s). View COBRA Continuation Coverage for details.

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