This might be a stupid question, but as drivers do we get vision benefits? I know we have great medical/dental, but I have not heard about vision. Thanks
Vision here is with VSP, company sponsored plan.
Free examination no co-pay once a year. includes family.
lenses are covered, no co-pay = single, bi-focal, tri-focal lined Have to pay extra for the progressive lenses(no lines)
Frames are paid up to $90 no co-pay, anything over that I pay the difference.
Contact lenses are covered up to $100 I think.
Everything above is once a year. I usually get a new pair of glasses every year, lenses get scratched up a lot.
laser visioncare is discounted, I think the health insurance picks up the larger portion of that, though.
You have to use a participating vsp provider to get the full discounts. they also pay non providers, but the discounts aren't as good.
Laser visioncare is discounted? Health insurance picks up the larger portion of that? Wow! I'd like to get in on that...serious! Been thinking of it for long time but heard that insurance or VSP wouldn't touch it.
Will make serious inquiries here now...so's SOMEBODY, besides me, will pay for it before I retire, hopefully in 2 yrs.
I was checking into the laser surgery the other year, but was told since I needed bi-focals, that I wouldn't be getting the full benefit of it, so I forgot about getting it. Sucks when ya get old. Recon I'll be stuck with the bifocals the rest of my life, don't even want to think about tri-focals. VSP has a website to check on employee coverages. I have Aetna insurance through the company, not sure if you have the same setup or not.
Made you guys the winner. I'm envious. I'm still amazied at how many different retirement plans there are even though we all retire as a "Teamster." It costs me $100.00 a month for medical and prescription ($9.00 co-pay on prescriptions) insurance. That covers both me and my wife. Don't get me wrong I am NOT complaining. I have many friends that would kill to have a retirement set up like I do.I highly recomend retirement to everyone. Don't work one more day than you have to. On second thought go ahead and put in 35-40 years. I will spend your contribution checks wisely. A person can never have too many toys you know.rod, here in upstate new york we do not lose our dental and vision benefit when we retire. we have it until we turn 62.
Ah- but the key to your post is "Metro Philly" . Being retired in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, I wouldn't trade places with you for tripple my pension & benefits. You betca don't cha know.Hate to tell you this Rod and Retired but in Metro Philly we keep all our health care benefits for 50.00 a month until we're 65.