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Vision Care


Vision Care is available to state employees and their dependents at no cost to the employee. Coverage is offered through the unions in conjunction with the Department of Higher Education Health and Welfare Fund.

For non-union employees, vision care is offered by the Department of Higher Education Non-Unit Employee Health and Welfare Fund. The cost of this program is included in the bi-weekly payroll deduction for the non-unit dental plan. (See dental insurance for premium rates.)

MTA/NEA (MSCA and APA Members (Faculty, Librarians, and Administrators)

As a member of the MTA, you are automatically enrolled in MetLife VisionAccess which offers employees and their families discounts at a nationwide network of popular eyecare providers and optical shops with no claim forms required. To receive your discounts, just give the participating provider your program code: MET2020.

For complete information visit www.metlife.com/mybenefits or call 1-800-ASK-4MET. The company name is "MTA".

The effective date of coverage is the first day of the month 180 days following the date of hire.

For eligibility questions or problems, you should contact McKenzie & Company, the administrator of the plan, at 617-723-7232.

AFSCME Members (Classified Unit I and Unit II)

As a member of the AFSCME union, you are automatically enrolled in the Davis Vision Care program. Depending on which option you choose, you may be required to pay only a co-pay to receive your vision care benefits or you may receive a reimbursement for services outside the plan. The effective date of coverage is the first day of the month 180 days following the date of hire.

New employees will be given an enrollment packet by the AFSCME union steward on campus. Additional information regarding this benefit can be obtained from the Union or by visiting the Davis Vision website at www.davisvision.com.

For eligibility questions or problems, you should contact the Massachusetts Public Employees Fund, the administrator of the plan, at 1-800-325-5214 or you may call the Vision Care Processing Unit at 1-800-406-1656.

Non-Union Employees

As a non-union employee, you are automatically enrolled in MetLife VisionAccess which offers employees and their families discounts at a nationwide network of popular eyecare providers and optical shops with no claim forms required. To receive your discounts, just give the participating provider your program code: MET2020.

For complete information visit www.metlife.com/mybenefits or call 1-800-GET-MET8. The company name is "DHE Non-Unit".

The effective date of coverage is the same as your health insurance (the first day of the month following 60 calendar days from the date of hire, or two calendar months, whichever comes first). Click here to see a chart.

For eligibility questions or problems, you should contact McKenzie & Company, the administrator of the plan, at 617-723-7232.

 
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