State of Texas Vision for Former Employees

Vision benefits are an easy way for you and your dependents to maintain the health of your eyes. All Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) health plans cover an annual eye exam and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and injuries. GBP 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 EyeMed Vision Care, LLC., offers complete vision coverage to help you save money on eye exams and eyewear.

Plan Benefits

  • Access to thousands of providers nationwide in the EyeMed INSIGHT network, including top optical retail chains
  • Low copay for an annual exam
  • 24/7 access to provider and account information online and through the EyeMed mobile app 

See an overview of vision plan 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 up to 18 months by paying your premiums directly to ERS. COBRA is limited to the benefits you had when you left employment. If you choose COBRA continuation coverage, you will pay the full cost of your premium(s). View COBRA Continuation Coverage for details.