University of Chicago Postdoctoral Researcher Benefit Program

VSP Voluntary PPO Vision Plan

The VSP Voluntary PPO Vision provides a plan model allowing you the flexibility of visiting a network provider, or to choose a provider out of network. The plan offers a broad range of coverage with low copays, including exams, lenses, contact lenses and frames.

This vision program is voluntary, which means that if you decide to enroll in the plan, you will be responsible for the monthly premiums for you and your enrolled family members.

Please click on the link to access the Provider Directory. You do not have to be enrolled to view the directory. Once you click on the link to access the directory, select Search As Guest. Then, after entering your location information, you may select a particular preferred language, or just click the green Search button and a list of available optometrists will populate, with the closest in proximity being listed first.

Once your enrollment into the VSP Voluntary PPO Plan is confirmed, you will be entered into the VSP network system. You will not receive an ID card for this plan. When making an appointment with a provider, they will ask you for your specific identifying information, which will display your plan benefits and allow you to access service with their office.

If you would like an ID card, the print-on-demand card will be available through the member site at The Member Vision Card is designed to reduce vision benefit questions and contains personalized information, including: member name, coverage type (i.e. member only, family), client ID number, doctor network name and co-pays.

You can also maximize your VSP benefit by taking advantage of exclusive rebates, discounts, and special offers available only to VSP members. These offers are in addition to coverage under your VSP vision plan and can be used combined with your plan coverage or used separately. To take advantage of these offers, go to and check out the Special Offers tabs.

Please read the Evidence of Coverage/Disclosure Form which details coverage, exclusions and limitations to the plan. We recommend that you read this document thoroughly and make a copy for your records.

If you choose to obtain service from an out-of-network provider, please use the Vision Claim Form to obtain reimbursement for your services from VSP. Please follow the instructions on the form to properly submit both the form and your receipts for service from the out-of-network provider.

Please click on VSP Vision Plan Benefits to view the detailed description of this plan.

Garnett-Powers & Associates is pleased to offer a Customer Service Representative who will assist you with benefit and enrollment questions. We will return your call or answer your email within 24 hours. Please address your questions to:

We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.

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