EyeMed
Customer Service: 1-844-409-3401
Website: www.eyemed.com
Policy Number: 1030131

LSU Partners with EyeMed to provide you and your family with valuable vision insurance at affordable rates. Vision insurance includes covereage for eye exams, lenses, frames and contact lenses. Access to care is provided throughh EyeMed's provider network that include lcal independent eye doctors as well as large retailers such as America's Best and Wal-Mart Optical. Services at PLUS Providers, wich include Target, LensCrafters, and PearleVision, will receive a greater frame allowance. Employees can select coverage for themselves, their spouse, and/or their child(ren) (up to age 26. If employees and their spouse are both LSU employee, the family cannot be double-covered through this plan. 

Forms and Resources 
1) Click here to review the 2021 Benefit Booklet. See page 32. 
2) Click here to view the EyeMed Summary of Benefits.
3) Click here to view the EyeMed Certificate of Coverage.
4) Click here to view additional information on EyeMed Plus Providers.
5) Click here to view information on the EyeMed website (member access).
6) Click here to view information the EyeMed mobile app.
7) Click here to view the LSU Perks Benefits Showcase. Employes can view reference information, videos and more information on their vision plan and all other insurance plans.

Monthly Premiums

Level of Coverage Premium 12 month employee Premium 9 month employee
Employee Only $7.39 $9.85
Employee + Spouse $12.45 $16.60
Employee + Children $12.72 $16.96
Family $20.50 $27.33


Vision premiums will be deducted on a pre-tax basis (Premiums Only Plan).

Search for in-network providers 
Click here to search for in-network providers.

ID Cards
Plan members can register for an account at www.eyemed.com to search for in-network provider, print ID cards, schedule an appointment online, view benefit details and more.

Employee Eligibility
Any active employee of LSUS is eligible for vision insurance provided the following:
Employed at 75% of full-time effort or greater (at least 30 hours per week);
Appointed for a duration of at least one semester or 121 days or greater Enrollment

Dependent Eligibility

- The covered employee's legal spouse
- A child from the date of birth up to 26 years of age (regardless of student status or tax status)

New Hires and Mid-Year Changes

New Hires must complete the enrollment in Workday within the first 30 days of employment.
Mid-year changes are allowed for IRS "qualifying events" within 30 days of the event. Qualifying events are: change in family status (birth, marriage, divorce, legal separation, change in employment status of employee or spouse), changes required by judgment, FMLA qualified leaves of absence, significant cost or coverage changes. Proof of the qualifying event is required in order to make a mid-year change. Employees who have a mid-year change must complete the change in Workday within the 30 day window.

Effective Dates of Coverage
Annual enrollment changes are effective January 1st of each calendar year. The effective date for new hires is the first of the month following a full month of employment. For example, a person who is hired on August 20th, and elects coverage within the first 30 days of employment will have coverage begining October 1st.

COBRA
Terminating employees have the option to continue vision benefits through COBRA. Forrest T Jones handles the COBRA administration. 

Continuing Coverage as a Retiree
Vision insurance is eligible to be continued into retirement. Retirees pay premiums directly to Forrest T Jones. Retirees are not eligible to add this insurance after they have retired.