Employees Retirement System of Texas to Offer
New Vision Plan from Superior Vision
Superior Vision Chosen to Provide Optional Vision Benefits to Employees and Retirees
LINTHICUM, MD, (August 15, 2016) – The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) Board of Trustees selected Superior Vision Services, Inc. (Superior Vision) to administer a newly offered group vision plan to State of Texas employees, retirees and their dependents who are part of the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP).
The benefit, known as State of Texas Vision, is an optional vision benefit program designed to help plan participants significantly improve eye health and wellness while reducing eyewear costs. The plan is self-funded by ERS and paid for entirely by plan participants. Details are available at www.stateoftexasvision.com.
“We are honored that the ERS board has placed its trust in Superior Vision to deliver the first-ever group vision plan to their employees, retirees and their dependents. We’re also proud that Superior Vision was selected based on our comprehensive provider network,” said Kirk Rothrock, CEO of Superior Vision.
“Superior Vision serves more than 11 million members, including 2.6 million members in Texas, through employer-sponsored plans, health plans and government-sponsored programs. Our unique network covers each market segment, including specialized eye care chains, leading optical retailers, boutique retailers and independent vision care providers to deliver the choice members need and want,” Rothrock concluded.
Superior Vision was awarded the contract by the ERS Board of Trustees in May 2016 for a four-year term from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020. The open enrollment period was July 11, 2016 through August 12, 2016. State of Texas Vision participants will begin using the vision plan on September 1, 2016.
ERS is a service-oriented trust agency established in 1947 by the constitution and laws of the State of Texas providing retirement and other benefit programs for state employees, retirees and their dependents. ERS administers the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP). The program consists of: health coverage, dental coverage, basic term life insurance, optional term life insurance, dependent term life insurance, Short-term Disability insurance, Long-term Disability insurance, vision benefits, and Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D). ERS manages and invests the ERS Trust for the sole benefit of retirement system members. For more information, visit www.ers.state.tx.us.
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About Superior Vision
Superior Vision is a leader in managed vision care, providing vision and eye health solutions ranging from routine vision benefits to medical management. Our customers include commercial groups, individuals, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, we serve more than 11 million members nationwide. With Superior Vision, members have access to quality vision care through the broadest and most diverse eye care provider network in the industry – one that includes independent vision care providers, leading retail optical chains and online eyewear providers.
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