This year marks the debut of a new UAB employee benefit: vision insurance provided by Vision Services Plan (VSP).

Those employees who enrolled in this plan were covered by it effective Jan. 1. And, using it is simple – employees will not receive an identification card. Instead, those who go to an eye-care provider that accepts VSP are able to file and confirm on site.?Call VSP at 1-800-877-7195 for assistance with non-VSP providers.?

Only new enrollees or those employees who had changes in their coverage will get new medical, dental and/or flexible spending account (FSA) identification cards.?Employees who were in the FSA plan during 2006 will have their 2007 election loaded on their existing flex cards.?

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