Legislation (S-2657) introduced in the Senate by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the chair of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, would provide for supplemental dental and vision benefits to federal employees, retirees, and dependents. The measure could lay the groundwork for a significant improvement in benefits for employees in areas where the Federal Employees Health Benefits program often is criticized as lacking. It would grant the Office of Personnel Management the authority to select a combination of nationwide and regional companies and a variety of benefit packages as a