How to enroll in the Vision Eyewear Plan

You can elect to participate in the Vision Eyewear Plan if your employer offers it.

If your employer offers the Vision Eyewear Plan, you may enroll for it within 30 days of starting employment, or an initial benefits eligibility date set by your employer (if later than the date your employment started). You also may choose to waive this coverage.

You elect vision eyewear coverage separately from any medical or dental coverage. You may purchase coverage in one of four levels:

  • Member-only
  • Member + Spouse
  • Member + Child(ren)
  • Member + Family

Employers may, but are not required to, contribute toward the cost of the Vision Eyewear Plan.

You may also enroll or change benefits elections during Annual Enrollment, in the fall. Mid-year changes typically are not allowed unless you have a qualifying life event, such as a marriage or birth of a child. Changes must be made within 60 days of the qualifying life event.

When enrolling a family member, you must provide required documentation; for example, a marriage license, birth certificate, or adoption decree, along with the family member's birth date and Social Security number.

Your children younger than 26 years old may be enrolled for coverage regardless of whether they are financially dependent on you, are a full-time student, are married, or live with you. Dependent, totally disabled children who are covered under the plan before they reach age 26 also are eligible.