Vision Insurance (Voluntary)

It’s clear: Vision insurance can help you see better, longer. We offer options for employees to purchase vision insurance.

Current Vision Plans

Employees have a choice between two plans, a Base Plan and a Premium Plan. 

Plan Summary

Cost and coverage

If you visit a VSP provider, you will have high quality care and great eye wear.  

Services covered

VSP includes great coverage for a minimal co-payment:

  • Exam: $10 annually for Base plan; $99 annually for Premium plan
  • Frames: $25 every other calendar year; every year for the Premium plan
  • Lenses: Included in Prescription Glasses every calendar year
  • Lens enhancements: $55-$175 every calendar year
  • Contacts: Up to $60 every calendar year
  • Diabetic Eyecare Plus Program - $20 as needed
  • And other options

How to use the benefit

Make an appointment with a VSP provider, and they will do the rest.

Enrolling and changing

This is a voluntary addition to your other insurance.

You should enroll within 30 days of your start date. This initial enrollment
typically happens during orientation.

Each fall, the university participates in open enrollment when you can make changes to your plan, like adding spouse or dependents.

Outside of the open enrollment period, changes can only be made due to qualifying life
events (like marriage, divorce or having a child).  Changes must be made within 30 days of the qualifying life event. 

For more information, contact human resources.

Making claims

If you visit a VSP approved provider, the provider will file claims on your behalf.

If you visit an out-of-network provider, visit VSP under the benefits and claims section to start the process for filing a claim. You may also contact customer service at 800-877-7195.

If you’re enrolled in the university’s cafeteria plan, follow the instructions on this form to submit a claim.

Forms and publications



Contact information

Deidre A. Mings

Deidre A. Mings

Assistant Director, Human Resources - Benefits

Provides full range of HR Benefits management services. Specific responsibilities include health insurance, dental, vision, long term disability, life insurance, FSA, leave and FMLA benefits, and retirement.

Denise Lofton

Responsibilities: Benefits Administration; Wellness Fair; Workers’ Compensation; FMLA Administration; Emergency Paid Leave; Open Enrollment