Do I need Vision Insurance?
Your Aetna medical plan covers one eye exam per year. Additionally, Aetna provides a vision discount program called Aetna Vision Discounts.
If you want more comprehensive coverage, you can enroll in the Vision Service Plan (VSP) either as a new-hire, or during our annual open enrollment in the fall of each year. VSP is a fully-insured vision care program designed to provide you and your eligible dependents with a variety of benefits including:
Access to the nation's largest eye care provider network.
Coverage for annual eye exam and necessary eyewear (lenses, frames, or contacts).
Discounts on additional eyewear, including contact lenses and laser vision correction surgery.
Coverage for out-of-network providers at higher out-of-pocket costs.
How do I sign up for the vision plan?
You can only sign up for the Vision Service Plan (VSP) when you are first hired or during Open Enrollment each year. Complete the Enrollment/Change form. Premiums can be found on our website.
When I sign up for the vision plan, how does it work?
You will not get an ID card from the VSP but you can print a Member Vision Card. When you are ready to go to the eye doctor, you can visit their website at www.vsp.com to find a participating provider and check out your coverage. You may also call VSP Member Services at 1-800-877-7195. When you have chosen a provider and call to make your appointment, tell the office that you are a VSP member.
Please Note: When you choose eyewear, be sure to take advantage of the extra savings and discounts provided by our plan at no additional cost to you. Click here for more information.
I didn't sign up for the vision plan. Do I have any vision coverage under the Aetna medical plan?
Yes, our medical plan covers an eye exam every year. Our medical plan does not cover the purchase of eyewear. To find an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) visit www.aetna.com and use the DocFind® tool. Aetna also provides a vision discount program. To learn more about Aetna Vision Discounts sign onto Aetna Navigator and click on Benefits, then Health Programs. You can also call Vision One Customer Service at 1-800-793-8616.