How to enroll in vision eyewear coverage

If your employer offers vision eyewear coverage, you may enroll for vision eyewear coverage within 60 days of starting employment, or an initial benefits eligibility date set by your employer (if later than the date your employment started).

Coverage is effective upon enrollment. Retroactive enrollments are not permitted.

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.

Enrollment is through Benefits Connect, and is by coverage level:

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

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 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.