2024 Vision Benefits

In 2024, you now have hte option to elect vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  This plan includes coverage for vision care and materials and allowances for contact lenses, eyeglass lenses and frames.

Contact Information for Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Phone:  800-877-7195

Website: vsp.com

What's new in 2024?

  • In addition to your one free eye exam offered each year through your Cigna medical plan, starting January 1, 2024, Dartmouth will now offer a separate stand alone vision plan offered through VSP.  The stand alone vision plan can be used to help pay toward the cost of contact lenses OR glasses for you and your covered family members. 

  • The new VSP plan also allows for a discounted rate on routine eye exams for those who are not enrolled in a medical plan with Dartmouth and for those who may need more than one eye exam per year.

  •  Rates - To check rates for the new stand alone vision plan, please visit the Benefit Plan Cost Estimator and click on the New for 2024 link at the top

Create an Account with VSP

  1. Go to vsp.com
  2. Choose "Create an Account" in the top right corner to get started
  3. Complete the registration process
  4. You will need your NetID (to be put into the Member ID box)

View your benefits, access special offers and savings, and more.

VSP also offers a mobile app for easy access to your account from your mobile device.

More information on your online account.

Eligibility and Enrollment

In the VSP Vision Plan

  • All Benefit Eligible Dartmouth employees can choose to enroll in the Vision Benefit through VSP.

  • Employees can cover spouses, children and stepchildren on their VSP vision plan.

  • Employee pays full cost of the benefit.

  • Plan guidelines do not allow Dartmouth couples to cover one another, and only one parent can cover the children.

  • You do NOT need to be enrolled in a Dartmouth's medical plan, to be eligible for the new vision benefit.

  • Enrollment is available through the FlexOnline benefit enrollment system.

In the Cigna/EyeMed Vision Coverage

Enrollment in Cigna Vision is automatic when you and your family members are enrolled in a medical plan through Dartmouth.

VSP Vision Coverage

The vision coverage includes an allowance toward frames or contact lenses every 12 months.  Costs are lower when you receive care within the VSP network, but you also have the option to go out-of-network for some services. Note: You do not need to be enrolled in a Dartmouth medical plan to enroll in the VSP vision benefit.

ID Cards - You will not receive an ID card from VSP.  Your in-network provider can locate you within the VSP system when you provide your name, your date of birth and your

Summary of Benefits


2024 Vision Coverage Chart


Cigna/EyeMed Vision Coverage

If you are enrolled in a Dartmouth Medical Plan, as part of Cigna's preventive care services, one routine eye exam is still covered annually at no charge with an in-network EyeMed provider

If your provider is not in the EyeMed network you may need to submit the EyeMed Out-of-Network Claim Form to Cigna vision for reimbursement.

ID Cards - You will receive a separate Cigna Vision ID card that you will need to present at your Eye doctor's office in order to receive your routine eye exam at no cost (or at 70% paid if out-of-network).

Coverage Information

Cigna Vision Benefits

Discount Programs

VSP Discount Programs

Cigna/EyeMed Discount Programs

You can take advantage of vision discounts through Cigna Healthy Rewards program.

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