Davis Vision, a national administrator of routine vision care programs, provides benefits under the Vision Plan. Each enrolled person may receive an eye exam, one pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses, and frames once each calendar year. There is a monthly rate for enrollment in the plan and there may be an additional copay when you receive services.
You can receive service from providers who participate with Davis Vision or from non-participating providers. The greatest cost savings are with participating providers.
All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are eligible to enroll in the Vision Plan. If you are enrolled in the plan at the time of your retirement, coverage continues during your retirement.
How and When to Enroll
Enroll online through Self Service > Benefits on Wolverine Access. There are three times when you may enroll or make changes:
- When you are a new hire or newly eligible for benefits
- During the annual open enrollment period, usually in October with changes effective Jan. 1
- When you experience a qualified family status change
After enrollment, make an appointment with a Davis Vision participating provider when you need vision care services. You will pay a co-pay (if it applies) when you receive services, and the balance will be paid through the plan. You will not have to file any claim forms.
To access plan information exclusively for U-M participants and to find a Davis Vision provider in your area:
- Go to the Davis Vision website
- Enter 2032 in the Client Code field, and then click Submit to open the University of Michigan welcome page.
If you receive services from a non-participating provider, you will be required to pay for the services at that time and then file a claim with Davis Vision for partial reimbursement. Before your appointment with a non-participating provider, download and print a Davis Vision Direct Reimbursement Claim Form, or request to have one sent to you by calling the SSC Contact Center. Present the claim form to the non-participating doctor or laboratory at the time services are provided so they can complete applicable sections of the claim form.
Keep a copy of the claim form and your receipt for your records. Mail the completed and signed claim form with your itemized receipt to:
Vision Care Processing Unit
P.O. Box 1525
Latham, NY 12110
No ID Card Needed
No ID Card is issued or needed for the Vision Plan. Davis Vision will send you a welcome kit and plan brochure when you enroll.
"Splitting" Your Vision Care Benefits
You may "split" your benefits by receiving your eye examination, eyeglass lenses and frame or contact lenses on different dates or through different provider locations. Continuity of care will best be maintained when all available services are obtained at one time from the same provider. To maximize benefit values, Davis Vision recommends obtaining all services from a participating provider.
Eligible faculty, staff, and retirees pay the full monthly premium for enrollment in the Vision Plan. There is no university contribution. The Vision Plan rates will remain the same for 2016.
- You only, $8.38
- You plus one dependent, $13.08
- You plus two or more dependents, $22.72
If you are paid biweekly, payroll deductions will be taken from your first two paychecks each month. If there are three pay dates in a month, no vision plan deductions will be taken from the third paycheck.
If you are paid monthly, payroll deductions will be taken from each monthly paycheck.
COBRA participants pay the full premium plus 2 percent for administrative fees.
- You only, $8.55
- You plus one dependent, $13.34
- You plus two or more dependents, $23.17