Vision benefits

Employees are 4 times more likely to visit their eye care provider than their primary care provider.1 Conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure — even some kinds of cancer — may be first discovered in a routine eye exam.2 Because eye health is an integral part of overall health, a quality vision plan may help employees get and stay healthier, with the goal of lowering costs for everyone.

Get a closer look at vision benefits details

Broad, diverse network access

Employees get an array of choices for eye care, including private practices, online options and popular retailers like Warby Parker, GlassesUSA™, Visionworks®, Costco®, Sam’s Club™, America’s Best®, Walmart®, Target®, Pearle Vision® and LensCrafters®.

Potentially lower costs

Fully insured employers with group sizes between 2 and 100 may see additional savings when they offer UnitedHealthcare Vision alongside their UnitedHealthcare medical and/or other specialty plans through our uBundle® and Packaged Savings® programs.

Maternity and pediatric benefits

Because vision may change frequently during pregnancy and childhood, our vision plans include additional maternity and pediatric benefits, such as coverage for a second eye exam per plan year and new glasses if vision changes reach a certain threshold in a plan year.

Discounts on frames, lenses and contacts

In addition to savings of 20% to 60% off retail frames and lenses, employees may also qualify for discounted contact lenses and laser vision correction.

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UnitedHealthcare Vision plans offer a variety of options for your clients.

Online tools and resources

Your clients' employees can use this one-stop shop to manage their vision benefits.

Savings program options

See how uBundle and Packaged Savings work to help lower employers’ overall costs on vision plans and other specialty benefits. Reach out to your UnitedHealthcare representative for more details.

Savings program options
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Eligible group size

uBundle

  • 15 to 100 average total number of employees
  • Must be underwritten by Small Business underwriting
  • Non-ACR 51 to 100 states

Packaged Savings

  • 2 to 99 eligible employees
Program overview

uBundle

  • Fully insured customers may save up to 4% on medical premiums the first year when they offer a UnitedHealthcare medical plan with eligible specialty plans
  • Program availability varies by state

Packaged Savings

  • Fully insured customers can receive administrative credits when they offer a UnitedHealthcare medical plan with eligible UnitedHealthcare specialty plans
  • Program availability varies by state
Maximum savings

uBundle

  • 4% of medical premiums

Packaged Savings

  • $7 per employee per month
Eligible specialty plans

uBundle

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Financial Protection: Basic Life, Supplemental Life, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Supplemental Health Plans (Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity)

Packaged Savings

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Financial Protection: Basic Life, Short-term Disability
State exclusions

uBundle

  • Not available in CA, CO, HI, MT, NY, RI, VT
  • Other exclusions: Business underwritten or administered by Oxford Health Plans and Sierra Health Services Inc.

Packaged Savings

  • Not available in NY, RI, WA
  • Other exclusions: Business underwritten or administered by Oxford Health Plans and Sierra Health Services Inc.

Quoting now easier with Specialty Benefits Quick Quote Tool

UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits is introducing the Specialty Benefits Quick Quote Tool — a web-based 2 to 100 broker self-service quoting platform for Vision products.

Footnotes

  1. National Association of Vision Care Plans. "New eye-opening evidence links vision benefits to healthier vision behavior." Sept. 27, 2016.
  2. American Academy of Ophthalmology. "Your Eyes Could Be the Windows to Your Health." Available: aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/diagnosing-systemicdiseases- eye-exams. June 2018.

Disclaimers

Minimum participation requirements may apply for bundling programs. Benefits and programs may not be available in all states or for all group sizes. Components subject to change.

Minimum participation requirements may apply. Packaged Savings program is not available for all group sizes. Please consult your UnitedHealthcare representative for more details.

UnitedHealthcare vision coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, located in Hartford, Connecticut, UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York, located in Islandia, New York, or their affiliates. Administrative services provided by Spectera, Inc., United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates. Plans sold in Texas use policy form number VPOL.06.TX or VPOL.13.TX and associated COC form number VCOC.INT.06.TX or VCOC.CER.13.TX. Plans sold in Virginia use policy form number VPOL.06.VA or VPOL.13.VA and associated COC form number VCOC.INT.06.VA or VCOC.CER.13.VA. This policy has exclusions, limitations and terms under which the policy may be continued in force or discontinued. For costs and complete details of the coverage, contact either your broker or the company.