Employees enrolled in one of Northwestern's health care plans have built in vision coverage or a discount program available at no additional cost. These plans provide financial savings by offering discounts on corrective eyewear such as glasses and contacts, and laser eye surgery. Learn about the vision care programs offered by BlueCross BlueShield & HMO Illinois and Cigna International.
All benefits eligible employees may elect for EyeMed in addition to what is already available in their health plans, but the two programs cannot be used simultaneously.
If you have a problem with your eyes such as disease or glaucoma, this would fall under your health care plan.
Read the Summary Plan Description for Northwestern’s health and welfare insurance coverage.