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AURA Employees (non-Gemini) have the option of enrolling in a Voluntary Vision Plan provided by United Healthcare, an annual eye exam co-payment benefit (if enrolled in an AURA Medical Plan) provided by Cigna, and utilizing discounts (if enrolled in an AURA Dental Plan). Here are summaries of the options:

Voluntary Vision Plan, United Healthcare (UHC)

Employees may elect to enroll in the United Healthcare Voluntary Vision benefit. The Vision plan provides full in-network coverage (after applicable co-pays) for comprehensive exams, single-vision, bifocal, trifocal and lenticular lenses, frames and contacts for employees enrolled in this plan. Co-pay for a comprehensive exam is $10, and for standard materials is $25. Network co-pays do not apply to out-of-network services. Out-of-network services are reimbursed on a different schedule.

CDHP  and OAP Medical Plan Vision Exam Benefit

Each AURA employee and dependent enrolled in the CIGNA CDHP may utilize any CIGNA provider and receive an Eye Exam annually for $20.00 co-payment (benefit is limited to one exam annually per member, per 12 months). Out-of-network benefits are limited to $45 reimbursement. The member would need to make full payment at the time of exam and then complete a CIGNA VisionClaim form for reimbursement.

Cigna Healthy Rewards

Exams and Eyewear CIGNA members are eligible for Healthy Rewards. Healthy Rewards offer discounts for routine vision services, including exam and eyeglasses through the Vision Network Savings Program. The CIGNA Vision network offers over 20,000 locations nationwide, including these national retail opticals, Pearle Vision, Sears, Target and JC Penney. This is a discount program, not an insured benefit.

Lasik Vision Correction is a technique that may reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses. Initial consultations are free through participating providers. Save up to 15% on services. Call 800-870-3470 to find a participating provider near you.

Employees enrolled in an AURA dental plan with MetLife or EDS are eligible for an annual vision exam and discounts for no additional cost.

MetLife VisionAccess Discount Program

MetLife members are eligible for a vision discount plan at no extra cost through the MetLife VisionAccess program. Receive 15-20% discounts on vision services including spectacle exams, contact lends exams, frames, contact lenses, PRK, LASIK, and Custom LASIK. This is a discount program, not an insured benefit.


EDS VSP Access Discount Plan

Employers Dental Services (EDS) members are eligible for a vision discount plan at no extra cost through the VSP Access Plan. VSP offers a 20% discount on eye exams, prescription glasses, lens options and non-prescription sunglasses. Contact lens exams are offered at a 15% discount, and special discounts are available on laser vision correction. This is a discount program, not an insured benefit.