Vision Plans

With CU Health Plan - Vision, seeing is believing.

From purchasing contacts and eyeglasses to receiving annual eye exams, CU's vision insurance ensures your family is covered.

Plan overview: 

Known as Blue View Vision, this plan covers the cost of routine eye exams, eyeglass lens and frames, and contact lenses at in-network providers.

Features and Considerations:

  • Under this plan, you can get benefits toward your eyeglass lenses and either frames or contact lens purchases every year in which you enroll.

  • Your choice of providers is extensive. In-network providers across the U.S. include retail locations such as LensCrafters© , Pearle Vision© and Target© Optical.

  • Please note: CU Health Plan - Exclusive and CU Health Plan - Kaiser have built-in coverage for eye exams only.

Choose your plan

What's covered?

  Review Monthly Rates

Employee Employee + Child Employee + Spouse Family
$6.18 $11.72 $10.80 $17.90

  Coverage area

Blue View Vision offers an extensive nationwide network of providers. Members must see a network provider to receive benefits from this plan.

However, if seeing an out-of-network provider, you may instead pay in full at time of service, obtain an itemized receipt, and file a claim of reimbursement up to your maximum out-of-network allowance. 

  Common fees

CU Health Plan - Vision
Fee In-network Provider Out-of-network Provider
Routine Eye Exam $30 copay Up to $35 allowance
One pair of eyeglass frames $130 allowance, then 20% off any remaining balance* Up to $45 allowance
Eyeglass Lenses Single Vision, Bifocal or Trifocal: $30 copay Single Vision: Up to a $25 allowance
Bifocal: Up to $40 allowance
Trifocal: Up to $55 allowance
Eyeglass Lens Enhancements $0 copay No allowance when obtained out-of-network
Contact Lenses Elective Conventional (non-disposable): $130 allowance, then 15% off any remaining balance*
Elective Disposable: $130 allowance*
Non-elective (medically necessary): Covered in full
Elective Conventional (non-disposable): Up to $80 allowance
Elective Disposable: Up to a $80 allowance
Non-elective (medically necessary): Up to $210 allowance

*Note: This plan covers either eyeglass frames or contact lenses once per 12 months. 

 CU Health Plan - Exclusive Vision (Bundled with CU Health Plan - Exclusive Only)
Fee In-network Provider
Eye Exam $30 copay
Retinal Imaging Not more than $39
Eyeglass Frame 35% off retail price
Eyeglass Lenses  Single Vision: $50
Bifocal: $70
Trifocal: $105
Conventional Contact Lenses 15% off retail price

 Before or after tax?

You can decide how your monthly premiums are deducted from your paycheck, either before or after tax.

If you chose pre-tax, your premium will be deducted from your wages before taxes are calculated on your earnings. This process reduces your taxable income, and the cost of your premiums is tax-free.

If you chose after tax, you may be able to deduct your premiums as medical expenses when you file taxes.

Review the FSA plan document.

Use your plan

What's covered?

Find a doctor

Visit Anthem's CU microsite to find an eye doctor within the network. 

Claim Assistance 

To submit a claim, sign in to your Anthem member account, download a claim form and submit it along with an itemized receipt of your payment to the fax number, email address or mailing address below.

Fax number: 866-293-7373
Email address:
Mailing Address: Blue View Vision
Attn: OON Claims
P.O. Box 8504
Mason, OH 45040-7111

To speak with an Anthem representative, call member services at 1-866-723-0515.

If a claim has been rejected, you can call 303-860-4200, option 3, to discuss your options with an Employee Services benefits professional.

When does my coverage end?

Your coverage will run from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. Before the plan year ends, you will have an opportunity to either continue coverage with this plan or stop coverage during Open Enrollment.

If you lose coverage due to termination of employment or reduced work hours, you may be eligible to up to 18 months of continuing coverage under COBRA.

Qualifying Life Events

Recently had a significant life event, such as getting married or having a baby? Your benefits coverage may need to be adjusted. Find out how

Address Changes

To change your address:

  1. Log in to your campus portal at
  2. Select the NavBar in the right-hand corner.
  3. Click the CU Resources link.
  4. Under the My Info and Pay menu, select Employee Profile. Here, you can update your addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, email addresses and more. 

ID Cards

  • When will I receive my ID card?
    • ID Cards will be sent in the mail after July 1, the start of the plan year.
  • Who will send my ID card?
    • If you have Blue View Vision, Anthem sends out plan cards to members. Your ID card given for your medical plan also includes your vision coverage, so you don't have to carry multiple plan cards.
    • If you receive vision benefits under Kaiser Permanente, your provider will send your plan cards. You will receive a separate ID card for your vision benefits and another card for your Kaiser medical plan.
  • How do I get a new ID card?

Review the FSA plan document.