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Voluntary Vision Insurance

The University of Richmond offers a Voluntary Vision plan through UniView Vision, one of the largest vision care networks in the industry. When you choose to receive care from a UniView Vision participating provider, you receive full in-network benefits and discounts. This coverage is for routine eye care only; if you need medical treatment for your eyes, you must visit a participating eye care physician from your medical network.

UniView Vision providers cover a wide range of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians, including retail locations such as 1-800-CONTACTS, LensCrafters, Target Optical, Sears Optical, JCPenney Optical, and Pearle Vision.

Contact Information

Uniview Customer Service: 888-884-8428


  • Employee
    • All full-time employees have the option to enroll in the University's Voluntary Vision plan. Please see Eligibility Section of Plan Document for further details.
  • Dependent
    • Employees have the option to enroll eligible family members. Please see Eligibility Section of Plan Document for further details.


Costs for all plans are based on the University's experience and are subject to annual changes.

Rates are available here.


It is the responsibility of the employee to complete an enrollment application for one of the University's Voluntary Vision plan no later than 31 days after his or her employment start date. You can download the Benefit Change Form to enroll. Coverage will be effective the first day of the month following employment. If employment begins on the first of the month, coverage will begin that day.

An employee whose eligibility status changes during the year may be eligible to make changes to his or her current coverage within 31 days of the status change. For more information please refer to the Enrollment Section in the Plan Document.


Please refer to the Participation Section of the Plan Document to view when insurance will be effective.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

For information regarding HIPAA, please refer to the Certificate of Coverage under the Group Medical Plan section of the Plan Document.

UniView Vision Coverage

Questions About Benefits?

Contact Human Resources at (804) 289-URHR (8747) or email