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Vision Information

Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) provides students and their dependents the opportunity to obtain vision coverage while they are a degree-seeking student.  To participate, students must meet one of the following criteria below:

  • Enroll within 30 days of their program start date
  • Enroll during the open enrollment period each year (November 15 to December 15).  
  • Change of existing coverage

Enrollment will not be activated until payment arrangements have been finalized.

Vision insurance coverage is provided by EyeMed.

Information for individuals with active coverage

Creating an EyeMed Login: 

You can register for access to manage your account online at EyeMed! Through the portal you can:

  • Access your member ID cards
  • Locate a provider
  • View available benefits
  • Submit/view claims

To create an account, please use your Jenzabar ID for the Member ID and your Date of Birth.  We do not add your SSN to the EyeMed portal.  

The Group Name and ID are EyeMed- Weill Cornell Medical College - 9898404.

EyeMed Customer Service: 

eyemed.com/en-us/member

Updating your personal Information with EyeMed: 

WCM loads your information automatically to EyeMed on a semimonthly schedule.  If your information needs to be updated, please submit a Personal Information Update (PIU) through LEARN. There is a Quick Link titled Personal Information Update on the left vertical menu.

Information for Enrollment

There are three periods in which students can enroll in the plan, they are outlined below with the instructions to apply for enrollment.  

  • When you start- you can enroll within 30 days of your program start date.
  • During the annual open enrollment period each year (November 15 to December 15).
    • The form for this enrollment will be made active only during the open enrollment period.
  • If you experience a change to your existing coverage- if you lose coverage during the year, you will be able to enroll in the WCM plans.*
    • Insurance Coverage Change Request - This form is only available to students eligible to enroll in insurance. There is no date restriction but the form is subject to approval based on the supporting documentation.
    • The form must be submitted with all supporting documentation within 30 days of your qualifying life event. Please understand that no exceptions outside of the required deadline will be made.

*Coverage change means that you have a change in your situation such as marriage/partnership, birth of a child, or loss of health coverage.

To access the forms above, login to your LEARN account and select the following:

  • Financial Aid & Billing tab from the top navigation bar
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see all available ‘Forms’
  • Select the desired form from the options

If you do not see the form you desire, you may not be eligible for the service the form may not yet be available. You can contact Student Accounting at student-accounting@med.edu with any questions.

Information about the Plan Details

Monthly Vision Insurance Plan Rates for 2020

Please see the individual program details under the Additional Fees section for the charges per term.
Vision Plan OptionsMonthly Rates
Student$6.88
Student & Spouse$13.10
Student & Child$13.76
Family$20.27

Coverage Termination/Graduation

If you are graduating or separating from WCM, you (and your dependents) are no longer eligible for coverage.  Any active coverage automatically ends on the last day of month in which your student status is terminated.

Dependent Enrollment

Information:

If you are participating or will participate in the plan, you have the option to enroll your dependents under your plan during the open enrollment periods outlined above in the Vision Insurance Information section. The required documents for enrollment are outlined below.

  • Lawful spouse/domestic partners:
    • Domestic students – the relationship must be documented by a domestic partner certificate, civil union certificate, or marriage license
    • International students – the relationship must be documented by a copy of the dependent's visa (showing arrival date into the United States) and either a marriage license or a form documenting household register
  • Unmarried children:
    • Includes biological children, stepchildren, and foster children up to age 26, who are not self-supporting, and who reside with you (or for whom you are court-ordered to provide insurance)
    • A birth certificate for each child must be provided
To Enroll your Dependents:

If you wish to enroll yourself and/or your dependents in coverage, there are three forms you can fill out based on circumstances:

To access the forms above, login to your LEARN account and select the following:

  • Financial Aid & Billing tab from the top navigation bar
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see all available ‘Forms’
  • Select the desired form from the options

If you do not see the form you desire, you may not be eligible for the service the form may not yet be available.  Please contact Student Accounting at student-accounting@med.cornell.edu if you have any questions. 

Contact Information

Student Finance & Records Office of the Registrar

1300 York Avenue, C-114 New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-3470 Fax: (212) 746-5981