Penn State's Vision Plan is administered by Highmark/Davis Vision. You are able to obtain a list of participating providers via the "Find a Doctor or Rx" feature on the Highmark home page. For additional information, you can contact Highmark directly at 800-914-4384.


Regular full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to enroll in the Penn State Vision Plan. For information about spouse and dependent children eligibility, please see Dependent Eligibility.

Part-time faculty and staff members are not eligible to participate in the Penn State Vision Plan.

Postdoctoral Scholars: As per postdoctoral scholar eligibility, the per-pay contribution rates follow the same premium schedule as for faculty and staff. For additional information regarding the benefits available to postdoctoral scholars, please contact or visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

If you or your dependents are no longer eligible for the vision plan, information will be mailed from Lifetime Benefit Solutions regarding continuing coverage under COBRA. Additional information regarding COBRA benefits can be found on our COBRA website.

Faculty & Staff Premiums

2018 Premiums
Coverage Employee Bi-Weekly Employee Monthly
Employee $.36 $.78
Employee & Spouse or Child(ren) $.94 $2.04
Family $1.41 $3.06

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