Take advantage of the Vision Plan's for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses.

Dental Plan

With the NYU Dental Plan, administered by MetLife, participants have the freedom of choice to visit any dentist, whether they are in or out of the MetLife Preferred Dentist Program (PDP) network.

With over 103,000 participating MetLife dentists in the network, and over 1,300 located in Manhattan, you and your family have a flexible array of options and locations. To learn if a dentist participates in the PDP network, or to locate a MetLife dentist, visit the MetLife website or call a MetLife representative at 800-942-0854.

For more information, see the Summary Plan Description (PDF).

Coverage Type Plan Covers

Type A: Diagnostic and Preventive

  • Routine oral exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, X-rays, space maintainers
  • One application of sealant every five years (restricted to non-restored/non-decayed first and second molars, dependent children up to age 19)
100%*
(Not subject to deductible.
Limited to two covered visits per calendar year.)

Type B: Basic Restorative

  • Fillings, simple extractions, crowns, dentures and bridges repairs, endodontics (root canal), oral surgery, periodontics
80%*

Type C: Major Restorative

  • Bridges and dentures, crowns, inlays, and onlays
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TJS)
50%*
Type D: Orthodontia (per person) 50%*
Annual Deductible
  • Individual: $50
  • Family: $150
Annual Maximum Benefit
$2,000 per person
Orthodontia Lifetime Maximum $1,500
TMJ Lifetime Maximum $1,500

* Reasonable and Customary (R&C) charges are the maximum charges that the NYU MetLife Dental Plan will consider for a particular service in a particular area when you use a provider who does not participate in MetLife’s network of dentists. R&C limits are generally determined by geography, as charges can vary widely for the same service in different parts of the country. Your total out-of-pocket cost for dental work may include provider charges that are above the plan’s R&C allowance.

2018 Dental Plan Contributions

If you elect to participate in the NYU Dental Plan, your monthly contributions will depend on the level of coverage you select, as follows:

  • Employee Only: $11 per month
  • Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner: $42 per month
  • Employee + Child(ren): $39 per month
  • Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner + Child(ren): $55 per month

Vision Plan

You may enroll yourself and/or your eligible dependent(s) in vision coverage for eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses administered by Vision Service Plan (VSP). The VSP network is comprised of more than 24,000 private-practice doctors located throughout the U.S. Participants receive the highest level of coverage when using an in-network VSP provider. Learn more about NYU's VSP Vision Care coverage (PDF).

Visit the VSP website to view eye care resourceslocate a doctor, or print an identification card.

Visit MetLife’s MyBenefits portal to view dental plan coverage, check claim status, search for a dentist, and print an identification card (ID cards are not issued automatically). Enter New York University when prompted for Company Name, then click on the Dental tab and follow the prompts to either sign in using your username and password, or to register if this is your first time visiting the site, using your University ID (without the N).

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Service VSP Provider Non-VSP Provider
WellVision Exam*
  • 100% covered after $15 copay
  • Covered up to $50
Retinal Screenings
  • 100% covered after $39 copay
  • Not covered

Lenses*

  • Single
  • Lined bifocal
  • Lined trifocal

 

  • 100% covered after $15 copay

 

 

  • Covered up to $50
  • Covered up to $75
  • Covered up to $100
Frames*
  • Covered up to $160
  • Covered up to $70
Elective Contact Lenses (in place of lenses and frames)
  • Covered up to $160
  • Covered up to $105

* Wellness exam, lenses, and frames: once every 12 months.

Vision Plan Contributions: Lower Rates for 2018

If you elect to participate in the NYU Vision Plan, your monthly contributions will depend on the level of coverage you select, as follows:

  • Employee Only: $6.79 per month
  • Employee + One: $14.26 per month
  • Employee +Family: $22.15 per month

Visit VSP’s website to view plan coverage, check claim status, search for a provider, and print an identification card (ID cards are not issued automatically). Click on the green ACCESS button under View My Benefits and follow the prompts to either sign in using your username and password, or register if this is your first time using the site by clicking on CREATE AN ACCOUNT and enter your University ID number, including the “N”, in the member ID field.

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