Affordable Care Act Vision Coverage

Vision insurance generally isn’t covered under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).  However, pediatric eye care is a required benefit included on all plans that qualify as minimum essential coverage under the ACA.

Even though adult vision coverage isn’t a required benefit of ObamaCare, “vision health” is still an important aspect of wellness.  On this page we will discuss what vision insurance is, how you can get an eye care plan, and how the new healthcare law affects vision coverage.

Vision coverage is a health benefit that at least partially covers vision care, like eye exams and glasses. All kids under 19 in individual, family, and small group markets must be offered vision benefits.

If vision benefits are part of the plan, you can use cost assistance. If vision benefits are part of a stand-alone plan, you cannot use cost assistance. This is true for kids and adults.