Dental Voluntary Plan and Vision Discounts


When selecting a dental services program, students and their families might consider:
  • Availability of appointments
  • Location of the dental practice
  • Cost of service
  • Type of provider rendering care

Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage gives students the ability to select a primary care dentist (PCD) from the large Aetna Network. The participating dentists are conveniently located within the tri-state area and some offer weekend office hours. This plan provides a wide range of service options including preventative and diagnostic care with a $5 per visit copay.

 Annual Premium
(Sept. 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2015)
Spring Only Premium
(Jan. 1, 2015 - Aug. 31, 2015)
Student Only$296$197
Student & Spouse$610$406
Student & Child(ren)$766$510
Student & Family Plan$1,080$719


The enrollment deadline is September 30, 2014 for the Fall Term (and January 31, 2015 for Spring Term students).

Please note that enrollment in Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage is open to all students. You do not need to be enrolled in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan to take advantage of this plan.

To enroll in Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage, visit the Aetna Student Health website.

To locate a participating dental provider, go to Docfind.

Note: Aetna Advantage Dental™Coverage and insurance plan is underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company, Aetna Dental Inc., Aetna Dental of California Inc. and/or Aetna Health Inc. In Arizona, Aetna Advantage™ Dental is underwritten by Aetna Health Inc.


Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program

Available to all students enrolled in the Gold or Platinum levels of the Student Health Insurance plans. Coverage provides access to discounted prices for many eye care products, including sunglasses, contact lenses, non-prescription sunglasses, contact lens solutions and other eye care accessories. Plus, you can receive discounts on LASIK surgery (the laser vision correction procedure). A listing of participating providers is available through the "DocFind©" feature at

The Aetna Vision℠ Discount Program providers closest to the Morningside Campus are:

  • Columbia Opticians, Inc. 1246 Amsterdam (at 121st Street)
    (212) 316-2020
  • LensCrafters  2770 Broadway (between 106th and 107th Streets)
    (212) 678-0530
Last updated May 12, 2015