Dental and Vision Insurance

In an effort to give employees access to benefits not otherwise available through the College, Hamilton offers dental and vision plans in which employees pay the full cost for all benefits selected. Premiums will be deducted on a before-tax basis. Dental coverage is provided by Ameritas (select "Account Access" at the top right of the screen) and vision coverage by Vision Service Plan (VSP).


Eligibility for voluntary benefits is the same as for the College's medical insurance (a full time or half-time or more employee). Dependents eligible for coverage are spouse/domestic partner and unmarried, dependent children to age 19 (23 if full-time student).

Dental Plan

Dental services are covered based on a percentage basis with a maximum benefit of $1,000 per calendar year per covered individual. You may use any dentist you choose. Your out-of-pocket expense is generally less with an in-network dentist.


Vision Plan

The eye care plan features the VSP Provider Network. Many services provided by an in-network doctor are covered 100% after applicable copays ($10 for exams, $25 for frames and lenses). Services provided by an out-of-network doctor are paid according to a schedule of benefits.


Except for certain change in status events, participants may only make changes to their enrollments during Open Enrollment in November with a January 1 effective date.

Contact Human Resources, x4689, if you have any questions concerning your benefits.

Contact Information

Human Resources

Philip Spencer House
College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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