Keeping Vision


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How do I access CEC’s online portal for Benefits Managers?

To access our online portal, visit our Benefits Managers page and click Login.

What do I do if I forgot my password or username?

To obtain new log in information, please contact our Client Relations Department.

Do you offer comprehensive plans and eyewear-only plans?

Absolutely!  One of the many advantages of choosing CEC is that we are flexible and customizable.  
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today for a custom quote for your company.

How do I check if my employee(s) is/are enrolled?

You can verify enrollment information by logging into our online portal and clicking on the member’s page or by contacting our Enrollment Services Department.

Whom do I contact to change employee eligibility information?

You can either log into our online portal or contact our Enrollment Services Department.

Do you offer Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)?

Yes.  To update your EFT information, please contact our Accounting Department.

Whom do I contact for billing questions?

CEC’s Accounting Department will be pleased to assist you with any questions you have related to billing.

Who is my account manager?

Please contact our Client Relations Department and your account manager will contact you directly.

How do I find a provider in your network?

Simply visit our Find a Provider page.  There you can search by zip code, city and state, doctor’s last name or practice name.

What if one of our preferred providers isn't in-network?

Please let your account manager know what doctor you would like to have added to our provider network and we will try to recruit them.

Is there a minimum level of enrollment?

Effective February 2018, CEC requires that groups have a minimum of 20 eligible employees. There is not a minimum requirement for total number of lives enrolled.

Does the CEC vision plan operate on a plan year, a calendar year, or service-date-to-service-date?

CEC’s vision plan operates on a plan year.

When a new employee is hired, are they allowed to enroll in the vision plan mid-cycle?

Yes, new employees are permitted to enroll mid-cycle.  However, some employers do mandate a waiting period before a new employee becomes eligible for benefits.  Note that existing employees can enroll and/or make changes only during your company’s open enrollment period (unless a qualifying event occurs).

Can a member use their allowance for non-prescription eyewear?

Most groups and providers in the CEC network allow vision plan members to use their eyewear allowance for the purchase of non-prescription eyewear. The CEC allowance acts like a credit, allowing members to purchase any items they wish, including non-prescription eyewear, but members should check with their provider and Human Resources department before using their eyewear allowance to obtain non-prescription eyewear.

How do I transfer the list of eligible vision plan members?

There are three options for enrolling members in the CEC benefit:


  1. Online.  You can add, remove or update member information by logging into our online portal and clicking on the “Data Management Member” link.  

  2. Paper Forms.  Member information can be sent via ECT Paper Forms.  These forms can be submitted by:

    • a. Emailing them to

    • b. Faxing them to 704-426-6044 – Attention: Enrollments

    • c. Mailing them to CEC, Attention: Enrollments, 2359 Perimeter Pointe Parkway, Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28208  

  3. Electronic Files.  CEC can accept enrollment files in Excel or the HIPAA 834 file format.  For more information about implementing an electronic enrollment file, contact


Is the benefit portable?

Yes.  CEC has a Portability Plan Option that allows any employee who terminates employment the option of retaining their vision benefit.  The employee has 60 days from the date of termination to enroll in this plan.  Payments are handled through credit card or bank draft.  With respect to continuation of vision coverage, the employer retains no administrative or financial responsibilities whatsoever.

Can CEC help with open enrollment?

Yes.  Please contact your account manager to discuss the enrollment process and how we can help.

Can the CEC benefit be coordinated with other vision plans and/or medical plans?

No, coordination of benefits is not permitted, either with respect to other vision plans or with respect to vision benefits under health insurance plans.

Davidson County Community College’s experience with Community Eye Care is extraordinary!  The plans are easy to understand, easy to use.  Community Eye Care provides prompt and courteous communication/service for new enrollments, changes, questions, etc.  Our relationship with Community Eye Care began over 10 years ago, and we look forward to many more years."

Donna Hullette, Employment Services Specialist
Davidson County Community College