2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study Analyzes 15 Specific Managed Vision Care Plans

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—How do patients perceive their experiences when using vision coverage? This is among the many questions related to managed vision care answered in Jobson Optical Research’s new “2014 Managed Vision Care Patient Experience Study.”

Davis Vision Adds 590,000 Members With Contract to Provide Vision Coverage for United Auto Workers Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:27 AM SAN ANTONIO— Davis Vision announced yesterday that it has signed a contract to provide vision coverage for the United Auto Workers (UAW) Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care benefits in the U.S., responsible for providing health care benefits to more than 755,000 UAW retirees and dependents from General Motors (GM), Ford and Chrysler.

NAVCP to Explore Impact of Upcoming Elections on Health Care

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:20 AM LOUISVILLE. Ky.—With Election Day approaching , the National Association of Vision Care Plans has scheduled a webinar forecasting upcoming elections.

California Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Have Required Access to Adult Vision Coverage Via State Health Insurance Exchange

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:27 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Last week, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assembly Bill No. 1877 (AB 1877) that would have required the Covered California state health insurance exchange to link buyers to a separate website selling adult vision coverage.

Vision Source Partners With Minuteman Health to Provide Vision Care Throughout New Hampshire

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Friday, September 26, 2014 12:24 AM KINGWOOD, Texas— Vision Source has entered into an agreement with Boston-based health maintenance organization, Minuteman Health, to provide vision services for Minuteman Health New Hampshire.

EyeMed President, Lukas Ruecker, Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Association of Vision Care Plans

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:27 AM MASON, Ohio—Lukas Ruecker, president of managed vision care company, EyeMed Vision Care, has been appointed to the board of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP).

Acuity Optical Files Federal Antitrust Petition Against Davis Vision

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Monday, September 08, 2014 12:24 AM SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Acuity Optical Laboratories has filed a Federal Antitrust Petition against managed vision care provider Davis Vision.

Advantica Names James Scheib Vice President of Sales

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Vision and dental benefits provider, Advantica has named James W. Scheib, Jr., vice president of sales. He will oversee the sales and account management of the company’s vision and dental commercial products.

California Legislators Approve Bill to Allow Sale of Stand-Alone Adult Vision Coverage Via Link from State Insurance Exchange

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:28 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Assembly Bill No. 1877 (AB 1877) requiring the Covered California state health insurance exchange to link buyers to a separate website selling adult vision coverage passed the California Assembly unanimously (73-0) earlier this week on Monday Aug. 25, 2014, following its unanimous approval in the California State Senate (36-0) last week on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014.

Kathleen McMinn Named Vice President of Marketing for Company Formed by Merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and LINTHICUM, Md.—Kathleen McMinn has been named vice president of marketing for the company formed by the merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision in December 2013.

WellPoint to Change Its Corporate Name to Anthem

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:21 AM INDIANAPOLIS—Health insurance company, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) announced plans last week to change its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. WellPoint serves more than 37 million people in its affiliated health plans, and nearly 67 million people through its subsidiaries, some of which already carry the Anthem brand, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross.

EyeMed Call Center Certified as Center of Excellence for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:13 AM MASON, Ohio—For the fifth consecutive year, BenchmarkPortal has certified the EyeMed Vision Care contact center as a Center of Excellence. EyeMed, a U.S. vision benefits company with more than 36 million members and a division of Luxottica (NYSE:LUX), was recognized by the research and consulting organization for exceptional efficiency and effectiveness.

VSP Global Opens Innovation and R&D Lab

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The recent collaboration between VSP Global, Google and designer Diane von Furstenberg that produced a fashionable take on Google Glass resulted from a new VSP Global initiative announced last week.

VSP Vision Care Individual Insurance Plans Now Available to Brokers in All 50 States

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:33 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The individual insurance plan VSP Vision Care began offering last year in certain states for insurance brokers to sell directly to consumers, originally reported by VMail in December 2013, has now been rolled out to the entire country.

Argus Dental & Vision Takes on Vision Benefits for Medicare Advantage Members in Florida, The Carolinas

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Monday, June 30, 2014 12:27 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Beginning July 1, 2014, Argus Dental & Vision will administer vision benefits to eligible Medicare Advantage members of Freedom Health and Optimum HealthCare plans in Florida as well as America’s 1st Choice in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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