HVHC’s Davis Vision Closes Plainview, NY Laboratory

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Davis Vision has closed its Plainview, Long Island laboratory, VMail has learned. The 30-year-old lab’s closure was communicated to employees on Monday.

Officers and Board Elected at NAVCP Vision Health Summit

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:27 AM SAN DIEGO—The program agenda was “Future Focused” as executives of the country’s largest managed vision care plans and insurers, joined by allied members and some major optical retailers, came together here for two days at the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) annual Vision Health Summit.

Ophthalmologists Visit Capitol Hill to Discuss Issues Affecting Medical and Surgical Eyecare

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:21 AM WASHINGTON—Eye physicians and surgeons representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) met with members of Congress this week to discuss many of the primary issues they believe are affecting medical and surgical eyecare.

Survey Says Employees Value Vision Benefits, But Desire Better Eyewear Coverage and Education

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Vision benefits are a key component of an employer’s overall health benefit package for employees and just by offering vision coverage it could set companies apart and increase employee satisfaction, according to the findings of a new survey.

VSP’s Steve Wright Retires

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Friday, April 21, 2017 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Steve Wright, most recently president of VSP Global’s Omni-Channel Solutions business, has retired. Wright’s retirement was announced internally last week and is effective immediately.

VisionWeb Partners With ZirMed for Insurance Clearinghouse Platform

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Monday, March 27, 2017 12:24 AM AUSTIN, Texas—VisionWeb is partnering with ZirMed, Inc. a leader in cloud-based claim management solutions, for ZirMed’s insurance clearinghouse platform.

Premier Eye Care Names Jeff Nowak to New Role as Chief Solutions Officer

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Monday, March 20, 2017 12:24 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Premier Eye Care, a leader in providing innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eyecare, has named Jeff Nowak as chief solutions officer. Nowak is an experienced leader in health care operations, process improvement and technology, according to a Premier Eye Care statement.

National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) to Hold Its Annual Vision Health Summit April in San Diego

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Monday, February 20, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Association of Vision Care Plans will hold its annual Vision Health Summit April 23 to 25, 2017 in San Diego, Calif.

In Response to Court Rulings, Aetna-Humana and Cigna-Anthem Call an End to Merger Plans

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Valentine’s Day was not so sweet for the four leading U.S. health plans. The sweeping consolidation of U.S. health plans will not come to fruition, at least in the combos of Aetna/Humana and Cigna/Anthem.

U.S. District Court Blocks Proposed Aetna-Humana Merger

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:24 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—The health insurance companies Aetna and Humana have been blocked in their attempt to merge their businesses by a federal judge, who issued a 158-page opinion preempting the deal.

CareCredit Marks 30 Years, Asks Cardholders to Submit Stories in New Contest

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Friday, January 20, 2017 12:18 AM COSTA MESA, Calif.—CareCredit, which offers a flexible payment option for at more than 200,000 locations across the U.S., is marking its 30th anniversary this year.

Unum Launches Vision Coverage Benefit Nationally as Follow-up to Starmount Deal

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Monday, January 16, 2017 12:18 AM CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—Unum (NYSE:UNM), a leader in employee benefits, earlier this week said it is entering a new market with the launch of Unum Vision and Unum Dental, a move that was planned as a follow-up to its April 2016 acquisition of the parent company of Starmount Life Insurance Company and Always Care Benefits, an independent vision and dental benefits provider.

VSP Global’s Dan Mannen, OD, and VSP Vision Care’s Kate Renwick-Espinosa on Dec. 7 ‘Power Hour’

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Monday, December 5, 2016 12:15 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—VSP Global’s board chair, Dan Mannen, OD, FAAO and VSP Vision Care president Kate Renwick-Espinosa are the guests on the Dec. 7 episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.

Online Contact Lens Startup Sightbox Raises $1.8 Million

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:18 AM PORTLAND, Ore.—The startup company Sightbox, which offers a membership-based supply service for contact lens wearers, has raised $1.8 million in a seed-round of funding.
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