Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:33 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn.—United Healthcare Vision’s
new partnership with Warby Parker
to enable the online/brick and mortar retailer to accept vision insurance nationally in 2018 began as a pilot in Charlotte, N.C., where some employees at eight companies can take advantage of that option as of today.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:15 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn.—People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare
employer-sponsored and individual vision plans can access Warby Parker’s designer prescription eyewear, online or at any of the more than 50 stores nationwide, beginning in 2018.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:27 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.,— VSP Global
announced that Michelle Skinner has been promoted to senior vice president and chief provider relations officer.
Friday, August 18, 2017 12:23 AM
PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Highmark Health
, an integrated health care company with holdings in vision care, reported Thursday that its financial performance in the first half of 2017 was its “strongest financial performance for [a] six-month period” since the formation of Highmark in 1996.
Friday, August 11, 2017 12:30 AM
BALTIMORE and SAN ANTONIO, Texas—The two managed vision care companies – Davis Vision
and Superior Vision
– at the center of this week’s Highmark Health-Centerbridge Partners deal are “more complementary than overlapping” in their business, according to Superior Vision chief executive officer Kirk Rothrock.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:25 PM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas—A Highmark Health deal with Centerbridge Partners—announced earlier today and reported
—will create a new managed vision care company that combines Davis Vision and Centerbridge’s Superior Vision to create a new entity with 33 million covered members, according to executives of the two companies.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:24 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—A new survey by VSP Vision Care
finds that just over one-half (50.1 percent) of parents in the U.S. overlook a back-to-school eye exam for their school-age children.
Monday, August 7, 2017 12:30 AM
TAMPA, Fla.—Argus Dental & Vision Inc.
, an administrator of dental and vision benefits, has created a wholly owned subsidiary, Excedis Inc.
, to provide assistance to its Medicare and Medicaid health care partners.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:15 AM
NEW YORK—Centre Partners
, a middle market private equity firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, has completed an investment in Chesapeake Eye Care Company, LLC, a newly formed entity that combines two leading Mid-Atlantic ophthalmology practices—Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center
and Whitten Laser Eye
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:21 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—State budget legislation in California, which was recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, will restore some vision care benefits to the state’s Medi-Cal program.
Friday, June 23, 2017 12:24 AM
DALLAS—United Vision Partners (UVP), a leading network of comprehensive eyecare providers and a portfolio company of Waud Capital Partners
has announced that health care industry executive Sami Abbasi has joined as CEO and president.
Friday, June 16, 2017 12:30 AM
PHILADELPHIA— Alan Frank,
OD, a Pennsylvania independent optometrist has filed a class action complaint “on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated” against Davis Vision Inc.,
/ HVHC Inc.
and their parent company Highmark Health
in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
Monday, June 12, 2017 12:24 AM
CHICAGO—In an effort to preserve coverage for comprehensive eye exams for children, 101 industry organizations spearheaded by Prevent Blindness
last week sent to U.S. Senate leaders a letter that outlined the importance of retaining the “essential health benefits” (EHB) definition in any effort the Senate undertakes to draft new health care legislation.
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.