Warby Parker and United Healthcare to Expand Vision Benefits to a Few Markets This Year, Nationally in 2018

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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.

Warby Parker to Accept Vision Insurance in 2018 Via New Arrangement With UnitedHealthcare Vision

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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.

USC and VSP Global Release New Study on Fitness Tracker Wearables

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Friday, September 15, 2017 12:27 AM LOS ANGELES—People who use fitness tracker wearables increased their activity level when prompted by a digital coach, according to the results of a newly released study conducted by the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC) and VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop.

Skinner Promoted to SVP, Chief Provider Relations Officer at New VSP Provider Solutions Division

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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.

Highmark Health Reports ‘Strong’ Financial Results

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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.

Sizing Up the Superior-Davis Combination in Managed Vision Care

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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.

Highmark-Centerbridge Deal Will Create 33-Million Member Managed Vision Care Entity

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:25 PM SAN ANTONIO, Texas—A Highmark Health deal with Centerbridge Partners—announced earlier today and reported by VMail—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.

Half of U.S. Parents Skip Back-To-School Eye Exams for Their Children, Survey Finds

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—A new survey by VSP Vision Care and You.gov 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.

Argus Creates Excedis Division to Assist Health Plans, Hauser Named to Lead New Unit

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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.

Centre Partners Announces Investment in Chesapeake Eye Care

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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.

California Budget Legislation Signed by Gov. Brown Calls for Reinstating Some Vision Benefits

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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.

United Vision Partners Names Sami Abbasi CEO and President

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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.

Pennsylvania Optometrist Files Complaint Against Davis Vision, HVHC and Highmark

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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.

Prevent Blindness Spearheads Industry Coalition Seeking Senate Support of ‘Essential Health Benefits’

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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.

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.
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