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.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The health insurance companies Aetna
have been blocked in their attempt to merge their businesses by a federal judge, who issued a 158-page opinion preempting the deal.
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.
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:18 AM
(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.
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.
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.
Monday, November 28, 2016 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—Jobson Optical Research
, in conjunction with Local Eye Site
, has announced that the 2016 Compensation Study is now available for eyecare providers.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:18 AM
PETALUMA, Calif—Energeyes Association
is now launching an Ignition Program for all of its members in response to the need for information necessary to participate as a medical service provider, namely the implementation of electronic medical records (EHR), clearing house services for billing and credentialing on important insurance panels.
Monday, November 7, 2016 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON—The fourth annual U.S. News & World Report Leadership Forum
, "Healthcare of Tomorrow," features national thought leaders, including Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC
and president of USC Care physician medical group, speaking on a range of topics that will shape the future of America's health care system.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 12:28 AM
The tempestuous relationship between optometrists and ophthalmologists historically favored MDs because of their positions of power and prestige in the medical community. ODs who referred patients to a local ophthalmologist most often lost them as the MD practice took over. But the tide began to turn in the early 1980s as intrepid optometrists pushed back, demanding a role in clinical decision making.
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:18 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Eyefinity
, the practice management software division of VSP Global
, has named Masoud Nafey, OD as vice president of professional relations.
Monday, October 10, 2016 12:21 AM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Americans believe they are becoming more knowledgeable about the vision benefits offered by their employers, according to a new survey.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:33 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—With the open enrollment period set to begin for millions of Americans, the NAVCP
is emphasizing the correlation between vision benefits and healthy eyecare habits.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:27 AM
has signed an agreement that will bring Costco Optical
on-board as an eyecare provider in the VBA network, the companies announced Tuesday.