Merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision Approved, Creating One of the Country’s Largest Vision Benefits Providers


Block Vision's Andrew
Alcorn (l) and Superior Vision's
Kirk Rothrock.

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. and LINTHICUM, Md.—The merger of managed vision care leaders, Superior Vision and Block Vision, has received final approval. Creating one of the country’s largest vision benefits providers serving the employer group and health plan markets, the combined company will provide vision benefit plans to more than 8.5 million members nationwide with a provider network of more than 55,000 access points. The plan to merge was announced in VMail July 16, 2013.

“While Block and Superior focus on a balanced yet diversified portfolio, this merger is a great fit because both companies excel at providing outstanding service, choice and value in their respective markets,” Kirk Rothrock, president, Superior Vision, told VMail. “These synergies mean that our respective customers and members can maintain their high expectations of us.”

He said, “We are ready to begin the process of putting these two successful, culturally aligned companies together. We will build upon our strengths to create an industry leader, enabling access to healthy sight through a myriad of avenues. Innovative plans are in the works to extend the depth and breadth of our core business while also solidifying our foundation of excellent service.”

“Building on the joint strengths and shared commitment to excellence on which both Block Vision and Superior Vision have built our respective businesses, our combined company is uniquely well-positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the specialty health benefits market,” stated Andrew Alcorn, president and CEO of Block Vision. “We look forward to integrating our operational expertise and service philosophies for the benefit of our valued clients and members.”