UnitedHealthcare Selected to Provide Vision and Dental Benefits for Federal Government Employees

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Friday, September 25, 2020 12:36 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—UnitedHealthcare has been awarded a seven-year contract to provide dental and vision benefits through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

Eyesafe, UnitedHealthcare Vision and TUV Rheinland Group Announce Blue Light Summit

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:27 AM SHANGHAI, CHINA, BERLIN, GERMANY and MINNEAPOLIS, U.S.—EyesafeUnitedHealthcare Vision and TUV Rheinland Group yesterday announced the Blue Light Summit 2020, a live global event on Oct. 15 that will highlight health issue and solutions from the world’s largest brands in electronics and health care.

VSP Global Appoints Tiffanie Burkhalter President of VSP Ventures

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global announced today the promotion of Tiffanie Burkhalter as president of VSP Ventures. In this role, Burkhalter will lead the company’s business unit designed to provide care-focused choices for doctors of optometry looking to transition their practices. Burkhalter succeeds Steve Baker, who is retiring after more than 20 years with VSP.  

Versant Health Expects to Debut New Workplace Optical Clinics With Befitting in 2021

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Monday, August 31, 2020 12:21 AM BALTIMORE—Managed vision care company Versant Health expects to launch the first of its on-site workplace optical clinics with partner Befitting in 2021, the company told VMAIL late last week.

Versant Health Announces Collaboration With Befitting

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Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:30 AM BALTIMORE—Managed vision care company Versant Health announced Wednesday that it will collaborate with Befitting an innovative eyewear provider, to bring vision care to workplaces through on-site optical clinics. The new business relationship provides Versant Health clients with convenient access to comprehensive in-network eyecare and an advanced eyewear shopping experience through fully equipped pop-up centers in their workplaces, according to the announcement.

Upcoming #AskAOA Webinar to Examine 'Vision Plan Policies That Restrict, Undervalue Care'

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Friday, August 7, 2020 12:27 AM ST. LOUIS—The American Optometric Association (AOA) is hosting an #AskAOA webinar next week which will examine "Vision Plan Policies That Restrict, Undervalue Eye Health and Your Patient." The session will be held Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET. A spokesperson for the AOA told VMAIL at presstime that the organization is still working on the lineup of participants in the session, and said, "We will have AOA leadership and leaders from different states discussing their activities regarding vision plans, as well as legal counsel to address antitrust considerations."

Guardian/Avesis' Dr. Daniel Levy Named NAVCP Secretary and Treasurer

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Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:24 AM TUCKER, Ga.—The National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) announced at that Dr. Daniel Levy, chief optometric officer of Guardian/Avēsis was unanimously approved at the organization's recent virtual board meeting to serve as the secretary and treasurer, a seat vacated by VSP’s Kate Renwick-Espinosa who assumed the chair-elect position at the April 2020 board of directors meeting. “I have represented Avēsis and now Guardian as a board member at NAVCP for seven years,” said Dr. Levy. “We are aligned with the commitment that NAVCP brings in innovation, education, and administration, as well as providing analytical data that show the value of annual eyecare and eye wear for all consumers.”

Reliance Standard Launches RSL Complete Dental+Vision Benefit Plan

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Friday, July 10, 2020 12:24 AM Reliance Standard launches dental and vision benefit plan, NAVCP issues policy statement on ocular telemedicine, ECP revenues, eye exams and sales decline, Michael Hoster succeeds James Henne as publisher of Jobson's Review Group and VSP Global names Chris Enslin president of Eyefinity all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed. 

Versant Health Debuts New Eyecare Resource Center for Healthy Vision Month

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Monday, June 29, 2020 12:24 AM BALTIMORE—In celebration of Healthy Vision Month in July, Versant Health has launched a new resource center providing tools that enable people to take command of their vision health. This is an important, “but often overlooked, indicator of overall health and wellness,” Versant Health said.

VSP Global Adds Kering Eyewear as Premier Program Strategic Partner

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Monday, June 29, 2020 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global announced a new strategic partnership with Kering Eyewear, the company said, adding that "This will expand choice and offer exclusive benefits to practices participating in the VSP Global Premier Program.

Time Is Running Out—Nominate an Influential Woman in Optical

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Friday, June 19, 2020 10:00 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue. But time is running out—the deadline to submit nominations is Friday, June 26. In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities. Make your nominations via this electronic survey form.

BrightBenefits Announces Partnership With Professional Golfer Davis Riley

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:18 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.—BrightBenefits, a recently formed ancillary benefits insurance company specializing in vision and dental, has announced a marketing partnership with professional golfer Davis Riley, winner of the Korn Ferry Tour.

VM Extends Nominations Deadline for Most Influential Women in Optical

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday has extended the nominations deadline for The Most Influential Women in Optical to June 26. Vision Monday will once again be highlighting influential women and their accomplishments in our July issue. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.

VM Adds New 'Above & Beyond' Category for VM’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical

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Friday, May 29, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue. In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities.

Nominations Now Open for VM’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical; VM Adds New 'Above & Beyond' Category

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. In retailing, wholesaling, product design, manufacturing, distribution and vision care and managed care, talented women are shaping the direction of the companies and organizations they work for, and, in many cases, lead. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July issue. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form.  In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities.