Advantica Names James Scheib Vice President of Sales

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Friday, August 29, 2014 12:21 AM ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Vision and dental benefits provider, Advantica has named James W. Scheib, Jr., vice president of sales. He will oversee the sales and account management of the company’s vision and dental commercial products.

California Legislators Approve Bill to Allow Sale of Stand-Alone Adult Vision Coverage Via Link from State Insurance Exchange

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:28 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Assembly Bill No. 1877 (AB 1877) requiring the Covered California state health insurance exchange to link buyers to a separate website selling adult vision coverage passed the California Assembly unanimously (73-0) earlier this week on Monday Aug. 25, 2014, following its unanimous approval in the California State Senate (36-0) last week on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014.

Kathleen McMinn Named Vice President of Marketing for Company Formed by Merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and LINTHICUM, Md.—Kathleen McMinn has been named vice president of marketing for the company formed by the merger of Superior Vision and Block Vision in December 2013.

WellPoint to Change Its Corporate Name to Anthem

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:21 AM INDIANAPOLIS—Health insurance company, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP) announced plans last week to change its corporate name to Anthem, Inc. WellPoint serves more than 37 million people in its affiliated health plans, and nearly 67 million people through its subsidiaries, some of which already carry the Anthem brand, such as Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross.

EyeMed Call Center Certified as Center of Excellence for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:13 AM MASON, Ohio—For the fifth consecutive year, BenchmarkPortal has certified the EyeMed Vision Care contact center as a Center of Excellence. EyeMed, a U.S. vision benefits company with more than 36 million members and a division of Luxottica (NYSE:LUX), was recognized by the research and consulting organization for exceptional efficiency and effectiveness.

VSP Global Opens Innovation and R&D Lab

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Monday, July 21, 2014 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The recent collaboration between VSP Global, Google and designer Diane von Furstenberg that produced a fashionable take on Google Glass resulted from a new VSP Global initiative announced last week.

VSP Vision Care Individual Insurance Plans Now Available to Brokers in All 50 States

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 12:33 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The individual insurance plan VSP Vision Care began offering last year in certain states for insurance brokers to sell directly to consumers, originally reported by VMail in December 2013, has now been rolled out to the entire country.

Argus Dental & Vision Takes on Vision Benefits for Medicare Advantage Members in Florida, The Carolinas

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Monday, June 30, 2014 12:27 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Beginning July 1, 2014, Argus Dental & Vision will administer vision benefits to eligible Medicare Advantage members of Freedom Health and Optimum HealthCare plans in Florida as well as America’s 1st Choice in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Grenville Completes Follow-On Investment in PFO Global Group

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Monday, June 23, 2014 12:26 AM TORONTO— Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GRC), based here, has advanced an additional $500,000 to Pro Fit Optix Holding Company, doing business as PFO Global Group.

Hoya Sponsors ‘Healthy Vision 2014: The First 100 Days of Essential Pediatric Eye Health Coverage’

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Friday, June 20, 2014 12:18 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—In recognition of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) impact on children’s vision, Hoya Vision Care sponsored “Healthy Vision 2014: The First 100 Days of Essential Pediatric Eye Health Coverage.” 

Highmark Health’s Organizational Changes to Have Little Impact on Vision Divisions, Executives Say

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Friday, May 23, 2014 12:24 AM PITTSBURGH—Highmark Health announced Wednesday that David L. Holmberg was named the company’s president and CEO, and James Eisen, president of Visionworks, will be appointed co-CEO of its HVHC division along with Michael Sullivan, president of HM Insurance Group.

Highmark Health Names Holmberg President and CEO, Visionworks’ Eisen Co-CEO of HVHC

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 12:25 PM PITTSBURGH— The board of directors of Highmark Health announced today the appointment of David L. Holmberg as the company's new president and CEO, effective immediately.

Kansas and Vermont Adopt Laws Restricting Managed Vision Care Plan Contracts With Optometrists

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Friday, May 16, 2014 12:27 AM TOPEKA, Kan., and MONTPELIER, Vt.—Following the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision affirming the state’s 2010 Patient Access to Eye Care Act, as reported by VMail Dec. 18, 2013, two other states, Kansas and Vermont, have passed legislation with similar language.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Introduces Blue 20/20 Vision Care Coverage Powered by EyeMed

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Friday, May 16, 2014 12:24 AM BOSTON— Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) announced on May 13, that it has established a relationship with EyeMed Vision Care in order to offer its new vision care product, Blue 20/20.

Special Report Guides ODs About Impact of Health Care Reform

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:00 PM At a time of seismic shifts in the health care marketplace due to the Affordable Care Act, there is uncertainty among independent optometrists about how these changes will impact practice viability in the years ahead.
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