VSP Global Opens Innovation and R&D Lab

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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’

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.

'Rethinking' Access to Eyecare

By John Sailer
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:00 PM An extension of the “patient access to optometry campaign,” Rethinkeyecare.com demonstrates the benefits of including an integrated, embedded, comprehensive eye health and vision benefit in every health plan.

VSP Vision Care’s Call Centers Achieve 2013 Call Center World Class Certification

By Staff
Friday, April 18, 2014 12:18 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Vision Care’s call centers achieved 2013 Call Center World Class Certification by Service Quality Management Group, Inc. (SQM) for the 12th consecutive year.

Superior Vision to Modify New Contact Lens Program After Sharp Feedback from Independent Optometrists

By Staff
Friday, March 21, 2014 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In response to strong feedback over the past week from independent optometrists about a new contact lens program which Superior Vision originally planned to introduce in May, a spokesperson for the managed vision care company told VMail yesterday that Superior is “taking a step back to evaluate the components” of the program and has developed a new contact lens ordering system for its providers to order elective contact lenses for Superior Vision’s members.

VSP Opens New Optical Manufacturing Facility in Baltimore

By Staff
Friday, March 21, 2014 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.— VSP Optics Group has opened a new VSPOne Optical Technology Center in Baltimore, Md.

Alexander and Jackson Discuss Health Care Reform on March 19 ‘Power Hour’

By Staff
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:18 AM FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—Guests Larry Alexander OD and Alistair Jackson will be featured on the March 19 edition of “The Power Hour,” the weekly online radio talk show hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice.
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