VSP's Individual Plan Now available in All 50 States
June 08, 2010
Rancho Cordova, CA., June 8, 2010 – VSP® Vision Care is the first eyecare provider in the industry to offer fully-insured individual vision coverage across all 50 states. Florida marked the 50th and final state to begin offering VSP’s Individual Plan to its residents.
VSP’s Individual Plan Program launched in 2007 and provides high quality vision coverage to tens of thousands of individuals throughout the United States. The plan includes a comprehensive eye exam, prescription lenses and options, frame and contact lens allowances.
VSP recently surveyed its individual plan members and found the key reason for enrollment was the lack of vision coverage through their employer. Retirement, unemployment and self-employment without vision coverage were the next deciding factors.
“VSP developed this individual plan to help make vision coverage more affordable and accessible to those who may not have vision coverage through their employer or through other means,” said Gary Brooks, VSP Vision Care President. “We are thrilled to now offer individual coverage in all 50 states, and broaden access to eyecare which not only improves healthy vision, but helps monitor overall health at an affordable price.”
About the VSP Family of Companies
VSP®’s family of companies includes the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 55 million members; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically-advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®/Officemate® which offer innovative solutions and the premier management software and technology to improve overall practice management and patient experience; VSP Labs, industry leaders in new technologies, production processes, service and logistics.
Since 1997, VSP has provided more than 557,309 low-income, uninsured children with free eyecare. Through relationships including those with the American Diabetes Association and Prevent Blindness America, VSP promotes the importance of annual eye exams for maintaining eye health and overall wellness.
About the Study
The Individual Plan research study was conducted by VSP Market Insights and consisted of an online quantitative survey sent via email to current VSP Individual Plan members. The survey was fielded from April 28, 2009 to May 05, 2009 resulting in 500 completes.