VSP Vision Care’s Individual Plans Now Available Nationwide for Insurance Brokers to Sell
Insurance brokers looking to expand their portfolio of offerings can now add quality individual vision insurance to the mix. Not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the nation’s largest vision services and benefits company, launched a pilot program late last year for insurance brokers to sell individual vision plans directly to consumers. The program is now available to brokers in all 50 states.
Licensed brokers nationwide can now sell VSP individual vision insurance plans through a website hosted by VSP that allows clients to self-enroll. The vision plan, created exclusively for brokers, provides individuals and families the same high-quality eye care that VSP offers through employers—directly to individuals who don’t have access to vision coverage. Like VSP’s employer-sponsored plans, the individual plan also offers the lowest out-of-pockets cost in vision care with a satisfaction guarantee.
“Millions of people are without vision coverage, and we want to increase access to care for those who wouldn’t otherwise be covered through an employer,” said Ken Stellmacher, Senior Vice President & General Manager of VSP Individual Plans. “Our mission is to help people see, and one of the ways we do that is by supplying brokers with a valuable product that is affordable for their clients. Also, with adult vision care not offered as part of the new public health insurance exchanges, this is a great avenue to make vision care easily accessible to consumers.
Individual agents can register to become authorized sellers of the VSP individual vision insurance product, which is offered to consumers for less than $16 a month. The individual and family plans include a fully covered eye exam with a low copay, a $150 allowance for frames or contacts, and, in most states, a fully covered contact lens exam and fitting with no copay, and specialty services to treat eye conditions like pink eye and diabetic retinopathy. VSP has the largest network of providers in the industry and award-winning customer service.
Agents who register by July 15 will be entered into a contest to win a tablet. To learn more about VSP’s individual vision insurance program for brokers, visit www.IndividualBrokerVision.com.
About VSP Global
VSP Global® unites industry-leading companies to bring high-quality, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses and ophthalmic technology to help people see across the globe. VSP Global companies include not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the largest vision benefits and services company with more than 70 million members and a network of 30,000 eye doctors in the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the three largest global manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®, the largest EHR and premier practice management software company for the eye care industry; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new lens technologies, production processes, service and logistics; and a recently announced new line of business focused on developing tools and solutions that both address current and future consumer demands and help eye care providers become more competitive retailers. VSP Global companies operate in 100 countries on 6 continents.