Evaluating the right provider network for your employees’ vision benefits requires looking through a different lens than you might for health or dental plans. Today’s employees expect more from their vision care benefits than ever before – placing a greater emphasis on access, choice and innovation. This whitepaper will examine to 5 key factors that influence vision care benefits, such as: • Does the vision network offer online, in-network options? • Does the vision network include a choice of both in-network independent providers and in-network retail providers? • Does the vision network include choices with both of those respectively? For example, do they offer a variety of retail options to address varying employee demographics and expectations?
Benefits administration is an onerous task for businesses of any size, and the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has added a further layer of complexity to the process, particularly for small and mid-size companies. Whereas once employers had the freedom to decide whether or not to offer health care to their team, now businesses with 50 or more workers are bound by a federal mandate to provide insurance coverage. For SMBs, the added expense of benefits plans combined with the resources needed to administer programs successfully can have a dramatic impact on the bottom line.
Healthcare costs are increasingly unsustainable for employers and employees. Could an entirely new approach—one that leverages a benefits platform to reach employees when and where they make healthcare decisions—help bend the trend?y