Employer-sponsored health plans
Information about and resources for employer-sponsored health plans as they relate to eye care can be found here.
To better understand how employers incorporate eye health and vision benefits into their overall benefit offerings, the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) designed a toolkit for employers that contains information and recommendations for how to improve their existing eye health and vision care benefits.
The AOA encourages you to share this valuable resource with employers in your community.
Employers integrating preventive eye care into their primary medical benefit
More than 70% of large employers say they are considering or actively pursuing the integration of preventive eye care into their primary medical benefit plans in the next five years. Providing integrated preventive eye health coverage not only shows that your company cares about its employees’ overall health and wellbeing, but also makes financial sense.
To help employers better understand the value of integrating vision benefits in their company’s medical plan, the AOA has provided a brief on considerations for benefit managers, as well as a more in-depth white paper on the value of integration, which are available below. A webinar and corresponding Podcast on what employers need to know about integrating comprehensive vision benefits also are accessible.
Congresswoman encourages federal recognition of optometry’s utility in COVID-19 vaccinations nationwide as more states activate doctors of optometry alongside new vaccine developments.
The AOA Emergency Children’s Vision Summit will provide the opportunity for doctors of optometry to learn from experts on children’s eye care as they assess the crisis and chart a course forward. The members-only virtual event launches an ongoing conversation, led by the AOA, on children’s eye health and vision care. Its School Readiness Summit is set for July.
Paraoptometric attendance at the AOA’s premier advocacy conference, May 23-25, helps reinforce optometry’s case for immediate changes that will affect the entire practice.