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Attracting and Retaining Employees with Vision Benefits

By Bill Olson, VP, Marketing & Communications at United Benefit Advisors
  Jan 21, 2014 9:34:00 AM

vision benefitsIn the face of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the most substantial change in decades to the U.S. health care system, many employers are struggling to stay on top of health plan compliance while focusing on attracting and retaining employees, especially as the economy improves. Employee benefits packages that include vision insurance can help employers reach strategic goals, attract and retain employees, control health care costs, and increase productivity.

In fact, vision benefits are the most requested benefit after dental insurance, with more than 80% of American adults requiring some form of vision correction, according to VisionWatch—a study conducted by the Vision Council in June 2013. Additionally, United Benefit Advisors (UBA) believes that voluntary benefits, including vision, will be an even greater differentiator in 2014 than ever before, according to its survey from nearly 12,000 employers.

VSP® Vision Care, the nation’s largest vision benefits provider, and UBA are hosting a webinar for HR professionals and employers titled, "What You May Not Know About Vision" on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will show how a vision plan (even if offered as a voluntary benefit) can help employers by:

  1. Enhancing the capability to detect chronic conditions early by focusing on employee wellness.
  2. Saving your employees’ already constrained post-tax dollars on a health service and product.
  3. Developing higher productivity in the workplace.

To register, visit UBA WisdomWorkplace webinars and enter code "UBAVSP " to receive the $149 discount. This webinar has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute to qualify for 1.25 recertification credit hours.

Topics: HR webinars, employee benefits, hr consulting, Strategic Partner, VSP Vision Care, vision benefits, UBA Partnership