Attracting and Retaining Employees with Vision Benefits

Originally posted January 21, 2014 by Bill Olson on http://analytics.ubabenefits.com

In 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, we believe 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 Kaminsky & Associates 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 for the “What You May Not Know About Vision” webinar, visit our Webcasts page or click here. This webinar has been submitted to the Human Resource Certification Institute to qualify for 1.25 re-certification credit hours.