VSP Updates

VSP® + TRICARE® = More Patient Opportunities

As enrollment for the Federal Government approaches, benefit coverage is on the minds of your patients who are affected. This year there’s a new vision coverage opportunity for military families and retirees through the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). This means over 7.5 million potential new patients will be eligible for stand-alone vision coverage.

Enrollment takes place during Open Season, November 12 – December 10, 2018. As Open Season approaches, educate yourself and your patients about the changes to comprehensive vision benefits available with TRICARE. Previously, TRICARE’s eye-related coverage was limited. Enrollees needed a doctor referral to obtain a covered exam and had no materials benefit. Moving forward, when patients enroll in FEDVIP and choose VSP, they’ll have access to a comprehensive exam and materials coverage—no referrals needed.

To help educate current patients and bring new potential patients into your practices, we have kicked off a highly targeted marketing campaign informing them of the personalized service, exceptional eye care, and high-quality eyewear VSP’s network doctors provide for their patients.

For more information about the opportunity this year, visit vsp.com/Tricare*, a website created as a resource for VSP doctors, or our TRICARE FAQ. These resources will help explain how TRICARE impacts your current patients, the new process for selecting a vision care provider, and changes in coverage and benefits for patients.

If your military patients have questions, you can also point them towards this VSP blog or choosevsp.com/tricare.

*Eyefinity VSP Online login required.

Stock Up on Frames Designed to be Durable

Built with incomparable technical features and superior quality to meet the demanding needs of an active lifestyle, the extremely durable Flexon® frames are designed to be flexed, bent, or twisted, and then return to their original shape. Flexon continues to develop innovative additions to the collection with inspiration from carbon fiber in three new styles – E1035, E1036, and E1037. These new styles will be especially attractive to your active and tech-savvy patients.

Additionally, now through January 31, 2019, VSP® members get an extra $40 to spend on Flexon eyewear.*

Be prepared for the end-of-year rush by stocking up on Flexon adult and junior frames.

Contact your Flexon sales representative to stock up today.

*Includes VSP Signature Plan, VSP Choice Plan, VSP Advantage Plan, VSP Essentials Plan, Second Pair, Computer VisionCare Plan, and Suncare Plan patients. Some exclusions apply.

Check the Patient Record Report at authorization to see if patient is eligible.