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VSP individual plans now available for sale by insurance brokers


Rancho  Cordova, CA—VSP Vision Care recently announced its individual vision plans are now available for sale by insurance brokers in the United States.

The company launched a pilot program late last year to allow insurance brokers to sell individual plans directly to consumers, but has now expanded the program to brokers in all 50 states. Brokers can sell the plans through a website hosted by VSP where clients can self-enroll.

“Millions of people are without vision coverage, and we want to increase access to care for those who wouldn’t otherwise be covered through an employer,” says Ken Stellmacher, senior vice president and general manager of VSP Individual Plans. “Also, with adult vision care not offered as part of the new public health insurance exchanges, this is a great avenue to make vision care easily accessible to consumers.”

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