Versant Health named Kimberly Davis as its chief financial officer. As CFO, Davis will be critical to continuing integration of Versant Health into MetLife’s overall product portfolio, supporting all Versant Health growth initiatives and driving financial success. In addition to her duties as CFO, Davis is passionate about providing mentorship to women who are aspiring leaders.
Dr. Mark Ruchman, Chief Medical Officer at Versant Health, discusses the social and financial impact of eye disease; everyday steps people can take to protect their eye health; the most common eye diseases and their financial costs; and how telemedicine is being integrated into treatment plans.
The Volunteers of America Classic – the only LPGA Tour event in Texas – has announced the speaker lineup for the third annual Women’s Leadership Summit presented by Versant Health to be held June 29. The lineup includes keynote speaker Brandi Chastain, retired U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team member, accompanied by a segment with Jen Vescio, the global head of business development for Uber.
Consumers are recognizing the benefits of buying glasses and contacts online and it doesn’t appear that online shopping will slow down any time soon, as younger generations lead the movement towards online shopping and brands adjust their selling strategies to better meet their shopping habits. For this reason, health plans and advisors have a unique role to play in educating older consumers on the benefits of utilizing their vision benefits for online retail to ensure they are taking advantage of the newest offerings.
It has become more common for people to take advantage of online retail to conveniently purchase care items they regularly need, including eyewear. Although not a replacement for in-person care, access to an online retailer within network helps meet the eyewear needs of many members with varied tastes, needs, time and budgets.
More employers are recognizing that offering vision benefits is a cost-effective way to reduce health-related absenteeism and health care premiums, while increasing productivity. Hear more from Versant Health’s Lisa Hall and Kelly Wenrich on ways to encourage vision care enrollment, its effect on pricing and network choice, and its role in early detection of chronic conditions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an e-commerce surge, with technology serving as the vehicle between consumers and products. HR professionals and health plans can be a critical resource in helping employees understand how to access their vision benefits and, specifically, how that access extends to a digital medium.