History of Third Party Center winsApril 18, 2013
The AOA Third Party Center works with state affiliate optometric associations to help educate benefits managers – including those with employer-based health plans – regarding the advantages of utilizing the services of local optometrists for medical eye care.
Other third-party gains over the past 12 months include:
- All salaried and hourly employees of the General Motors Corporation, America’s largest automaker, are now able to obtain medical eye care through their local optometrists’ offices under the company health plan.
- The Chrysler Group LLC Health Care Benefits Program, which provides major medical coverage for all of the automaker’s salaried and hourly workers, has been accepting claims from optometric practices for medical eye care services since March of last year.
- Maryland’s rapidly expanding Shore Health System (SHS), a major provider of hospital services allied with the University of Maryland Health System, announced last fall it would begin covering medical eye care services provided by optometrists under its employee health plan (See AOA News, August 2012).
The AOA Third Party Center offers assistance and support materials for AOA members planning meetings or presentations to insurance plan administrators. Email TPC@aoa.org.