December 3, 2014

Transforming the Vision Business

Be sure to use our new materials to help you navigate selling vision coverage in 2014. Key areas of change include the essential health benefits, auto quote auto install of full family vision plans for small business, and the removal of the routine vision  exam.



 The UnitedHealthcare Vision Difference 

A vision plan from UnitedHealthcare provides a competitive comprehensive vision care benefit. Differentiating factors include:

  • National provider network, including both private practice and retail chain providers
  • Focus on value with low premiums, low-cost copays, and reduced out-of-pocket expenses for non-covered options
  • In network and out-of-network benefits
  • Materials cost contracting and price protection resulting in lower out-of-pocket expenses for members
  • Access to discounted laser vision correction procedures and premium hearing aids
  • Dedicated account management team
  • Comprehensive member website at

Freedom of choice

A vision plan from UnitedHealthcare provides lower out-of-pocket savings for our members and a nationwide eye care network with over 55,000 access points. Consisting of both private practice and retail chain providers, our network is diverse and well-balanced, offering members greater choice and convenience by providing access to evening and weekend appointments. - 99% of the US population has access to a network provider within 15 miles.

Check out our retail provider network listing.

Funding Options

We offer your clients comprehensive vision plan options. Your clients can choose to pay all, some or none of their employees premium. Vision coverage is available for fully-insured groups with 2 or more employees. Self-funded options are available for larger groups.


At UnitedHealthcare vision, we strive to achieve a seamless program implementation. With our professional expertise and technical resources we are able to manage every aspect of our clients’ vision care program – from start-up through communications and enrollment, to customer service and ongoing administration. In addition, we will provide assistance in finalizing plan designs and in developing effective program administration procedures.

Integrated Vision: Bridge2Health

When you offer your clients UnitedHealthcare vision and medical coverage, our integrated approach helps them achieve better employee health and a healthier bottom line. Bridge2Health is UnitedHealthcare’s integrated approach to improving employee

health. Our wide range of data allows us to generate a more complete profile of our members’ health needs so we can help them achieve better health overall. And when your employees are healthier, your business can be too — with lower costs, less absenteeism and greater productivity.

Download Bridge2Health Vision flier

Clinical Whitepapers

Impact of eye exams in identifying chronic conditions

Integrating eye care with disease management: It’s not just about diabetes anymore

Integrated Eye Care: Positively impacting the costs of diabetes and hypertension

Help your clients to promote eye health every month

Use this Resource Guide to Eye Health and Wellness with your clients. This flier promotes common vision topics each month and provides links your client can use to help promote eye health to their employees.

Engaging Members

We surround our members with simplified resources 24/7 on our website, to support better health care decisions.

Eye Health and Wellness Video Library

Learn more about eye health by watching these videos.

Spectera Vision Laboratory

Catch a behind the scenes look at our independent materials laboratory servicing UnitedHealthcare vision members. Play video


“Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Vision Plans, Two Years in a Row”

UnitedHealthcare ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Vision and Dental Plans” according to the J.D. Power 2014 Vision and Dental Plan Satisfaction ReportsSM. Read more