New Group Is Vision-Focused Addition To Stable Of World-Class Providers

Indianapolis, Indiana [January 2, 2014] — United Benefit Advisors (UBA) is proud to announce it has added VSP(R) Vision Care (VSP) as a new Strategic Partner. VSP is the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 60 million members and a network of 30,000 eye doctors.

A Strategic Partner designation is the highest level of collaboration a service provider can have with UBA. Strategic Partners, of whom there are a select few, offer exceptional products and make a special commitment to the success of UBA and its Partnership. The benefits are twofold: The Strategic Partner garners exposure and an expanded book of business through UBA Partners, while the UBA Partnership and its clientele gain access to high-quality products.

“We’re thrilled any time we can add a new Strategic Partner,” said UBA Chief Executive Officer Thom Mangan. “VSP’s outstanding products, reach and service are perfectly suited to the high standard to which we hold Strategic Partners and align with the national distribution of our Partner Firm clientele.”

“VSP is a terrific addition to a UBA portfolio that already includes other great ancillary products,” said Paul Zumbrook, UBA Senior Vice President of Partner Relations. “VSP is a specialized, well-known brand in the optical industry whose partnership with UBA only serves to enhance the experience for our UBA Partner Firms and their clients, alike.”

As a VSP Global(R) company, VSP is united with other industry-leading companies including Marchon, the world’s third largest manufacturer and distributor of frames and lenses, Eyefinity the largest technology solutions company in the optical industry, and VSP Optics Group a growing lab and supply chain network across the U.S.

“We’re excited to partner with UBA to increase access to quality vision benefits,” said Pat McClelland, VSP’s Vice President of U.S. Commercial Accounts. “UBA recognizes the value and importance of vision care for its clients, which has proven to be a key preventive mechanism to keep employees healthy and engaged while lowering long-term healthcare costs.”

About VSP Global(R)
VSP Global(R) includes VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 60 million members; Marchon(R) Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically-advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity(R) which offers innovative solutions and the premier management software and technology to improve overall practice management and patient experience; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new technologies, production processes, service and logistics.

To date, through Eyes of Hope outreach programs such as VSP Mobile Eyes(R) and Sight for Students(R), and partnering organizations including the American Red Cross and Optometry Giving Sight, VSP Global companies have invested close to $160 million in free eyecare and eyewear for close to 860,000 adults and children in need.

About United Benefit Advisors
United Benefit Advisors is the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 offices throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. As trusted and knowledgeable advisors, UBA Partners collaborate with more than 2,200 fellow professionals to deliver expertise, thought leadership and best-in-class solutions that positively impact employers and make a real difference in the lives of their employees and families. Employers, advisors and industry-related organizations interested in obtaining powerful results from the shared wisdom of our Partners should visit UBA online at www.UBAbenefits.com.

Carina Sammartino
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