Updated plans will offer better service to members
Great Neck, NY, June 29, 2015– ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company is partnering with National Vision Administrators, L.L.C. (NVA), one of the largest national vision networks and benefit administrators, to provide enhanced network benefits and claims processing capabilities for its policyholders.
The partnership allows ShelterPoint to leverage NVA’s negotiating power to reduce the cost of its vision benefits for its members by utilizing NVA’s national network of over 40,000 eye care professionals, including retailers and independent doctors.
ShelterPoint will have the flexibility to create custom plans based on the individual needs of its clients. In addition, ShelterPoint’s members will have access to NVA’s stellar vision benefits administration practices and a live 24/7/365 call center.
“We’re excited about partnering with a long-established leader in vision benefits,” said Richard White, CEO of ShelterPoint, “and NVA is the perfect fit for our wider mission of keeping group benefits simple and to-the-point for all of our small business clients.”
The NVA vision plans will be available beginning July 1, 2015.
The ShelterPoint family of companies consists of ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company (formerly First Rehab Life) and ShelterPoint Insurance Company. ShelterPoint Life was founded in 1972 as The First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America (First Rehab Life) and is headquartered in Great Neck, NY. Since its inception, ShelterPoint Life has grown into New York’s largest* statutory disability carrier and holds the rating of A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company and A- by Standard & Poor’s. Through the years, ShelterPoint Life has added additional employee benefits to its product portfolio and currently insures more than 150,000 employers and over 1.3 million members. In 2014, First Rehab Life changed its name to ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company. A Florida-domiciled carrier was acquired in 2014, which was renamed ShelterPoint Insurance Company. This newly acquired entity is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ShelterPoint Life and is licensed in 48 states and territories.
NVA has a long history of providing innovative and cost-effective vision benefit programs for its plan sponsors and their subscribers since 1979. Providing millions of people throughout the United States with vision care programs, NVA serves employers in both the private and public sectors, unions as well as MCOs, third party administrators and health care purchasing coalitions. NVA’s ever-growing vision provider network consists of tens of thousands of highly qualified, licensed eye care professionals. The network includes ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians, independent practitioners as well as optical retailers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.