The eyes are not only windows to the soul but to an individual’s overall health and productivity as well. Suffice to say, vision care programs are extremely beneficial to the well-being of employees and may also contribute to reducing eye-related problems among aging work forces.
Typically, vision insurance policies cover employees’ routine eye examinations as well as entitle them to discounts when purchasing corrective eye wear. Other plans may also include laser corrective surgery and other vision-related procedures.
Although the Affordable Care Act does not extend to vision insurance, more and more businesses are offering an employer-sponsored vision care program to their regular employees.
Should you follow their lead and spend money on this non-essential expense?
The simple answer is YES.
Employees nowadays consider vision insurance as an essential part of their benefits package. And that, on its own, should be enough reason why you should offer them.
With eyestrain being the most common complaints among employees and uncorrected vision one of the leading reasons for sick days and accidents in the workplace, offering vision benefits can tremendously improve work safety and productivity in an organization.
A vision care plan is a very affordable benefit that your employees will appreciate and use. It’s an insurance policy that will – without a doubt – pay for itself many times over especially in terms of productivity and early intervention.
Employers—especially those who operate small-scale businesses—often have a hard time coming up with benefits that would improve their employee compensation package. If this is the case for you, vision insurance might be the right addition you are looking for!
For more information about vision insurance and what it entails, don’t hesitate to give Bennett and Porter a call. Our expert insurance advisors are always ready to help!