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In today's changing workplace, employers are even more focused on understanding employees' overall health and how to adapt benefits to support them. They are finding that healthcare, especially vision care, is evolving and the need for personalization of benefits is gaining traction.

"There is an increased focus on personalized support tools because workplaces are becoming more decentralized and remote," says Louis Martinez, Vice President, Pacific North Region at VSP Vision Care. "Employers want to find ways for employees to stay engaged and to thrive," he adds, noting that consumers today want a benefit plan that works specifically for them and their families and accommodates how and when they seek care.

Vision care has become an important part of a comprehensive benefits package and can even positively affect both the company's and employee's bottom line. Martinez discusses how annual exams can detect chronic conditions early, which can impact cost of care and treatment, and at times, minimize employee absences. 

Collaboration between benefits providers and employers is also key, says Martinez, stressing that it is vital to find ways to close the gaps in care through the sharing of information and data.  

"Employers and benefits providers must work together to bring more order to the chaos that can often arise in the healthcare space."

Press play to hear more from VSP's Louis Martinez regarding trends in the benefits space, the practical role that vision care is playing on overall employee health and productivity, and what employers should consider when choosing a vision plan — and what they may be overlooking. 

About Louis Martinez:

Louis Martinez is the regional vice president at VSP Vision Care. He has extensive experience in the healthcare industry and oversees clients including several Fortune 100 companies and some of the most recognizable employer groups in the country. Louis is passionate about building personalized benefits solutions to address the challenges of a diverse and evolving workforce.

 

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