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10/1/2015

Delta Dental of New Mexico Adds Free VSP® Vision Care Discount Vision Program
to Small Group Plans

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., October 1, 2015 — Delta Dental of New Mexico (DDNM) has teamed up with the nation’s only not-for-profit vision care company, VSP® Vision Care, in order to provide a free discount vision program with all Small Group Pool (SGP) dental plans. SGP plans are designed for organizations with 3–100 eligible employees. Effective today, enrollees in existing and new SGP dental plans can take advantage of immediate savings on common vision services such as eye exams, lenses and frames. The VSP Vision Savings Pass program is not an insurance plan—it is a discount vision program offering savings on eye care and eyewear.
 
“The benefits market can be difficult to navigate for all organizations, especially small businesses,” said Mike Wallace, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Affairs at DDNM. “Our goal is to make it a little easier for benefits decision makers by offering them top-notch dental benefits, with the added bonus of a discount vision program from the leader in vision and eye care benefits, VSP.”
 
“We are excited to partner with Delta Dental of New Mexico and expand access to vision care, which is the most requested ancillary benefit behind dental,” said Jeff Everson, SVP GM Strategic Partnerships at VSP. “With over 2 million members already enrolled in the VSP Vision Savings Pass program, we are seeing increasing demand for this unique discount offer that provides real value and savings on a variety of vision services.”
 
Organizations who are interested in learning more about SGP dental plans may call DDNM at (800) 999-0963. DDNM can also tailor a dental benefits plan to large groups (more than 100 eligible employees), although the VSP discount program is only available for SGP plans.
 
Brokers interested in selling SGP plans may call DDNM at (800) 999-0963 or email sales@deltadentalnm.com.
 
About Delta Dental of New Mexico
Delta Dental of New Mexico is a nonprofit dental benefits provider that aims to advance oral health for New Mexicans through dental benefits plans and community giving. The company has served New Mexicans for more than forty years and covers nearly 390,000 New Mexicans. DDNM is proud to give to New Mexico service organizations including Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, school-based dental clinics via UNM’s Division of Dental Hygiene, Blessings in a Backpack, Leadership New Mexico, the New Mexico Dental Foundation, New Mexico Mission of Mercy, Special Olympics of New Mexico and UNM United Way.
 
About VSP
VSP Global® unites industry-leading businesses to bring the highest quality eye care and eyewear products and services to help people see across the globe. VSP Global businesses include not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the largest vision care company with more than 75 million members and a network of 32,000 eye doctors in the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the three largest global manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®, the largest EHR and premier practice management software company for the eye care industry; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new lens technologies, production processes, service and logistics; and VSP Retail, delivering a memorable consumer experience through a variety of channels that meet the diverse needs of VSP customers. VSP Global businesses operate in 100 countries on 6 continents.
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