Research indicates that both employers and employees are unhappy with their vision care benefit coverage.
In the 2016 Sanofi Healthcare Survey, 91% of plan members (employees) reported vision care coverage to be very or somewhat important yet 21% of plan members reported their current coverage to be poor or very poor.
Plan sponsors (employers) similarly named vision care is the benefit they are most likely to be dissatisfied with (15%). The most frequent reasons expressed for this dissatisfaction were:
- Delivering inadequate value
- High costs for plan members and plan sponsors
- Negative feedback from plan members
It is time to modernize and improve vision care benefits in Canada. Because benefits advisors and brokers work closely with employers to determine needs and define which vision care plans best meet those needs, you are in a unique position to advocate on behalf of better coverage for Canadians workers.