June 28, 2016
On June 2, 2016, Gov. Shumlin signed S 215 into law. Effective July 1, 2016, vision insurance plans may not restrict or otherwise limit an optometrist’s, optician’s or ophthalmologist’s choice of suppliers of products, services or materials or use of optical laboratories. The provider’s choice must be based on what is more beneficial to the participant in respect of cost, quality, timing or selection. The provider must provide a notice to participants of any additional cost as compared to utilizing the plan’s selection of source, supplier or laboratory.
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