Welcome to EyeQ! Your source for EyeMed information and news

Hello and welcome to EyeMed EyeQ, We know you have a choice when it comes to vision benefits, and we appreciate you continuing to choose EyeMed. We’ve created this site as a resource for you to stay connected to the unique events and innovations related to your vision benefit. Within it you’ll find a growing list of articles regarding: Trend insights Educational materials Products and benefits Sharable content for your employees Tutorials on working with EyeMed This content is specifically curated to share interesting content on vision, make your work…

Size up the risks with data security in business and healthcare

Security checkup Do your benefits vendors follow these 7 security protocols? Evaluate your vendors Your benefits package helps protect employees and their families from threats to their health and overall wellness. But how well are they — and you — shielded from unexpected threats to personal data? If you combined the populations of Chicago and Houston,1 you’d have the total number of patient records affected by the top 10 healthcare data security breaches in 2018.2 In fact, 94% of healthcare organizations have experienced at least 1 security breach in the…

7 resources to help employees make the most of their vision benefits

Members who understand their benefits are more likely to value and use them. And that’s where we come in. Help your employees get the most from their vision benefits with easy tools designed for big impact. Looking for help with your employee communications? Use our self-serve Vision Health Wellness Calendar for articles, interactive features and tools to add to your employee newsletter, intranet and more. Access the calendar Helping employees UNDERSTAND their vision benefits 1. Understanding Your Vision Benefits interactive tool Our latest interactive tool walks members through the ins…

Time to talk the blues: options to help reduce blue light exposure

It might be time to sit down with employees and have “the talk.” And this time, consider letting the conversation get a little blue. Blue light is emitted from digital screens, the sun’s rays and other sources. Though some blue light is needed to elevate our moods and regulate our circadian rhythms, some have associated overexposure to blue light with sleep and other health issues.1 The science on blue light is still developing, but some studies suggest it may be worthwhile to reduce exposure to blue light. Fortunately, there are…

Your year-end vision benefits checklist

Finish the year strong and get a head start on 2019 by checking off these items on your to-do list: Send your clean membership file to EyeMed by December 20, 2018 if you have a January 1 benefit start-date. Ensure the correct members of your benefits team have access to the EyeMed Group Portal.

Quick tips for managing your EyeMed® invoices

You have a lot on your to-do list – we get it. That’s why we make administration of your vision benefits easy with a self-serve way to manage your company’s invoice via the EyeMed Group Portal . The portal gives you quick, 24/7 online access to your safely stored invoices from the last 13 months. GETTING STARTED You should already receive an email alert when your invoices are available – typically during the first week of every month. Simply follow the link in the email to log in to the…

Getting the most for their money: What your employees need to know at the end of the year

Share the savings with employees Before 2018 is history, encourage your employees to make a little extra time for themselves and use those vision benefits. Download and share this resource to help your employees save on their purchase. The end of the year can mean a flurry of holiday shopping, family get-togethers and a notable uptick in an already busy pace of life. With so much going on around the holidays, it can feel challenging to squeeze in one more activity. But consider: your employees have been paying for benefits…

Top 5 Reasons why texting is a friend to any benefits program

For employee benefit communicators who haven’t yet incorporated text messaging into your health benefits communication efforts, there are some very good reasons to do so. 1. Helping employees monitor health and improve outcomes Especially when it comes to health information, people are looking for easily consumable information delivered when they want, ideally through a mobile device(1). This modern communication option should matter to employers because text and messaging alerts have been shown to be important, effective tools in health monitoring(2). These messages can even help change health behaviors among hard-to-reach…

6 Security Questions to ask a potential vendor

From Contributor Mark Aquillo, Director of information security and compliance at EyeMed: Data carries a tremendous value, particularly in the holder’s reputation. So when it comes to choosing the organization who will be securing it, I use these 3 words of advice: Know. Your. Vendor. In 2016, I wrote this advice story about securing data and questions companies can ask when selecting a benefits vendor. This fast-changing aspect of doing business is one you cannot afford to ignore. Benefits vendors such as EyeMed must collect data so we can serve…

Meet LevEye: See why digital tools are a must to encourage enrollment.

The decision to enroll in vision benefits, or any health insurance plan for that matter, can be an intimidating experience for employees. They likely have several offerings to choose from, and while it’s an important decision, reading through insurance speak materials and looking at boring plan comparison chats isn’t making it easy for employees to decide to enroll. Benefit companies should be making it easier for employers and employees. One way employers can simplify and boost benefit enrollment is by offering the kind of innovative electronic tools employees favor. With…