Superior Vision and Block Vision Receive Final Approval on Merger

Integration to create leader in eye and vision health solutions

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA, and LINTHICUM, MD (December 2, 2013) – Superior Vision and Block Vision, providers of eye and vision health solutions to a variety of business segments, today announced that they have received final approval to merge the two companies.

“We are ready to begin the process of putting these two successful, culturally-aligned companies together,” said Kirk Rothrock, President, Superior Vision. “We will build upon our strengths to create an industry leader, enabling access to healthy sight through a myriad of avenues. Innovative plans are in the works to extend the depth and breadth of our core business while also solidifying our foundation of excellent service.”

With distinct yet complementary lines of business across commercial and government sectors, Medicare and Medicaid markets, health plan partnerships, and medical-surgical eye care programs, the company can capitalize on efficiencies across the organization.

“Building on the joint strengths and shared commitment to excellence on which both Block Vision and Superior Vision have built our respective businesses, our combined company is uniquely well-positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the specialty health benefits market,” stated Andrew Alcorn, President and CEO of Block Vision. “We look forward to integrating our operational expertise and service philosophies for the benefit of our valued clients and members.”

The merged company will cover more than 8.5 million members nationwide, with a provider network surpassing 55,000 access points. For more information about Superior Vision and Block Vision, please visit and

About Block Vision

Block Vision, headquartered in Linthicum, Maryland, is a specialty health benefits company that manages all levels of vision and eye care benefits, ranging from wellness vision plans to comprehensive eye care programs that include management of medical and surgical eye care services. As an industry leader with more than 20 years’ experience, our top priority is delivering high-quality service and outstanding value to our clients, members and participating providers. For more information, visit Block Vision online at

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About Versant Health

Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving more than 33 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions that range from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has a unique visibility and scale across the total eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers.

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