|[November 15, 2012]
Anthem Urges Its Members Not to Lose Sight of Flexible Spending or Health Savings Dollars
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine --(Business Wire)--
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has teamed up with
1-800 CONTACTS and Glasses.com to give local members exclusive savings
on their vision needs. This offer will make it easy for members to use
unspent Flexible Spending Account dollars before the end of the year.
Members can also use their Health Savings Account dollars to take
advantage of these savings.
"Earlier this year, we announced our partnership with 1-800 CONTACTS, a
company known for its low prices and reputation for excellent customer
service," said Michael Burton, regional vice president of sales, Anthem
Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. "Now, we are pleased to offer our
members a discount on the exceptional deals already offered by 1-800
CONTACTS and Glasses.com - reinforcing our commitment to providing our
members with the best health care value."
Mr. Burton noted that members can save $20 off a purchase of $100 or
more, plus free shipping at 1-800 CONTACTS and Glasses.com. "It is also
important to note that members do not have to have vision coverage to
take advantage of this offer as it is open to all of our plan members."
To receive the discount, members will need to log onto www.Anthem.com
and click on "Discounts." Then, click on "Vision, Dental and Hearing" to
access the discount through Special Offers. Once there, click on
"Redeem" and it will take the member directly to 1-800 CONTACTS or
Glasses.com. The $20 discount and free shipping will be automatically
applied at the time of purchase. Members can use their Flexible Spending
Accounts and Health Savings Account to pay for their purchases of
contact lenses or glasses.
1-800 CONTACTS offers consumers a convenient and affordable way to
purchase contact lenses through its easy-to-remember, toll-free
telephone number, "1-800 CONTACTS" and its www.contacts.com
web site. The company also offers frames and lenses through its
glasses.com web site.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Health
Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trade mark of Anthem
Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and
symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine
is available at www.anthem.com.
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About 1-800 CONTACTS
1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. is the largest retailer of contact lenses in the
United States. The company stocks more than 15 million contact lenses
and delivers over 200,000 every day directly to customers. 1-800
CONTACTS has delivered over 25 million orders to more than 8 million
customers since the company was created in 1995. The company offers all
soft contact lenses produced by major manufacturers including Johnson &
Johnson, CIBA Vision, Bausch & Lomb, and Cooper Vision. 1-800 CONTACTS
is the leading direct marketer of contact lenses, capturing two-thirds
of all online sales. Through its easy-to-remember, toll-free telephone
number "1-800 CONTACTS" (1-800-266-8288) and award-winning website, the
company ships approximately 98 percent of its orders within one business
day of receipt and verification of prescriptions. High volume and
cost-efficient operations enable 1-800 CONTACTS to offer products at
competitive prices while delivering exceptional customer service. In
fact, customer service is the primary mission and the very soul of the
organization. 1-800 CONTACTS was born out of the need for a better
customer experience. That's why every decision made and dollar spent
begins and ends with the customer in mind. In 2011, 1-800 CONTACTS
to extend the mission of superior customer service to glasses
wearers. Like 1-800 CONTACTS, Glasses.com
is committed to the highest standard of customer service, offering free
In-Home Try-On, free shipping and free returns. Glasses.com
will be positioned to become the leading online retailer of name-brand
glasses by providing superior customer service, convenience, and
innovative solutions to the consumer glasses buying process.
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