AXA Singapore today announced the availability of AXA Smart Vision by VSP, an innovative eye care plan that provides great value with minimal investment. The new scheme is a product of the partnership between AXA Singapore and VSP Vision Care, the leading provider of vision care and coverage with more than 80 million members and a network of 37,000 providers worldwide. AXA Smart Vision is available through AXA’s distribution network.
“AXA Smart Vision offers additional prevention and well-being benefits, going beyond just the reimbursement of medical bills. This supports AXA’s vision of transforming from a medical bill payer to a prevention partner with our corporate customers,” said Sébastien Roger, Head of Products & Strategy for Health in AXA Singapore. “Our alliance with VSP Vision Care makes quality eye care more easily accessible to all our corporate customers in Singapore.”
Corporate employees covered by AXA Smart Vision by VSP within their Employee Benefits policy will receive savings on prescription glasses or contact lenses as well as a fully covered comprehensive eye exam from VSP’s network partner, OPTICAL 88. Corporate enrolment AXA Smart Vision is flexible and can be either funded by the employer or by the employee as a voluntary benefit.
“We believe that everyone deserves the ability to see clearly and that vision care is truly essential,” says Eric Lam, Asia regional vice president of international development at VSP Vision Care. “Many don’t realize that while a regular eye exam is crucial for monitoring vision health, it’s also an important indicator of overall wellness.”
Since the eyes are the only place in the body with a clear, non-invasive view of arteries and cranial nerves, optometrists are often able to detect early chronic health conditions occasionally before symptoms are apparent. According to a recent study by Human Capital Management Services (HCMS) Group, on behalf of VSP Vision Care, an eye exam is often the first to detect signs of chronic conditions, such as:
- High cholesterol in 62% of cases
- Hypertension in 39% of cases
- Diabetes in 34% of cases
The study also showed that people who receive an annual eye exam needed less medication to manage their condition, were less likely to have emergency visits and hospital admissions, and went to the doctor more frequently.
To find out more about AXA Smart Vision by VSP, please contact your AXA representative or AXA Customer Care at 1800 880 4888.
About AXA in Singapore
With presence as early as 1969, AXA operates in both entities of Life Insurance and General Insurance in Singapore. AXA offers a wide range of products, catering to the needs of individuals and companies.
AXA Insurance is the No. 2 general insurer in Singapore. It ranks No. 2 in Health, Marine Cargo and Motor insurance in the Singapore general insurance market.
About AXA Asia
AXA Asia is a market leading insurance player offering a differentiated composite proposition in Life and General Insurance with operational presence in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. AXA Asia is part of the AXA Group, headquartered in Paris and a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management with a presence in 59 countries. AXA Asia is committed to creating a sustainable, long-term business for our employees, customers and shareholders.
ABOUT THE AXA GROUP
The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 103 million clients in 59 countries. In 2015, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 99.0 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.6 billion. AXA had Euro 1,363 billion assets under management as of December 31, 2015.
The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.
The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.
It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.