Avēsis Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

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Avēsis, a national vision, dental and hearing care program administrator (http://www.avēsis.com), today announced the celebration of 35 years in business.

We are all extremely proud of the quality services that Avēsis delivers to our members and partners and we very much look forward to continuing our work and being a significant contributor in the healthcare landscape evolution.

Since 1978, Avēsis has grown from a regional ancillary benefits program administrator, to a thriving organization with a national scope, offering a comprehensive product line of essential healthcare benefits designed for the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage market sectors, including routine vision, medical/surgical eye care, dental, hearing and GAP medical coverage. Additionally, Avēsis’ wholly owned subsidiary, AbsoluteCARE, a chronic care patient centered medical home operation offers comprehensive medical, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, nutrition, transportation, educational and support services in a holistic setting.

"What started out 35 years ago on a modest budget has steadily grown into a business far exceeding anyone's expectations," said Alan Cohn, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are all extremely proud of the quality services that Avēsis delivers to our members and partners and we very much look forward to continuing our work and being a significant contributor in the healthcare landscape evolution."

The current management team brings an impressive skill set with unique talents to the table: Laura Gill, Chief Information Officer, proven technology prowess; Michael Reamer, MBA, Chief Marketing Officer, corporate sales and marketing savvy; Joel Alperstein, CPA, MBA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer, legal and business acumen; Daniel Levy, OD, Chief Optometric Officer and Fred L Sharpe, DDS, JD, Chief Dental Officer, clinical expertise; Mark Babbitt, MBA, FACHE, CMCE, Senior Vice President, Operations and Dora Wilson, Executive Vice President, Health Plan Services. With this accomplished team in place, Avēsis today offers a comprehensive suite of ancillary benefits and services that can be tailor-made and bring about a meaningful difference for any health plan or company of any size.

Over the years, Avēsis has successfully implemented client groups from as small as two employees to health plans and organizations with over a million members. The company serves the entire spectrum of customer type from commercial businesses, non-profits, Insurance Carriers and Managed Care Organizations specializing in the Medicaid and Medicare Advantage markets. "Regardless of the group or its size, we pride ourselves on service that is reliable, efficient and available at affordable premiums — all backed by world-class member care and customer service. Our mission is to ensure everyone benefits from our value proposition," stated Cohn.

Added Laura Gill, "throughout our 35-years, our focus on client, patient care and service has never wavered. We understand that the delivery of any healthcare service demands an accurate and quick response and our robust cutting-edge, integrated technology platform has been built to ensure delivery of timely and accurate solutions again and again."

About Avēsis
Avēsis has been providing essential vision, dental and hearing care benefit solutions since 1978. Since its inception Avēsis has developed, administered and refined its offerings to provide its clients with best-in-class product choices and services. Today, Avēsis’ programs cover more than seven million members throughout the country. The Company has unique experience and expertise as a third-party administrator (TPA) of commercial, Medicaid/CHIP and Medicare Advantage routine vision, medical/surgical eye care, dental and hearing care programs that enables it to cost-effectively deliver exceptional access to high quality providers. The company also provides GAP medical coverage and operates AbsoluteCARE which provides a medical home for patients and their families. Avēsis has corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona and its executive offices are based in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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