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Health exchange will ask board to allow stand-alone vision plans
Sacramento Business Journal

Staff at the California Health Benefit Exchange will recommend Tuesday that the board change its policy to allow standalone vision plans to compete for business in both the individual and small business programs. An Aug. 23 decision by the board to bar these plans from selling to individuals in the exchange for at least a year prompted backlash from VSP Global, including a threat by CEO Rob Lynch to move the eyecare giant’s Rancho Cordova headquarters out of state. Lawmakers and business leaders in the region asked for reconsideration of the policy.