Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Partnership with 1-800 Contacts Means Year-end Savings for Anthem Members

  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Partnership with 1-800 Contacts Means
  Year-end Savings for Anthem Members

    Don’t Lose Sight of Unused Flexible Spending or Health Savings Dollars

Business Wire

WALLINGFORD, Conn. -- November 15, 2012

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has teamed up with 1-800 CONTACTS and to give our members exclusive savings on their vision needs. This
offer will make it easy for members to use unspent Flexible Spending Account
and Health Savings Account dollars before the end of the year.

Anthem members can save $20 off a purchase of $100 or more, plus free shipping
at 1-800 CONTACTS and Anthem members do not have to have vision
coverage to take advantage of the deal. This offer is available to all plan

“Earlier this year, we announced our partnership with 1-800 CONTACTS, a
company known for its low prices and reputation of excellent customer
service,” said David R. Fusco, president Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
“Now, we are pleased to offer our members a discount on the exceptional deals
already offered by 1-800 CONTACTS and – reinforcing our commitment
to providing our members with the best health care value.”

To receive the discount, members will need to log onto Anthem’s website 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 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 web site. The company also offers
frames and lenses through its web site.

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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 launched to
extend the mission of superior customer service to glasses wearers.Like 1-800
CONTACTS, is committed to the highest standard of customer
service, offering free In-Home Try-On, free shipping and free 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.


Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Sarah Yeager 203-677-8598
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