Shenandoah Life Insurance Company has partnered with EyeMed Vision Care to launch StarVision, a new group vision care insurance plan.

Vision insurance is a wellness benefit that helps combat the costs of regular eye exams and vision correction. It can add to an employer’s benefit package, which can support recruiting and retaining employees, and help address work productivity concerns.

Employers can offer StarVision, which can be administered at two plan levels and various rate tiers, as an integrated part of their benefits plan or on a strictly voluntary basis.

In addition to its new vision care plan, Shenandoah Life offers a full-line of group insurance products including dental, life, and long- and short-term disability. The company said that the products are available to employers of all sizes, from two lives plus.

Cynthia Light, vice president of sales and marketing for Shenandoah Life Insurance Company, said: With nearly 150 million Americans wearing corrective lenses, a quality vision plan allows employers to strengthen their benefit package with a useful, yet relatively inexpensive, benefit.