MetLife Boosts Group Benefits Business With Acquisition

MetLife, Inc. MET recently inked a definitive agreement to acquire Versant Health, which is a leader in vision care and owner of renowned Davis Vision and Superior Vision, from private investor group headed by Centerbridge Partners.

Subject to customary approval, the all-cash transaction valued at $1.675 billion is likely to conclude by the end of fourth-quarter 2020.

Benefits of the Deal

The deal will enable MetLife to have access to around 35 million members of Versant Health, which in turn, is likely to enhance its vision benefit offering. Notably, MetLife has an impressive record of providing group vision insurance to customers since 2012. The latest deal will not only make it the third largest U.S. vision insurer with around 38 million members but also benefit clients, who will have access to the largest provider and plan options network of Versant Health.

Apart from making MetLife a leader in managed vision

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New York firm helps small businesses emerge from the COVID-19 crisis

Jessica Larios’s baby arrived a few weeks before her due date at the end of February.

The owner of Bella’s Event Inc — an event planning business in Yonkers, NY, specializing in rentals and sales of all things party related from wedding gowns to Quinceanera dresses, table linens and party supplies — Larios could not afford to take any time off during one of the busiest months for bookings.

In a haze of feedings and caring for the baby, Larios plowed through her work. Less than a month later, things ground to a halt as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the state — and phone calls with cancellations started pouring in.

Jessica Larios, owner of Bella’s Events, which specializes in rentals and sales of anything party related, holds a Quinceanera dress at the shop in Yonkers May 28, 2020. The Acceleration Project, a Scarsdale nonprofit consulting firm that is

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The 48th Anniversary Of John F. Kennedy’s Tragic Death

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The best credit cards for freelancers

Picking the right credit card can help you get the most out of your freelance business or sole proprietorship.
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If you freelance, run a sole proprietorship, moonlight as a Task Rabbit, Uber driver or Postmates delivery person, or otherwise work for yourself, there’s plenty to love about your flexible schedule and the control you have over work projects.

The downside? You also have to foot the bill for all your small-business expenses, from travel to taxes and office space. In other words, your money has to stretch in several directions.

I’m a freelancer who has been working

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