IEEE has expanded its member discount offerings with several new health and wellness benefits that seniors in the United States (excluding Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Puerto Rico) may appreciate. Members, regardless of age, may enroll in a discount vision plan, supported by the Coast to Coast Vision Individual Vision Program. This plan provides discounts on glasses, contact lenses, laser surgery, exams, and even designer eyewear for a low, monthly access fee. Coast to Coast Vision may be utilized at many national retail chains and thousands of vision care providers in the United States. Spouses and dependents (up to age 26) may also be covered under the member’s plan. To learn more, visit

The discount vision plan complements other benefits available in the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program, administered by Mercer. Graham Fuller, principal, business segment leader at Mercer Consumer, noted that, “Many members are already participating in the member-group MetLife Dental insurance plan, but we recognized that a vision plan would be another essential service we could offer. This is not insurance. It is a discount that will help members save money, and they can shop at familiar retail locations or online using this benefit.”

In 2020, the IEEE Member Group Insurance Program also launched a health services bundle, which consists of Teledoc, counseling, and alternative health and wellness services. Teledoc, a leading name in telemedicine, helps members save time and money with 24/7 access to a doctor by phone or online video. There is a per appointment fee of US$15 for those who enroll in the bundle. The second feature is access to counseling services, which is unlimited and has no per visit fee. Members will get access to The KEPRO Employee Assistance Program, through which experienced counselors are available 24/7. Members can expect help with issues such as loss, grief, change, transition, or abuse. Confidential counseling is offered by phone through experienced practitioners who have a master’s degree. The third feature in the bundle offers discount alternative medicine services, which includes many types of therapeutic services such as acupuncture, massage, nutritional counseling, and others. Members can access these services from a listing of participating practitioners and pay them a preset discounted fee.

The discount Vision Standalone Plan may be purchased alone for US$10/month. The Telehealth Package bundle charges US$20/month for access. Members save more if they enroll in the Complete Package for US$25/month, and there is no additional cost to enroll one or more dependents. To learn more, please visit