NU Online News Service, Oct. 14, 2004, 5:22 p.m. EDT

Employer Health Care Alliance Cooperative, Madison, Wis., will be buying vision care benefits from the Ameritas Group, Lincoln, Neb., for member employers.[@@]

The alliance, a nonprofit employer health care cooperative, will offer Ameritas Focus Eye Care plans to member employers with at least 10 enrolled employees.

Employers can choose a group plan that includes coverage for exams and eyewear, a group plan that includes coverage only for exams, and a voluntary plan.