BECAUSE YOUR HARD EARNED EMPOWERMENT MAY VANISH!
MONEY GOES A LONG WAY: As the New York IPA rose in visibility and significance over a year ago, Vision Source sought to claim our network as its own. To do this they offered Vinny Calderon and myself Financial reimbursement in terms of lower dues and growing benefits for each of the new members we signed up. Both Vinny and I refused despite the excellent personal Financial opportunity. We chose to discuss VS with the board instead. The board decided that we would keep the door open for the future but not give up all you have worked for and paid for to VS). VS wants to see itself as the next OD network in NY. If we fail they may be. If we fail, That should however be your last resort because if they are your only network (ipa) then you have NO CONTROL just like being a VSP or EYEMED service provider!
HOW VISION SOURCE CREATES “ENTHUSIASM” Vision Source grows by giving HIDDEN (Secret) benefits to those who will enthusiastically promote them. When I joined VS, five years ago, it was because of the Overwhelming excitement shared by Dr Farkas’ office team. It was also NOT a franchise at that time. Had I known they were being paid (with a discounted fee and bonuses for signups) to be excited, I would not likely have joined even for the great camaraderie of Barry Farkas, Susan Resnick and their team. I did not ever lose money in VS and VS does have some good proprietary products to offer. However, When a single doc is paying out the usual franchise fees they should not expect any big profits! If you pay 3% of your gross and your gross is near $800,000 $24,000 is what you pay VS! (A first year discount helps but you have likely traded $$ for lost empowerment).
DIVIDE AND CONQUER: The VS new new strategy (Sine your board chooses not to sell our network to them) is to “encourage” your membership by giving you a first year discount (money). The downside is to your future. They get you into their network, when your board voted NOT to join VS at this time, because it potentially diminishes the NYIOPA’s power to work for you!
Why not come along for the ride this year and be a winner with us! There is power in unity!