Alan S. Cohn

CEO, Avesis

Owings Mills, United States

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His skills

  • Health care
  • Health care management
  • Management

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About him

In 1992, Alan S. Cohn joined the managed health care firm Avesis Incorporated, where he currently serves as CEO. In this role, Mr. Cohn oversees a nationwide team that provides vision, hearing, and dental coverage options to more than 4.5 million Americans.

Since taking over leadership of Avesis Incorporated, Alan S. Cohn has cultivated a corporate environment of growth and accountability by increasing the firm’s client base and continuing to offer flexible, ancillary managed health care plans. Founded in 1978 as National Vision Services, Avesis covers members in all 50 states and Puerto Rico through contracts with providers, including commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid health care companies; municipal and state government agencies; and both small and large employer groups. Alan S. Cohn maintains the business’ longstanding tradition of offering members, providers, and benefits managers with superior customer service. Cohn also gives managers 24-hour access to account and eligibility information and provides members with customized, affordable plans.

In order to ensure that Avesis’ members receive the best possible care, Alan S. Cohn and his executive team carefully screen the tens of thousands of dentists,audiologists,optometrists, ophthalmologists, and vision centers with whom they contract. Avesis’ credentialing process includes an assessment of training, licensing, and customer complaint history. Providers with qualified backgrounds, comprehensive liability insurance, and no malpractice claims or pending quality-of-care complaints with their licensor may be considered for contracting. When not engaged in operating Avesis, Mr. Cohn serves with the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP).He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor from The University of Baltimore.