Member Benefit Partners

Members enjoy exclusive discounts and special offers available through NCOS and AOA endorsed partners.


Optometry-Specific Disability Insurance

Ketchum & Company specializes in the narrowly defined field of occupation/specialty-specific disability insurance. As a member, you receive a discounted rate on your optometric-specific personal and practice disability insurance. New clients receive an 18% premium discount!

Kim Ketchum, the company's owner, has been in practice for nearly 40 years. In addition to the NCOS, Ketchum & Company provides member services to other professional societies across North Carolina including the N.C. Medical Society, the Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, the High Point Medical Society, and the Triad Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. 

Learn more or contact Kim Ketchum at (336) 279-8877 or [email protected]

Malpractice, Business Owners, and Cyber Liability Insurance

You can practice with the peace of mind that both you and your practice are protected with insurance policies administered by Lockton Affinity. Learn more.

Health & Medical, Life, and Accident & Emergency Insurance

Help protect your income and your family's financial security with group insurance plans administered by A.G.I.A., Inc. Learn more

Group Purchasing and Practice Resources 

Healthy Eyes Advantage (HEA) is the next-generation marketplace for independent ECPs, delivering the most competitive vendor pricing and unique benefits to more than 10,000 independent eye care professionals nationwide. Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) is one of the nation’s leading doctor alliance groups whose mission is to help propel member practices forward through best-in-class business resources.

HEA and PECAA have joined forces and the combined companies are uniquely positioned to invest resources to help members leverage growth opportunities and thrive in an eye care landscape which has seen significant transformation.

As you take advantage of all the vendor programs and member benefits HEA offers, you directly support the NCOS. A portion of all the business billed through HEA goes directly to the NCOS, and as your practice and business with HEA grows, even more goes to advance the advocacy and programs the NCOS delivers to support optometry statewide.

Learn more or contact Jacqueline Dotson Thomas, North Carolina-based HEA Solutions Specialist, at (800) 959-2020 ext. 2602.

Bring exclusive discounts and savings to your practice on everything from medical and office supplies to wireless phone services with Intalere. Learn more.

Merchant Services

First Financial is the industry leader in providing optometry association members the very best in payment card solutions.

They consult with thousands of optometrists nationwide every year in order to use their knowledge to improve the ways their clients get paid. That is why they process over $100 million annually for optometrists.

Learn more or contact Cam Higgins at (404) 735-6555 or [email protected].

HIPPA Compliance 

Take the guesswork out of protecting your patients’ information with Compliancy Group. Learn more.

Student Loan Refinancing 

You could save on your student loans by refinancing with Laurel Road. Learn more.

Retirement Savings Planning 

Create a clear vision of your retirement savings options with Equitable Financial. Learn more.

Practice Financing 

Feel confident investing in your practice with financing solutions from Bank of America. Learn more

Practice Transitions

When it comes time for a change in your practice, make a smooth transition with Williams Group. Learn more.


Learn more about all of AOA's endorsed partners.