How to Become an AlwaysCare Provider

Apr 3, 2020
2 min read

AlwaysCare is part of the Unum Insurance Group. The following steps outline how to become a credentialed provider for patients with AlwaysCare vision plans.

Step 1: Complete the introductory requirements

In order to become an AlwaysCare provider, you must:

  1. Get your optometry license (see our guide that gives step-by-step instructions on how to get your optometry license in each state)
  2. Find a place to practice
  3. Get liability insurance
  4. Obtain your NPI number
  5. Begin the medicare enrollment process (see our 41 Step Guide to Become a Medicare Provider w/ Screenshots)
  6. Register with CAQH

See this in-depth guide for additional guidance on satisfying these core requirements. You’ll need to satisfy these requirements to become a provider with nearly every medical or vision plan.

Step 2: Complete the Plan Specific Requirements

  1. Visit AlwaysCare website
  2. Click “Contact Us” at the bottom or email: to find out more plan information
  3. They will get back to you with information to register as a provider.



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About Kevin Cornwell, OD

Dr. Kevin Cornwell graduated from The New England College of Optometry in 2015. He went on to complete a residency in ocular and systemic disease with Indian Health Services in Zuni, New Mexico. He now works with MACT Health Board, …

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