ADVICS Leverages Clinic Model to Drive Primary Care Engagement ADVICS North America Inc.’s corporate vision is to improve quality of life through the evolution of vehicle safety. The company has been fulfilling this vision ever since its establishment in 1989. Today, ADVICS employs 1,700 experienced and dedicated individuals. Their approach to taking care of their team members mirrors their overall approach to business, but with a twist—ADVICS works to improve the quality of life for its team members by focusing on wellness.
“We want our team members to have the best options to take care of their health and the health of their families,” said Matthew Mikolajewski, Senior Benefits Specialist at ADVICS North America, Inc. 6
ADVICS’ core wellness program focuses on preventive care engagement through annual physicals and biometric screenings. Premium incentive discounts are offered to both employees and spouses to help drive participation. The other key element of the program is rooted in directing primary care engagement via employer-sponsored clinics. A primary care physician (PCP) relationship is the best defense against chronic conditions and is proven to reduce the cost of claims for employees, spouses and employers. According to a HORANalytics® book of business study, an annual PCP visit saves a health plan $700 per employee. The study also found that spouses without an annual PCP visit cost a health plan $1,300 more per individual. Based on the success of its initial clinic model in Indiana, ADVICS partnered with HORAN to seek out employersponsored clinic options for its Ohio team members. Last year ADVICS launched Marathon Health, formerly known as OurHealth, as a benefit offering for their plan members living and working in Ohio. Marathon Health is a network of independent primary care health centers that provides an enhanced model of care focused on optimizing the patient experience, driving better health outcomes and creating more value.