St. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2014) … Advantica is pleased to announce that James W. Scheib, Jr., of Tampa, Fla., has been named vice president of sales for the dental and vision benefits provider. In this capacity, Scheib will oversee the sales and account management of the company’s dental and vision commercial products.
Scheib brings with him nearly three decades of sales and marketing experience specific to the insurance industry. He most recently served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Argus Dental & Vision, Inc., where he was responsible for the creation and oversight of his department, the development and execution of a sales and marketing plan and the establishment of the commercial dental and vision infrastructure needed to produce sustained revenue growth throughout various distribution channels in Florida and nationwide. Over the years, he has been credited with playing a key role in the sales efforts of a number of other health plans, including AvMed Health Plans, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Florida, Inc., and Vista Healthplan.
Scheib is a member of the National Association of Dental Plans, the National Association of Health Underwriters and the Tampa Association of Health Underwriters. He has previously served as the past president of both the Capital Area and Baton Rouge Associations of Health Underwriters, based in Tallahassee, Fla., and Baton Rouge, La., respectively, and as the past, second vice president of the Central Florida Association of Health Underwriters in Orlando, Fla. He has also served his local community through charitable efforts with the Harbor House of Orlando and New Hope for Kids.
Scheib resides in Tampa, Fla., with his wife Rheta and their five children.
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Advantica offers comprehensive dental and vision plans for members through employer contracts in 22 states, plus the District of Columbia. The company serves more than 360,000 members at over 2,500 companies, large and small. Advantica also administers dental and vision benefits on behalf of health plan providers. In business since 1990, Advantica is dedicated to building awareness of the opportunity to improve overall health and well-being through good dental and vision care. Advantica is a growing ancillary benefits company with regional offices in St. Louis, Mo.; Baltimore, Md.; and Clearwater, Fla.