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Advantica Names James Scheib as Vice President of Sales 

St. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 26, 2014) … Advantica is pleased to announce that James W. Scheib, Jr., of Tampa, Fla., has been Headshot_Jim Scheibnamed 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.

To learn more about Advantica, visit www.advanticabenefits.com or visit Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter for helpful eye, oral and overall health news and information.

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. 

Advantica Names Edward Pattarozzi as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer

Edward Pattarozzi_headshotSt. Louis, Mo. (Aug. 22, 2014) … Advantica is pleased to announce that Edward Pattarozzi, of Prairie du Sac, Wis., has been named the new chief sales and marketing officer for the dental and vision benefits provider.

Pattarozzi brings with him nearly three decades of sales and marketing experience, most recently serving as the vice president of sales and marketing for Dean Health Plan, a Wisconsin-based, for-profit managed care organization known for serving 400,000 members in the commercial and government sectors which was acquired last year by locally-based SSM Health Care. Remaining as a key team member under the new ownership, he developed and led a team of professionals in sales and retention, marketing communications and product development for individual, small group and large group plans. He was also the organization’s executive sponsor for the health care reform work needed to participate in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace with both on- and off-exchange product offerings. Prior to his time with Dean Health Plan, Pattarozzi served at the helm of Rockford Health Plans, a managed care company in Rockford, Ill. As president and CEO, he was credited with increasing administrative cost efficiencies, achieving a 10 percent reduction in medical loss ratios, creating successful process improvement initiatives and the achievement of NCQA Excellent Accreditation designation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Edward to our leadership team,” commented David Haynes, president and CEO for Advantica. “In addition to his impressive track-record, drive and leadership capabilities, he is a forward thinker who takes a unique approach to both challenges and opportunities. He will be a solid addition to our organization as we continue to refine our business approach to reinforce our stature and influence in the vision market, while also gaining strength in the dental market.”

To learn more about Advantica, visit http://www.advanticabenefits.com or visit Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter for helpful eye, oral and overall health news and information.

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.

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