IN: Health Mgmt. Co, OurHealth, Expands Indy HQ, Adds 450 Jobs Across State
28 May, 2014
The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $19.96 million, among other initiatives, to more than double the size of its corporate headquarters, leasing, renovating and equipping an additional 10,000 additional square feet of office space in Indianapolis. OurHealth headquarters are currently located at OneAmerica Tower in downtown Indianapolis. The company also plans to lease a network of 3,500 square-foot clinics across Indiana, providing healthcare services for employers of all sizes.
Innovative solutions in healthcare are developing right here in Indiana, drawing the nation’s eyes directly to the Hoosier State,” said Pence. “OurHealth is a key partner in promoting Hoosier health, empowering individuals to take control of their options in a consumer-driven marketplace. In part because of their efforts, Indiana’s workforce continues to grow stronger with a focus on wellness and a higher quality of life proving Indiana is a state that works.”
OurHealth plans to begin hiring certified medical assistants, health coaches, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and doctors in June. Interested applicants may apply online at www.ourhealth.org/careers.
“We are in a unique position to change the way healthcare is delivered,” said Ben Evans, co-founder and chief executive officer of OurHealth. “Employers across Indiana have experienced nearly uncontrollable increases in their healthcare costs. Along with the monetary benefits recognized by Indiana employers, OurHealth’s commitment to wellness and prevention creates happier and healthier Hoosier employees. Our commitment to healthcare innovation enables us to attract and keep top talent, offering a fantastic runway for OurHealth’s future growth.”
Founded in 2009, OurHealth works with employers to improve employee health and productivity and lower costs by removing barriers to care, supporting consumerism and focusing on wellness. The company’s model includes a primary care clinic as the hub of a total health management solution, offering preventive care, wellness and lifestyle management services, and patient referral guidance support. OurHealth was honored earlier this year as a 2014 Best Place to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered OurHealth, LLC up to $4,750,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis will consider additional incentives at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
“We’re seeing many Indy-headquartered companies experiencing exponential growth this year and OurHealth is near the top of that list with this expansion,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “As they enter these new markets, the core of operations for OurHealth will benefit our local skilled workforce. This gives us an opportunity to show companies across the U.S. that our welcoming business climate and talent creates an ideal environment for their company to consider Indianapolis for future growth.”
Companies leveraging technology to serve their clients find an advantage in Indiana. Earlier this month, Pence joined Interactive Intelligence, a global provider of business communications software and services, to announce the company’s plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters, creating 430 new high-wage jobs across the state.
OurHealth is a clinically driven provider of integrated on-site health management services for employers. It focuses on enhancing workforce productivity and lowering health care costs, leading to sustainable value. Using a consultative and analytical approach to design customized solutions for its clients, OurHealth provides on-site clinical care focused on the primary health care needs of employees, while offering turnkey service with its Total Health Management Solution(SM). The goal of this comprehensive program is to provide value-conscious care options for patients through health promotion, wellness and prevention efforts, lifestyle management, chronic condition and medication management support, on-site laboratory and pharmacy services, and referral guidance. OurHealth is a privately-held company based in Indianapolis, Indiana and can be reached at 317.522.1268 or email@example.com; on the net: www.ourhealth.org.
Created in 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation is governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence. Victor Smith serves as the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden is the president of the IEDC.
The IEDC oversees programs enacted by the General Assembly including tax credits, workforce training grants and public infrastructure assistance. All tax credits are performance-based. Therefore, companies must first invest in Indiana through job creation or capital investment before incentives are paid. A company who does not meet its full projections only receives a percentage of the incentives proportional to its actual investment. For more information about IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.