DEFENDER Direct Announces Launch of On-Site Health Clinic

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (January 14, 2013) – DEFENDER Direct, a leading dealer of home security and digital communication brands, has partnered with MJ Insurance, a leading employee benefits and property-casualty agency, and OurHealth, an independent provider of integrated on-site health management services, to launch an on-site health clinic.

Effective January 7, approximately 650 Defender employees and their families now have access to the clinic located at 4151 East 96th St., Indianapolis.

“As we began to research clinic options, our partner, MJ Insurance, presented us with an opportunity to align with an existing OurHealth clinic,” DEFENDER Direct Director of Human Resources Ryan Michalowski said. “The opportunity to share a clinic not only lowered our start-up cost, but allowed us to extend this benefit to our team members in a short period of time. Our objective and vision is to lower employees’ healthcare cost and enhance a healthy and productive workforce.”

At this clinic, employees can receive annual exams, immunizations, blood tests, generic drug prescriptions, acute care and other screenings and treatment procedures. These new physician and clinical services are offered to associates and their dependents on a DEFENDER Direct sponsored health plan.

“This clinic will act as a hub for DEFENDER in offering the ability for near-site employees to access care for acute health issues,” said Kevin Sliwa, partner and employee benefits consultant with MJ Insurance. “Perhaps more importantly, the clinic will offer a place where they identify potential health issues early on and then treat and manage them with engagement programs that are tailored to the personal needs of each participant. Anyone that understands DEFENDER’s culture knows that they live by the mantra that an employee should ‘work harder on themselves than on their job.’ This clinic will provide another resource to do just that.”

OurHealth and DEFENDER Direct have worked in tandem to determine the best healthcare fit for their associates. This clinical environment, complete with a variety of wellness services, should provide the medium that fulfills patient and client satisfaction.

“We are thrilled to partner with DEFENDER Direct to offer on-site health services to their employees,” said Ben Evans, CEO of OurHealth. Progressive employers are always looking for ways to invest in their most valuable asset, their people. That’s exactly what DEFENDER Direct is doing today. We look forward to providing DEFENDER’s employees with the tools to live healthier lifestyles.”


MJ Insurance is a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency specializing in various commercial sectors: construction, manufacturing, sororities, coal mining, transportation, as well as comprehensive employee benefit programs. Since 1964, MJ Insurance has continued to expand through growth, service and leadership. Additional information may be found at


Since its inception in 1998, DEFENDER Direct has emerged as a leading dealer for a prestigious portfolio of home security and digital communication brands including ADT and DISH Network. As a result of its unprecedented growth the company has expanded its residential services offering to include True Energy Smart Air, an HVAC company offering Carrier products, and Williams Comfort Air, specializing in the sales, installation and servicing of heating, cooling and plumbing systems throughout Central Indiana. DEFENDER Direct employs more than 2,000 individuals in 50 states with over 140 branch offices nationwide.


OurHealth is a leading independent, clinical provider of integrated on-site health management services for employers. Their focus includes: enhancing workforce productivity and lowering health care costs, customizing client solutions via consulting and analysis, and providing on-site clinical care that revolves on the primary health needs of employees. They offer turnkey services with a Total Health Management Solution SM..  This comprehensive program’s goal is to provide value-conscious care for patients through health promotions, wellness and prevention efforts, lifestyle management, chronic condition and medication management support, on-site laboratory and pharmacy services, and referral guidance.  To reach the privately-held company based in Indianapolis, Indiana call +1 317.522.0821, email or visit


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