In July of 2018, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, one of the world’s leading players in sustainable and innovative fiber solutions, and OSMS began a partnership that would lead to unpredictable and extraordinary savings. From July 1, 2018 – August 31, 2021, Ahlstrom-Munksjö realized $744,000 in savings by providing participation bonuses to its employees for choosing to receive orthopedic and rheumatology care at OSMS.

Prior to partnering with OSMS, Ahlstrom-Munksjö was fighting a battle many companies face: the rising cost of health care. With a company of over 1,000 working in Kaukauna and De Pere, Wisconsin, Ahlstrom-Munksjö was looking for a solution to decrease its health care utilization dollars.

The OSMS Employer Partnership Program allows companies like Ahlstrom-Munksjö to receive the highest quality care from experienced physicians while taking advantage of cost savings. OSMS’s patient-focused, personalized care makes us the perfect partner for any business. Plans are also customizable to meet the unique needs of each partner.

If an employer chooses to use participation bonuses to encourage their employees to use OSMS services, there are four ways to save:

  1. Visiting an OSMS orthopedic surgery center, located inside the OSMS Green Bay and Neenah clinics
  2. Using an onsite procedure room  located within the OSMS Green Bay, Neenah, and Marinette clinics
  3. Using the OSMS outpatient infusion centers, located at the OSMS Green Bay, Neenah, and Marinette clinics
  4. Promoting the use of the Acute Injury Clinics (AIC), which can result in up to 94% in savings versus visiting an emergency room

According to Head of Compensation and Benefits at Alstrom-Munksjö Rick Counihan, controlling costs and providing quality health care for employees is necessary for a business to be profitable.

“It’s not a one or the other. It’s both,” Counihan said. “That’s why our partnership with OSMS is perfect. It gives us peace of mind that our employees will receive the highest quality care while still protecting our bottom line.”

After Ahlstrom-Munksjö saw such substantial savings by partnering with OSMS in the first year, they expanded the program. This did, in turn, save them more health care utilization dollars.

OSMS focuses on getting our patients back to the life they love, which includes the job they love. We created the OSMS Employee Partnership Program to achieve this goal and help several companies in Northeast Wisconsin take care of their employees.

Click here to learn more about the OSMS Employee Partnership Program.