As a team of benefits strategists, we work hard every day to make sure we’re exceeding client expectations and providing the most innovative and value-generating plan designs and advisory services.
Scott serves as an Executive Advisor, member of the Pharmacy Benefits Consulting Practice and on leadership team at Apex. Scott works alongside Hoosier employers to drive employee benefits strategy and health care risk management. This is accomplished through one-on-one consultation to design short and long-term objectives and, ultimately, execution of a fully customized strategic plan for their organization’s employee health and wellness benefits programs.
Before joining Apex Benefits in 2013, Scott served privately held employers throughout the State for 10 years at Huntington Bank. Personally driven to reduce his clients’ overall healthcare spend while improving their employee benefits coverage, Scott provides 8 years of diverse healthcare and insurance experience specializing in pharmacy benefits contractual analysis, plan design and implementation, as well as healthcare cost containment strategies including reference-based reimbursement, direct provider contracts and narrow network plan design.
Scott has earned the distinguished recognition as a Certified Pharmacy Benefits Specialist, Certified Health Value Professional and Certified Self-Funding Specialist. He also has completed the University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Development Product Management Specialization program. Scott is a group health and pharmacy benefits thought leader and may be heard on The Point, a podcast by Apex Benefits as well as Wee Dose of Radical Transparency, a short-audio podcast by Apex Benefits.
Scott has been an active member of the community serving non-profit organizations including College Mentors for Kids and Dress for Success as well as co-leading The Crew’s Crew Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping siblings through the process of losing a brother or sister. Scott and his wife, Mandy are parishioners at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic Church where their two boys, Charlie and Cooper attend school. A very affectionate French Bulldog named Dempsey also keeps the family busy!
eBook: Creating a Culture of Health and Cost Savings
Meet Scott Long, CPBS, CHVP, CSFS
Scott works alongside Hoosier employers to help them achieve greater control of their employee benefits costs. As a benefits strategist, he provides one-on-one consultation to help clients execute fully customized strategic plans that enhance employee health and wellness programs. He is a group health insurance thought leader and can be heard weekly as host of The Point Podcast and The Point Podcast: Fort Wayne.
Wee Dose of Radical Transparency
- September 20, 2021
It might seem like Alphabet Soup, but knowing what NDC and J-Code means is an absolute must. Essentially, both are used to determine how your medical procedures or medications are billed to your health insurance. However, there are significant differences …
- August 18, 2021
You’re probably getting ready to review your pharmacy benefits plan and how much you’re spending. How much you spend depends on your PBM contract, which can be anywhere from radically transparent to opaque. Consider these three tips to help lower …
- July 8, 2021
If you’re managing a self-funded healthcare plan in 2021, chances are you know about specialty medications and how they can devastate a pharmacy benefit budget. Specialty drugs are becoming more common, so your organization needs to have a plan for …
The Point Podcast
- December 27, 2022
In this episode of the newly re-launched “The Point”, Apex Benefits’ VP of Sales, Steve Winbun, sits down with Barry Gardner from MSD Wayne to discuss values driven leadership in public education.
- November 11, 2022
In this episode of the newly re-launched “The Point”, Apex Benefits’ VP of Sales, Steve Winbun, sits down with RJE Business Interiors CEO Denny Sponsel to discuss some of the “secret” keys to maintaining a successful business.
- January 10, 2022
What is pharmacogenomics? Kinetiq Health Pharmacy Benefit Practice Leader Erin Albert, PharmD, talks about the topic with TrueRx Director of Clinical Operations Daniel Wilson, PharmD on this episode of The Point Podcast.
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The Point Podcast: Fort Wayne
- April 30, 2021
There’s so many logistics that need addressed for adult caregivers. Amy Torrez’s own personal experience showed her how things can be overlooked, especially if a loved one is receiving treatment far from home.
- December 23, 2020
Cam Davis and Rob Kee come from different backgrounds, but both discovered through First Fridays they have a passion for telling stories in Fort Wayne.
- December 9, 2020
On this episode of The Point Podcast: Fort Wayne, Apex Benefits Strategist Kassee Lamm chats with JA’s Stephen Hilker and Hayli Beck about JA’s goals and successes over the years.
- March 17, 2021
What you’re looking for is referred to as “lessor of” logic or “lessor of” language. In layman’s terms, its language in your PBM contract that stipulates that if there is a lower available price, the PBM must use it as a …
- March 7, 2021
Of course, you need to know where cost is coming from. But, equally important, you need to understand where cost is not coming from too so that you can reduce avoidable costs.
- February 24, 2021
I’ve got a question, have you ever caught yourself forgetting what an acronym stands for? Seriously – It happened to me this past weekend. Acronyms are all around us.