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 Kinetiq Health Pharmacy Benefits Consulting Practice, and leadership team at Apex. Scott works alongside Hoosier employers to help them create a culture of health and cost-savings. 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 and Certified Health Value Professional, in addition to completing University of California San Diego, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Drug Development Product Management Specialization program. Scott is a group health & 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, Dempsey also keeps the family busy!
eBook: Creating a Culture of Health and Cost Savings
Meet Scott Long, CPBS, CHVP
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
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 …
March 31, 2021
Chances are if you manage a self-funded health plan, you know how important specialty meds are to your overall costs. The complex administration of these high-costs drugs can be intimidating. But as an HR administrator, you shouldn’t be as there’s …
March 14, 2021
Less is more, right? When it comes to pharmacy benefits, this is absolutely applicable. It’s called Lesser of Language, or language in your PBM contract that instructs PBMs must use the lowest price of a drug on the market when …
The Point Podcast
October 29, 2020
Apex wraps up its celebration of American Pharmacists Month with a discussion about the future of pharmacy. Apex Pharmacy Benefit Practice Leader chats with Project Ronin Clinical Oncology Content Specialist Kelley Carlstrom about how the future is already here.
October 27, 2020
What makes a specialty drug exactly that? And how much of the pharmacy benefit spend goes toward specialty drugs?
October 20, 2020
What are the chances you’ve put IT and pharmacy in the same sentence before? Probably not likely. However, Tony Dao, PharmD, explains to Erin Albert, PharmD, CPBS that IT can help the process of getting pharmacy drugs to patients more …
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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.