Scott Burrows, Insurance and Financial Services Speaker

Scott Burrows

The Human in the Loop is You When speaking to audiences in my role as an insurance and financial services motivational speaker, I am careful to differentiate the impact of technology from the critical role of the representative.

Insurance companies putting profits ahead of patients

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Five of America’s largest health insurers reported more than $11bn in profits in the second quarter – a decline from the same period last year when the Covid-19 pandemic helped drive sky-high profits yet they are having more of a say on patients’ treatments even when HCPs disagree.

Scott Burrows, Insurance and Financial Speaker

Scott Burrows

As an insurance and financial speaker with strong ties to the industry, I have not seen such interesting—and positive—developments in years. Are You Prepared to Reinvent Yourself?

PBMs and insurers want your prescription money

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Health insurers have started effectively stealing co-pay coupons, leaving patients on the hook for far higher expenses. Huge Insurance companies continue shifting costs onto patients, with disastrous consequences for individuals’ health and society.

The importance in health insurance in retaining employees

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Right now, annual raises are being neutralized by increasing healthcare insurance premiums. If pharma wants to retain people, they may have to develop a solution to lower healthcare insurance premiums. The average per-employee cost of employer-sponsored health insurance jumped 6.3

Pharma and insurers raking in the cash

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HEY NOW : Most companies struggled in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic froze the economy, but health insurers like UnitedHealth heavily benefited as people held off on going to the doctor or hospital, resulting in fewer medical claims that needed to be paid. INSIGHTS: 1ne : People seem to be returning for medical care so it’s likely that insurers will be paying out a lot of claims. As I See It Health insurers Pharma Profits

American Hospital Association turns up the heat on commercial insurers in scathing report

MedCity News

Commercial insurers’ practices, such as prior authorization and white bagging, are needed to reduce costs for patients, said Kristine Grow, senior vice president of communications at AHIP.

1 in 5 Americans received surprise bills despite law, many lack health insurance literacy, reports find

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Consumer / Employer Daily Employee Benefits Legal Medical Education Payers SYN Top Story health insurance medical debt No Surprises Act surprise billing

Widespread health inequities persist despite employer-sponsored insurance, report finds

MedCity News

Even with employer-sponsored insurance, many still have issues with chronic conditions, maternal health, behavioral health, substance use and healthcare access.

Moody’s: Slowing economic growth, inflation to have negative impact on health insurers

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Unlike hospitals, insurers will be less exposed to supply chain issues, higher interest rates and labor shortages. Consumer / Employer Daily Payers SYN Top Story economics health insurers inflation Moody's Investor Service

Scott Burrows, Financial Services Speaker

Scott Burrows

Don’t Forget Customers are People As a national financial services speaker who started his career in the financial services and insurance industries, I am familiar with the problems facing advisors and their firms.

Calling Them “Vanity Drugs,” Some Insurers Refuse to Cover New Anti-Obesity Drugs

Pharmacy Times

Insurers are refusing to cover new, highly effective anti-obesity drugs, but some prescribers are getting around the issue.

How one insurer tied executive performance bonus to reducing healthcare disparities

MedCity News

The CEO of SCAN Health Plan has a message for others trying to battle health inequity: get out of the planning phase and learn by doing. Consumer / Employer Social Determinants SYN Top Story health disparities SCAN Health Plan

Health insurance providers assisted growth in behavioral health access, AHIP survey shows

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The number of in-network behavioral health providers increased by 48% in the last three years among commercial health plans. The number of in-network inpatient psychiatric hospitals rose by 40%. Consumer / Employer Daily Payers SYN Top Story AHIP behavioral health

Insurers: How to develop a health equity lens to address health disparities effectively

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At the recent AHIP conference in Las Vegas, I joined thousands of payer executives, insurance industry experts, policymakers and thought leaders for three days of thought-provoking discussion around the issues and trends facing our industry.

Insurer Tools to Save Seniors Money on Prescription Drugs Could Put Them at Higher Risk of Stroke

Pharmacy Times

Insurer and pharmacy benefit manager policies used to cut the cost of drugs could be so time consuming that they could put newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation patients at risk of stroke.

Lyme Disease Diagnoses Show 357% Increase in Rural Areas, According to Private Insurance Claims

Pharmacy Times

Lyme disease has reportedly spread geographically and increased in rural and urban populations during the past 15 years.

Scott Burrows, Motivational Sales Speaker

Scott Burrows

What is Blocking You? As a motivational sales speaker, let me be honest and tell you that beating-up yourself because you didn’t “make your numbers,” probably won’t work. I know that it might be a popular concept, but motivation doesn’t work that way.

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Medicaid/CHIP enrollment rose 23.9% during the pandemic, KFF report shows

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Consumer / Employer Daily Social Determinants SYN Top Story Children’s Health Insurance Program insurance Medicaid

Scott Burrows, Motivational Sales Speaker

Scott Burrows

Where Has Your Motivation Gone? As a former sales advisor with 20 years of experience as a motivational sales speaker, I have an important question: What do you do, when all your motivation has gone? For any salesperson, no matter the field, a lack of motivation is not a luxury.

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Employees want help with their health benefits, survey finds

MedCity News

Many employed Americans misunderstand their health insurance plans, and 72% want someone to just tell them what the best plan is for their specific needs, the survey found. Consumer / Employer Daily Payers SYN Top Story enrollment health insurance

Scott Burrows, Sales Resilience Keynote Speaker

Scott Burrows

As someone who started his career as a financial sales advisor and then later a sales motivational speaker, I am keenly interested in how sales teams involve themselves in the management of resilience.

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‘It’s creating change’: How some startups are circumventing payers

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Many startups are giving patients options to receive care that cuts out insurers. Consumer / Employer Daily Payers SYN Top Story Deloitte DiRx health insurance Hint Health OnboThis includes online pharmacies, direct primary care platforms and lending companies.

‘Every state should be taking advantage’: 3 states extend postpartum Medicaid/CHIP coverage

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Hawaii, Maryland and Ohio are the latest to join in extending postpartum Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage for 12 months after pregnancy. Consumer / Employer SYN Top Story American Rescue Plan Act Children’s Health Insurance Program Medicaid postpartum

Scott Burrows, Motivational Sales Speaker

Scott Burrows

5 Steps to Spark Sales Motivation Motivation seems to be at an all-time low and, as a motivational sales speaker coming from a sales background, it’s concerning. Not just for me, but for organizations, sales trainers, sales managers, and sales team leaders.

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Get ready for HUGE healthcare changes

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Of course, this comes at an increased cost even though health insurers are making a lot of money. Employees for the most part are happy with their health insurance but that happiness is going to come at a higher cost. Cost of Health Insurance

Scott Burrows, Motivational Sales Resilience Speaker 

Scott Burrows

Fold or Go Forward: The Choice is Yours “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.” ?

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Cancer care poses challenges for employers; Transcarent shares vision for how it can help [Sponsored]

MedCity News

As they seek to support their staff, self-insured employers are turning to innovative programs to balance evidence based programs with the need to manage healthcare costs.

The financial journey in healthcare

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Daily Employee Benefits Events Health Tech News SYN Top Story Adam Dakin Cedar Dreamit HealthTech events INVEST Digital Health mcINVEST self-insured employers Surgical Sherpa

HealthEdge survey: Costs are top-of-mind for health plan leaders

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Consumer / Employer Daily Payers SYN Top Story health insurance HealthEdge payersWhen asked what their biggest difficulties are today, 46% of payer leaders said managing costs and 41% said driving operational efficiencies.

Inflationary Impact on Employer-Sponsored Health Coverage: Will a Recession be Different this Time?

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Market Access Panorama Slideshow Old Health Insurance Health Savings Accounts Inflation PayersProviding all Americans with access to affordable, quality healthcare is one of the most significant social and economic challenges of our time.

Common sense approach to the pharma industry

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Then there are the health insurers who raked in $8.2 As I See It Health Insurance in the news Pharma drug pricesSUMMARY: The “goodwill” that many believe was gained from the development of a Covid-19 may be more of a wish than a reality.

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Our abysmal health care system

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First, the health insurance companies are making a lot of money while burying doctors in paperwork and limiting treatment options. The insurance companies get to dictate medical care and go out of their way to deny medications, surgery, or treatments with no repercussions.

How the Healthcare Wizards at Humana Deliver Care 4X Faster

Salesforce

This Trailblazer in health insurance created ahead-of-the curve personailzed member experiences by bringing clinical and nonclinical data together securely

78% of Retail Pharmacists Fear Losing Patients When They Choose New Medicare Plans

Pharmacy Times

Additionally, approximately 70% who responded to the EnlivenHealth survey say that one-third or more of their revenue comes from individuals eligible for the government health insurance.

Corporations: “get healthcare costs under control”

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According to data from KFF’s annual survey of employers , between 2010 and 2020, insurance premiums for employer-sponsored family coverage rose by 55 percent; the employer’s contribution went up 61 percent. Meanwhile For Health Insurers.

Sorry, the Inflation Bill won’t lower healthcare costs

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The Inflation Reduction Act’s health insurance subsidies and drug pricing reforms will improve health care affordability for Americans but won’t do a damn thing for our overall healthcare costs, which will keep rising.

Are we heading towards Medicare for all?

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IN SUMMARY: The Democrats control the Senate now, A poll last April shows that 69 percent of registered voters support Medicare for All, a plan that would create a national health insurance plan available for all Americans.

Report: Kids’ ED visits, inpatient admissions for mental health are increasing steadily

MedCity News

The report unveiled significant mental health utilization disparities between children covered by Medicaid and commercial insurance plans. Mental health-related emergency department visits and inpatient hospital admissions have been rising among U.S.

Biden proposes subsidizing drug middlemen for insulin

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Under the bill proposed, Medicare beneficiaries and those insured through private plans would pay no more than $35 for a 30-day insulin prescription, or the lesser of $35 or 25% of the plan’s negotiated price for a 30-day prescription.