Scott Serota

Scott Serota

Scott Serota is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 37 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation's largest health insurer covering nearly 100 million people – one-in-three of all Americans.

Serota was named BCBSA President and CEO in 2000, after serving four years as a senior executive, including two years as Chief Operating Officer. Before that, he was Executive Vice President for System Development, responsible for new business, strategy and the Blue Technology Evaluation Center, the nation's leading source for evaluating the safety and efficacy of emerging medical treatments.

Prior to joining the Blues, Serota was President and CEO of Chicago-based Rush Prudential Health Plans, where he led the integration of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center Health Plans and The Prudential. Earlier in his career, Serota also created and led Physicians Preferred Health Inc., a Missouri-based PHO.

Serota is a founding member of the National Business Group on Health's Institute on Healthcare Costs and Solutions. He is a board member of the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Partnership for Prevention and BCS Financial Corporation. He also serves on the Healthcare Leadership Council of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Washington University School of Medicine National Council.

Serota was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Policy Committee of the White House Conference on Aging — advising the Administration and Congress on policies, programs and services affecting the nation’s older citizens — and served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Health.

Serota earned a bachelor's degree from the Purdue Department of Biological Sciences in 1978 and a master’s in Health Administration and Planning from Washington University School of Medicine. He has been named a distinguished alumnus of both universities.

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