Walgreens thief who faked a COVID-19 diagnosis and coughed on staff faces up to 20 years in prison

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The crime occurred at a San Francisco branch of Walgreens.

  • A woman convicted of theft while pretending to have COVID faces a long prison sentence.
  • Carmelita Barela stole from a San Francisco Walgreens while coughing on staff, SFGate reported.
  • She reportedly told staff she had the virus and then fled the store with products worth $90.
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A woman is facing a long prison sentence after being convicted of stealing multiple products from a Walgreens store while pretending to be sick with COVID-19 and coughing on staff.

According to the Department of Justice, Carmelita Barela, 36, and an unnamed accomplice walked into a branch near San Francisco’s Civic Center and coughed over staff as the pair stuffed products into their bags.

Barela’s accomplice had been told by staff to leave if she was sick. Instead, the two began to cough even louder, grabbing goods and stuffing them into their bags, the DOJ said in a press release. Once they were ordered to leave, they told the manager that they had COVID-19, the release said.

Barela continued to cough and left the store without paying for the merchandise in her bag, according to the press release.

The manager and a security guard on duty were reluctant to approach the women, who reportedly fled with $90 worth of items, reported SFGate.

In the press release, acting US attorney Stephanie M. Hinds, said: “The spread of COVID-19 has forced almost all of us to make sacrifices and to rely on each other to maintain our safety and good health. Unfortunately, some people have tried to use the crisis to intimidate essential workers and to commit crimes.”

She added: “This conviction demonstrates that those who seek to exploit the pandemic and commit crimes for their own personal gain will be held accountable.”

Barela was convicted on Thursday of robbery affecting interstate commerce (Hobbs Act Robbery), in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951. She faces a maximum sentence of 20 years of prison and a $250,000 fine.

Any sentence would be imposed by the court after consideration of the US sentencing guidelines, however, according to the press release.

Back in June, a man who allegedly appeared in a viral video showing him clearing shelves at a San Francisco Walgreens was detained by police. The suspect allegedly tried to steal from a different store a few blocks away.

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Target will shut its San Francisco stores at 6 p.m. to curb an ‘alarming rise’ in shoplifting

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A worker collects shopping carts in the parking lot of a Target store on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

  • Target is cutting store opening hours in its San Francisco locations.
  • The big-box chain said this was temporary, and was to address the rise in shoplifting in the city.
  • Target stores would now open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time in San Francisco, it said.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Target said it was cutting store opening hours in San Francisco to try to curb a rise in shoplifting.

In a statement shared with multiple news organizations, the big-box chain said there had been an “alarming rise” in thefts at its San Francisco stores over the past month, and that it was working with local law enforcement.

Its stores would now open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time in San Francisco, it said. While Target store hours vary, other locations across the US open between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., and close at 10 pm.

“With the safety of our guests, team members, and communities as our top priority, we’ve temporarily reduced our operating hours in six San Francisco stores,” the spokesperson said.

Insider asked Target whether shoplifting was most common in the evening, but did not immediately receive a reply.

According to the California Retailers Association (CRA), San Francisco is among the 10 cities in the US worst hit by retail crime.

In June, the CRA shared a video of a shoplifter stealing products from a Walgreens store in San Francisco while a store security guard watched on.

In a statement at the time, the president of the CRA, Rachel Michelin, said: “This has been a problem going on for years … We are trying to attack it from all different ways.

“Our priority is the safety of our employees and consumers. We can’t have our security guards going after this – they are not law enforcement,” she said.

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Everything to know about Amazon’s advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

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Marketers cut ad spending in the pandemic, but e-commerce advertising has boomed as people shop more from home – with Amazon leading the pack.

EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 – competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.

Here’s the latest on what we know about Amazon’s moves to grow its advertising business.

How big is advertising for Amazon?

Amazon made about $21.5 billion from advertising in 2020, up from roughly $9.3 billion in the year-ago period.

While that amount is a tiny sliver of Amazon’s revenue from retail sales and Amazon Web Services, its cloud business, advertising is one of its fastest-growing areas. The tech giant continues to cut into advertisers’ search budgets that mostly go to Google.

The pandemic’s impact on Amazon

While advertisers have slashed TV and some digital budgets during the pandemic, Amazon’s advertising has grown as people do more of their shopping online. Amazon has also increased the advertising potential of Twitch, its live-streaming service whose viewership has grown during the pandemic.

Ad tech’s role in Amazon’s ad business

Advertisers and sellers often cite a lack of data and tools as challenges in advertising on Amazon, which has given rise to a cottage industry of firms that specialize in helping marketers navigate the site. Meanwhile, Amazon has pushed further into programmatic advertising with its OTT arm that sells ads in some Fire TV apps.

Ad measurement

Amazon has loads of data about how people shop and has offered advertisers more data to help buy and target ads. Still, advertisers say that Amazon’s data can be limited and continue to find new ways to measure ads.

Who runs Amazon’s ad business?

Amazon is notoriously secretive as a workplace. As Amazon’s advertising ambitions have grown, it’s cultivated a team of execs who pitch advertisers on its ad business.

They include several longtime Amazon employees, including Colleen Aubrey, who is part of Amazon’s executive suite. Amazon has also hired big names from ad agencies and brands over the past few years to build teams that work directly with advertisers.

How to get a job at Amazon

Amazon is consistently looking for advertising talent, but its heavy focus on culture makes it hard for outsiders to break into the company.

We talked to insiders about how to ace the interview process.

Read the original article on Business Insider

The ultimate guide to Amazon’s advertising business, which is $21 billion and growing

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Amazon’s e-commerce dominance is quickly expanding to advertising.

The pandemic has drastically cut ad budgets as marketers reign back their spending, but e-commerce advertising is booming as people shop more from home – with Amazon leading the pack.

EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 – competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.

Here’s the latest on what we know about Amazon’s moves to grow its advertising business.

How big is advertising for Amazon?

Amazon made about $21.5 billion from advertising in 2020, up from roughly $9.3 billion in the year-ago period.

While that amount is a tiny sliver of Amazon’s revenue from retail sales and Amazon Web Services, its cloud business, advertising is one of its fastest-growing areas. The tech giant continues to cut into advertisers’ search budgets that mostly go to Google.

The pandemic’s impact on Amazon

While advertisers have slashed TV and some digital budgets during the pandemic, Amazon’s advertising has grown as people do more of their shopping online. Amazon has also increased the advertising potential of Twitch, its live-streaming service whose viewership has grown during the pandemic.

Ad tech’s role in Amazon’s ad business

Advertisers and sellers often cite a lack of data and tools as challenges in advertising on Amazon, which has given rise to a cottage industry of firms that specialize in helping marketers navigate the site. Meanwhile, Amazon has pushed further into programmatic advertising with its OTT arm that sells ads in some Fire TV apps.

Ad measurement

Amazon has loads of data about how people shop and has offered advertisers more data to help buy and target ads. Still, advertisers say that Amazon’s data can be limited and continue to find new ways to measure ads.

Who runs Amazon’s ad business?

Amazon is notoriously secretive as a workplace. As Amazon’s advertising ambitions have grown, it’s cultivated a team of execs who pitch advertisers on its ad business.

They include several longtime Amazon employees, including Colleen Aubrey, who is part of Amazon’s executive suite. Amazon has also hired big names from ad agencies and brands over the past few years to build teams that work directly with advertisers.

How to get a job at Amazon

Amazon is consistently looking for advertising talent, but its heavy focus on culture makes it hard for outsiders to break into the company.

We talked to insiders about how to ace the interview process.

Read the original article on Business Insider

The ultimate guide to Amazon’s advertising business, which is $13 billion and growing

amazon advertising executive 2x1

Amazon’s e-commerce dominance is quickly expanding to advertising.

The pandemic has drastically cut ad budgets as marketers reign back their spending, but e-commerce advertising is booming as people shop more from home – with Amazon leading the pack.

EMarketer forecast that e-commerce advertising would rise 39% to $17.4 billion in the US in 2020, to represent 12% of digital ad spend. That growth has attracted Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens and other retailers that have joined Amazon in vying for a slice of the pie.

Here’s the latest on what we know about Amazon’s moves to grow its advertising business.

How big is advertising for Amazon?

Amazon made about $13.5 billion from advertising in the first three quarters of 2020, up from roughly $9.3 billion in the year-ago period.

While that amount is a tiny sliver of Amazon’s revenue from retail sales and Amazon Web Services, its cloud business, advertising is one of its fastest-growing areas. The tech giant continues to cut into advertisers’ search budgets that mostly go to Google.

The pandemic’s impact on Amazon

While advertisers have slashed TV and some digital budgets during the pandemic, Amazon’s advertising has grown as people do more of their shopping online. Amazon has also increased the advertising potential of Twitch, its live-streaming service whose viewership has grown during the pandemic.

Ad tech’s role in Amazon’s ad business

Advertisers and sellers often cite a lack of data and tools as challenges in advertising on Amazon, which has given rise to a cottage industry of firms that specialize in helping marketers navigate the site. Meanwhile, Amazon has pushed further into programmatic advertising with its OTT arm that sells ads in some Fire TV apps.

Ad measurement

Amazon has loads of data about how people shop and has offered advertisers more data to help buy and target ads. Still, advertisers say that Amazon’s data can be limited and continue to find new ways to measure ads.

Who runs Amazon’s ad business?

Amazon is notoriously secretive as a workplace. As Amazon’s advertising ambitions have grown, it’s cultivated a team of execs who pitch advertisers on its ad business.

They include several longtime Amazon employees, including Colleen Aubrey, who is part of Amazon’s executive suite. Amazon has also hired big names from ad agencies and brands over the past few years to build teams that work directly with advertisers.

How to get a job at Amazon

Amazon is consistently looking for advertising talent, but its heavy focus on culture makes it hard for outsiders to break into the company.

We talked to insiders about how to ace the interview process.

Read the original article on Business Insider

The CDC is reportedly eyeing a ‘promising’ partnership with Dollar General to bring vaccines to rural communities, and Target is expanding access to shots with in-store CVS clinics

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  • The CDC is eyeing a potential partnership with Dollar General, USA Today reported.
  • Dollar General has locations within 10-15 miles of rural communities in 46 states, the CDC said.
  • Target is now offering vaccine doses through over 600 in-store CVS pharmacies in 17 states.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

In the latest efforts to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reportedly looking a partnership with Dollar General to bring vaccines to rural communities, while Target and CVS are working together to expand the rollout in 17 states.

Target began providing vaccine doses on Wednesday in over 600 CVS pharmacies located inside its store locations, the company said in an emailed statement to Insider. Eligible people can find an appointment through CVS’s website.

Shots are available at store locations in Virginia, New York, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Hawaii, Ohio, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania, the retailer said in the statement.

Target added that, “as states open up vaccines for frontline and essential workers, we’ll work with CVS and others to offer vaccines to team members within our stores and distribution centers in the future.”

Separately, the CDC is looking into working with Dollar General to expand vaccine outreach to Americans in rural areas, USA Today reported on Tuesday.

“We’re exploring a promising collaboration with Dollar General stores, which have locations that include refrigeration capacity within 10 or 15 miles of our rural communities in all but four states,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday at Health Action Alliance’s National Business Summit, according to USA Today. Dollar General has over 17,000 stores in 46 states.

Dollar General did not immediate respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Dollar General was the first retailer to announce plans to pay workers to get vaccinated. In January, the discount store said it will offer all 157,000 employees four hours worth of pay if they get the vaccine.

In February, the White House announced that over 40,000 pharmacies nationwide are set to receive vaccine doses to give to eligible people for free per the rollout of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination.

Last month, select CVS Pharmacy locations began offering around 570,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in 17 states as part of the program. CVS administered over three million vaccines and 15 million COVID-19 tests nationwide by mid-February.

The pharmacy chains and retailers partnering with the government in vaccine distribution include Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Kroger, Publix, Costco, Albertsons, Hy-Vee, Meijer, and Winn-Dixie.

To date, 95.7 million vaccine doses have been provided to people in the US, according to Bloomberg’s COVID-19 tracker. An average of 2.17 million doses per day were administered this week, according to Bloomberg data.

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Retail trade group slams Texas and Mississippi for lifting mask mandates, saying it puts workers at risk

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Joanne Millar store manger of Joules in Belfast places a sign in the shop window advising customers that face masks must be worn at all times as face coverings are now compulsory for shoppers.

  • Texas and Mississippi governors announced mask mandates will be lifted.
  • Retail trade group RILA opposes the moves and calls it a “premature victory celebration.”
  • Retail workers have had to enforce mask rules and risk dangerous confrontations in the last year.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott just announced the lifting of the state’s mask mandate by an executive order effective on March 10. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves also announced that state mask mandates would be lifted and businesses would be allowed to operate at full capacity beginning March 3. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has already opposed the move, Nathaniel Meyersohn at CNN reported.

RILA counts as members some of the biggest retailers in the country, including Target, Walmart, Lowes, Walgreens, and Dollar General.

“Relaxing common-sense safety protocols like wearing masks is a mistake. We are certainly supportive of governors re-opening their economies and giving beleaguered restaurants and other small businesses the opportunity to rebuild and rehire workers,” RILA Executive Vice President of Communications and State Affairs Jason Brewer told Insider in an email. “But going backwards on safety measures will unfairly put retail employees back in the role of enforcing guidelines still recommended by the CDC and other public health advocates. It could also jeopardize the safety of pharmacies and grocers that are gearing up as vaccination centers.”

Several RILA members are also vaccine distribution sites, including CVS and Wegmans. 

“Tremendous strides have been made in recent weeks lowering the rate of COVID-19 infections and vaccinating seniors and other vulnerable populations. We should not jeopardize this progress with a premature victory celebration,” Brewer said. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, US retail workers have been tasked with the job of enforcing mask policies. Employees were left in the difficult position of not having official mask policies, or not being allowed to ask customers to mask up.

Some customers have refused to wear masks for political reasons, and encounters have even turned violent, with workers shot or assaulted for asking customers to wear masks. Of stores that did not let employees enforce mask rules, spokespeople cited concerns for employee safety.

Texas has the most COVID-19 hotspots of any US state, with 10 counties reporting more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents over the past week. Infection rate counts were artificially low in late February when a severe storm overtook much of the state, but numbers are starting to rebound.

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CVS locations in these 17 states will get more vaccines this week

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  • CVS stores in Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Ohio will now have vaccines available.
  • Around 570,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses will be distributed to CVS pharmacy locations.
  • Vaccine appointments for these doses will begin starting February 25.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

Select CVS Pharmacy locations will offer around 570,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in 17 states including the newly added states of Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Ohio, CVS Health said on Wednesday in a press release

Eligible people can book appointments starting February 24 for these doses with shots beginning February 25, the company said. The doses will be provided through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, a plan meant to increase access to the vaccine in which over 40,000 US pharmacies are set to receive vaccine doses to offer eligible people at no cost starting February 11. 

CVS has been offering vaccines on a limited basis in Ohio as it relied on state allocations, but now that the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program is activated in the state, the number of stores will increase as supply grows, a company spokesperson told Insider.

CVS Health’s in-store vaccine rollout initially began on February 12 in 11 states including California, Hawaii, Texas, South Carolina, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia. CVS Pharmacy is able to administer from 20 million to 25 million shots per month, according to the press release.

The locations were selected based on a number of factors including the High SVI rank determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Social Vulnerability Index, population density, and demographics, according to CVS.

“Feedback on every aspect of the vaccination process has been incredibly positive, from the digital experience to interacting with our team of health care professionals,” said Karen S. Lynch, President, and CEO at CVS Health said in the press release. “We’re also making significant progress in reaching vulnerable communities, which will continue to be an essential part of our vaccination effort.”

The pharmaceutical company added it will expand in additional states as more supply becomes available. The spokesperson declined to share future expansion plans with Insider at the moment.

Last week, the drugstore chain said that it administered over three million COVID-19 vaccines and around 15 million COVID-19 tests nationwide.

Separately, Walgreens is set to receive a weekly allocation of over 480,000 vaccine doses starting February 25, the company announced last week. It also said that it provided over three million vaccinations across long-term facilities and vulnerable communities that are prioritized by the state.  

As part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, Walgreens began in-store vaccinations in 17 states and administered about 180,000 doses of the first weekly vaccine allocation, the company said.

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Farfetch plans to pour money into marketing as it takes on Amazon for online luxury shoppers

Good morning and welcome to Insider Advertising for February 2. I’m senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here’s what’s going on:

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An image from Farfetch’s September 2020 ‘Open Doors to a World of Fashion’ ad campaign.

High-end fashion seller Farfetch is about to make a big marketing push as it takes on Amazon for luxury shoppers online

Read the story.


 

Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy
Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy

Andy Jassy could be the next CEO of Amazon. Insiders dish on what it’s like to work for Jeff Bezos’ likely successor who built AWS into a $40 billion business.

Read the story.


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Roz Brewer.

New Walgreens chief Roz Brewer broke barriers to become the only Black female Fortune 500 CEO. Now she faces her toughest challenge yet: winning the vaccine-distribution race.

Read the story.


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What we know about vaccines and variants

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Hello, 

Man, what an end to the week. The coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa was found in the US, and we got vaccine results from Novavax, and from Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot coronavirus vaccine.

We’ll get into all that and more, but first – new to our newsletter? You sign up here for daily dispatches from the healthcare team.

Also – we’re hiring another reporter for the team! Are you a journalist looking to dig deep on digital health, break news, and make sense of what’s ahead for the industry? Be sure to apply here!


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A pharmacist fills a syringe to prepare a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for front-line health care workers at a vaccination site at Torrance Memorial Medical Center on December 19, 2020 in Torrance, California.

We’re learning more about how vaccines work against variants

It’s been a mixed bag of vaccine news this week, kicking off with the news that Merck is dropping out of the race.

With the pharma giant tapping out, all eyes have been on the next wave of results, with more than 200 vaccines still in the works.

Andrew Dunn mapped out what the year ahead looks like for those candidates.

Read the full breakdown here>>

And as new, more infectious variants have emerged around the world, a big question has been around how they’ll interact with vaccines. 

On Monday, Moderna said that it is designing a new version of its COVID-19 shot to fight the variant first found in South Africa

Then on Thursday, Novavax shared results from its UK and South Africa trials, finding that its coronavirus vaccine was highly effective in the UK, but didn’t work nearly as well in South Africa, where a new variant is circulating widely.

The news was followed shortly after on Friday morning with the long-awaited results from Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine. The company said its vaccine is 66% effective against COVID-19 based on a global trial run in places including the US, Latin American and South Africa. 

The results – while not as high as Pfizer and Moderna’s – come with some big questions. For one, having only one dose could be a game-changer. J&J shared that its vaccine was 85% effective at preventing severe disease, across all variants, which would be a big help in curbing the pandemic. 

Read the full story here>>

J&J’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine is 66% effective against COVID-19, raising worries that some variants may lower protection


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At a mass vaccination site set up in a California Six Flags, a nurse administers the COVID vaccine. The state has delivered 45% of its allotted vaccines, compared to North Dakota’s 84% and South Dakota’s 75%.

Vaccine rollout is going well – depending on what state you’re in

Meanwhile, Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech’s shots are still rolling out across the US. In some places, usage has been better than others. 

On Capitol Hill, members of Congress have received shots, but essential Hill workers have not, Kimberly Leonard reports. 

Patricia Kelly Yeo spoke to experts in the Dakotas about how they’re approaching administering vaccines. For the more rural areas, having a centralized systems has been a big help.  

For states and cities with bigger populations, she found there are two big takeaways from North Dakota and South Dakota’s experiences. Collaboration is key, and so is keeping the rollout system centralized. 

Read the full story here>>

How the Dakotas are successfully rolling out COVID vaccines – and 2 major lessons for larger states


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In March, Rosalind Brewer will become the third Black woman in modern history to lead a Fortune 500 company.

Walgreens has tapped a new CEO 

On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that Walgreens had found its next top exec.

Starbucks COO Roz Brewer is leaving the coffee giant to become Walgreens CEO. She’ll be the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company.

It’s a move most Wall Street analysts are cheering on, saying Walgreens “nailed” the choice for a successor to Stefano Pessina who will stay on as executive chairman. 

Shelby Livingston has a full look at what analysts think is ahead for the company with the pick. 

Read the full story here>>

‘Nailed it’: 4 Wall Street analysts lay out why Roz Brewer is the best pick to turn around Walgreens


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Humana CEO Bruce Broussard

A conversation with Humana CEO Bruce Broussard

Last Friday, Shelby had a chat with Humana CEO Bruce Broussard. 

Broussard told her about competing with some of the health-insurance startups taking on the red-hot Medicare Advantage market, like Oscar and Devoted. 

Humana for its part has its own answer: a new venture called Author. It launched in 2021 in South Carolina, and already has 15,000 members, Broussard told Shelby. 

Read the full scoop here>>

Speaking of the insurance upstarts, Shelby and the graphics team here at Insider took a closer look at Medicare Advantage enrollment heading into 2021. 

While health-insurance startups are gaining a bigger foothold in the lucrative Medicare Advantage market, they’re still no match for established insurers.

(It’s pretty striking to see the enrollment numbers for giants like UnitedHealthcare stacked next to some of the tiny younger players.)

As part of Shelby’s conversation with Broussard, they discussed what led Humana to invest heavily in primary care. The conversation turned into one about the future of health insurers, medicine, and Humana itself. 

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The CEO of major health insurer Humana laid out why he’s betting big on primary care


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The latest on Big Tech’s healthcare ambitions

Tech giants are keeping busy, as Blake Dodge has been reporting over the past few weeks. 

That’s especially the case for companies as part of the Alphabet umbrella. She and Alphabet reporter Hugh Langley teamed up over the past week on some dispatches from Google’s parent company. 

One of the pockets of the healthcare industry tech companies seem to be focused on is monitoring health at home. Blake mapped out how those strategies are playing out so far at Apple, Amazon, Verily, and Google (hint: it’s a lot of smart watches). 

Read the full story here>>

Big tech wants to monitor your health at home. From Verily to Amazon, here’s where they’re placing their bets.


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Talking the future of digital health and biotech

Over in the land of startups and funding, things are always a-buzz. Here’s what you need to know.

With that all in mind, I wanted to let you know about an event Megan is moderating on February 10 at 3 p.m. ET. She’ll be talking to top healthcare VCs about the year ahead for startups trying to make a dent in the $3.8 trillion healthcare industry.

Tune in>>

SIGN UP HERE: Hear from healthcare’s biggest VCs on the future of digital health, biotech, and startups


I hope you all have great weekends! I’ll be spending mine outside, probably double-masking to stay extra safe. 

Tips? Feedback? Find me at lramsey@businessinsider.com. You can reach the entire healthcare team at healthcare@businessinsider.com

– Lydia

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