Insurance & Benefits

Americans Still Coming Up Short Paying Medical Bills

Americans Still Coming Up Short Paying Medical Bills

The percentage of Americans under 65 who belonged to families having trouble paying medical bills fell from 21.7 percent — 57.6 million — in the first six months of 2011 to 19.8 percent — 52.8 million — in the first six months of 2013.
read more >

DHS: 155K Signed Up for 'Private Option' Program

Arkansas officials say nearly 70 percent of those eligible have signed up for health coverage under the state's compromise Medicaid expansion program.
read more >

Mike Tullis Steps Up To Head MNH Tullis Insurance (Movers & Shakers)

Mike Tullis was recently named president of MNH Tullis in Little Rock. Tullis, who most recently served as the company's executive vice president, helped found the organization in 2010 in partnership with Mullis Newby Hurst LP, a commercial insurance company based in Addison, Texas.
read more >

Market Update

DOW 16,506.31 -8.06
NASDAQ 4135.632 -25.826
S&P 500 1877.84 -1.71
Enter a stock symbol

Mortgage Calculator

Enter Desired Loan Amount $
Interest Rate
Years
Your monthly payment is: $

More Insurance & Benefits News

Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor Among Candidates Addressing Farm Bureau

Candidates for Arkansas' top offices, including a hotly contested U.S. Senate race, are speaking to a group of farmers during a daylong forum. read more >

CEO Marcy Doderer on Arkansas Children's Hospital Long-term Plans To Stay Ranked, Healthy

Before joining Arkansas Children's Hospital, Marcy Doderer was the vice president and administrator of the Children's Hospital of San Antonio, part of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System. There, she led the facility's change from a multiuse downtown campus into a freestanding, separately licensed children's hospital. She is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and is active in many professional organizations. read more >

Central Arkansas Medical Centers Collaborate, Compete in Tight Health Care Market

Hospitals in central Arkansas must collaborate to survive, according to St. Vincent Health System President and CEO Peter Banko, who says he doesn't think Little Rock can support three hospitals. read more >

Arkansas Doctors Discover the Joys Of Concierge Care

A new business model of medicine is being practiced in Arkansas by doctors who have not only gone into private practice, but are now pursing careers in concierge or direct primary care medicine. read more >

White-Collar Roundup: Standridge Delayed, Moser and Washburn Released

The recent rash of indictments out of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock, including that of Rickenbach, reminds us to do some catch-up on other cases of interest: read more >

Nursing Home Profits Up, So Were Losses

About 70 percent of the nursing homes in Arkansas made a profit in the year that ended June 30, 2013, according to cost reports audited by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. read more >

Matt Lile Sues Universal Fidelity Over Trashed Office Suite

Businessman and chef John Mathis “Matt” Lile III is suing a former tenant of a building in Little Rock that he used to own. read more >

April Beige Book Reports Overall Activity Down Across Arkansas, 8th District

The April book reports a net decrease in manufacturing activity across the district, a decrease in residential real estate activity, mixed results in commercial real estate, and a decrease in lending from district banks. read more >

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated. read more >

More Million-Dollar Homes Sold in Pulaski County During 2013

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County saw a slight increase in 2013. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, which compares with either 12 or 13 in 2012. read more >

More Insurance & Benefits News>