Insurance & Benefits Archive

Former Agent Josh Casada Facing More Insurance Problems

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

A former Pine Bluff insurance agent who is facing felony counts of theft, forgery and insurance fraud now has a judgment to add to his problems.

UA Little Rock Hatches Plan to Enter Wrestling Ring

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Chasse Conque hopes to have the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's first wrestling coach on the campus by July 1.

Trend of Extreme Savings Catching FIRE

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2018 12:00 am

FIRE devotees employ tactics like tracking every penny, questioning every purchase, and finding cheaper options like biking instead of owning a car or buying consignment clothes.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

Skyline Health to Exit Nursing Home Industry

by Mark Friedman 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Skyline Health, which recently saw two of its 21 skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas put into receivership, is leaving the nursing home business.

Census Says Older Population Surpassing Younger

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

By 2030, all baby boomers — those born in 1946-64 — will be older than 65, and 1 in every 5 U.S. residents will be retirement age, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Planning Essential When Transferring a Business (Sarah Patterson Commentary)

by Sarah Patterson 5/28/2018 12:00 am

If you own a closely held business, creating a plan to transition ownership is imperative for your financial well-being, family harmony and the ongoing success of your business.

Alese Stroud on Why Succession Plans Don't Have to Be a Hard Act to Follow

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Alese Stroud, the CEO of Corporate Insight Strategy says the wave of baby boomer retirements could have a huge impact on the state.

Deepwater Horizon Sparks Suit Against Law Firm Suing Its Insurance Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

A Eureka Springs law firm is suing its insurance carrier for not footing the bill to battle a lawsuit.

Hot Trailer Touches Off PAM Transport Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is seeking to recoup money for a trailer that was stolen and later caught on fire.

75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Combine for $38.9B

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Revenue at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield topped $2.5 billion last year, a milestone achieved by only one other company in the 30 years that Arkansas Business has been ranking private companies by revenue.

Arkansas Sees 1.1 Percent Increase in GDP

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Real gross domestic product grew in 47 states and the District of Columbia in 2017, averaging 2.1 percent nationally, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

A Sigh of Relief (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Like many of Candidate Trump's promises — from a big, beautiful wall that Mexico will pay for to better health insurance for everyone at a fraction of the cost — his promise to control prescription costs was long on curb appeal and short on structure. A Potemkin drugstore, as it were.

Arkansas Heart Hospital Keeps Up Steady Flow

by Mark Friedman 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Even though cardiac surgeries are down across the country, Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock hasn't missed a beat.

Widow Receives $1M Judgment Over RV Dealership Destroyed by Tornado

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:01 am

A “hand-shake” man who died while cleaning up debris after a 2014 tornado has had his attention to contractual detail vindicated by the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

Trustee Seeks to Recover Millions From Nursing Home Operators

by Mark Friedman 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The trustee for a bankrupt chain of Arkansas nursing homes has accused its out-of-state operators of pulling millions of dollars out of the facilities as unpaid bills piled up in 2015 and 2016.

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

Michael Van Keuren Joins CDI (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Michael Van Keuren has been hired as a project manager for CDI Contractors LLC in Little Rock.

Career Staffing Services Staffers Get National Certification (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Trisha Johnson and Beverly Smith of Little Rock have received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.

Insurance Agent Matthew Glass Gets Win Against AID

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Matthew Glass had his insurance license reinstated last week by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who also barred the Arkansas Insurance Department from taking any more action that would interfere with Glass' insurance practice pending a final disposition in his dispute with the AID.