Insurance & Benefits Archive

Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

by Kyle Massey 8/27/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem.

Joshua Dennis Promoted at DD&F (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/27/2018 12:00 am

Joshua Dennis has been named a managing partner of the strategic and regulatory division of DD&F Consulting Group in Little Rock.

Wellington Apartments Attract $17.8M Purchase (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/20/2018 12:00 am

An affiliate of Maxus Properties of North Kansas City, Missouri, bought the 12.22-acre Wellington at Chenal Apartments at 15000 Chenal Parkway.

Stacia DeWitt Makes Move to Mutual (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2018 12:00 am

Stacia DeWitt has been hired as sales director at Mutual of Omaha's Little Rock office.

Nicki Hilliard: Recognizing Pharmacists as Providers Would Sweeten the Pill

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/20/2018 12:00 am

Nicki Hilliard, president of the American Pharmacists Association, says pharmacists are underused as a primary health care provider.

'Triangle' Suit Says Lawyer Had Conflict

by Mark Friedman 8/13/2018 12:00 am

An ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court highlights an issue commonly known as the eternal triangle: the relationship between the insured, the attorney and the insurance company.

Former Razorback, His Career Ended by Injury, Sues Insurer

by Mark Friedman 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Former Arkansas Razorback Rawleigh Williams III thought a $1 million sports disability insurance policy would protect him financially if an injury derailed what promised to be a lucrative pro football career.

Trust Planning Smooths Way for Survivors

by Marty Cook 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Financial experts are quick to point out that you don't have to be a millionaire to reap a trust's benefits. The tax benefits are obviously geared to helping the wealthy, but there are other nontax benefits of trusts.

Rich Macy Promoted to COO at USAble Life (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Macy will oversee the company's life, disability and worksite business, dental operations, technology and human resource functions.

Apartment Project Trio Spawns $20.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/13/2018 12:00 am

BBR Oil LLC of Iowa City bought the 280-unit Spanish Valley Apartments, the 181-unit Spanish Willows Apartments and the 109-unit Spanish Viento Apartments in southwest Little Rock.

Fed Finds Inequality in Wealth Distribution Growing

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has grown increasingly unequal, according to the Federal Reserve.

Judge Holmes Tells Little Rock Lawyers to Pay Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/6/2018 12:00 am

The chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas recently ordered two Little Rock lawyers to pay a total of $4,586 in costs and fees related to two of their clients not showing up for depositions.

WLR Comfort Suites Hosts $6.1M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/6/2018 12:00 am

LR Markham Apartments LLC bought the 90-room hotel at 11 Crossings Court in west Little Rock.

Insurance Carrier Won't Pay Pine Bluff School District Over Harassment Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2018 12:00 am

Despite its settlement in March of a 2016 sexual harassment lawsuit, the Pine Bluff School District's problems with the case are far from over.

Former Insurance Agent Berry Bishop Acknowledges Fraud

by Mark Friedman 7/30/2018 12:00 am

Berry Bishop, the failed insurance agent, under oath in bankruptcy proceedings, has described some of his borrowings from the Bank of Prescott over the past three or four years as loan fraud.

VonOhlen Takes VP Role at USAble Life (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/30/2018 12:00 am

Jane-Alyse VonOhlen has been promoted to vice president of human resources and organizational development at USAble Life in Little Rock.

Judgment of $254K Made Against Former Insurance Agent Josh Casada

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2018 12:00 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza awards former client of Casada $204,480 for missing money plus another $50,000 in damages

Branch Banks' Death Rumors Are Exaggerated

by Gwen Moritz 7/23/2018 12:00 am

In Arkansas, the number of new bank offices appears to have popped up in the past 12 months after a decade in which the count declined by more than 10 percent.

Marketing Changes Made at ASU-Newport, E.C. Barton & Co. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2018 12:00 am

Mallory Jordan has been hired as marketing and communications specialist for Arkansas State University-Newport. Kathryn Baker has been hired as marketing director for E.C. Barton & Co. in Jonesboro.

New Frontier For Boomers: Aging in Place

by Jan Cottingham 7/16/2018 12:00 am

As they have since they first started coming into it, baby boomers are having an outsized effect on the world, including the world of design, particularly residential architecture design.