Insurance & Benefits Archive

Ask Customers This in 2018 (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The benefit of escaping the assumption that your customers know all of the things you offer can mean increasing your revenue by 10 to 20 percent — or more.

BlueOak Molten Metal Disaster Leads to Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

BlueOak Arkansas, the electronics recycling plant in Osceola, developed a leak in its furnace in November 2015 that resulted in molten metal escaping and causing more than $10.5 million in damage.

Put Pencil To Paper (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Taking on more risk — more “skin in the game” — is supposed to make us savvier consumers who carefully seek out the most cost-efficient treatment. But most people are risk averse in the first place, and there is no market more opaque than health care for those of us who are willing to shop around.

Westbridge Apartments Add Up to $5M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Two pieces of a Little Rock apartment project combined for deals totaling $5 million.

Fisher Martin Joins Eric Rob & Isaac (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Fisher Martin has been hired by Eric Rob & Isaac, a Little Rock advertising agency, as a media assistant.

Sparks Health System, UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 08:44 am

Sparks Health System and UnitedHealthcare have renewed their network relationship, ensuring that Fort Smith-area residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare commercial and Medicare health plans have continued access to Sparks Health System's hospital and its facilities.

'Trump Bump' Benefits Arkansas Stockholders

by Gwen Moritz 11/6/2017 12:00 am

The “Trump Bump” has been very good for most of the 120 names on this year's list of the state's biggest stockholders, but the benefits have not been evenly shared.

Waco Title Gains Visibility with New HQ

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Waco Title Co. is all set to move into its new headquarters overlooking Interstate 49 in Springdale.

Fury of 3 Hurricanes Humbles Brett Overman

by Marty Cook 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Cleaning Up Brett Overman, builder of Jonesboro's Zips Car Wash, discusses the challenges of running a disaster recovery business in the wake of three hurricanes.

Sale to Oldcastle Lets AERT Show Strengths

by Kyle Massey 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Composite material maker in Springdale finds stability with far-larger company.

Increasing Arkansas' Speed Limit Up for Debate

by Marty Cook 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Arkansans have more than a month to tell the state's Department of Transportation what they think of increasing the highway speed limit.

Terra Vista Apartments Visited by $3.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 11/6/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of Republic Funds of Toronto bought the 205-unit Terra Vista Apartments at 4811 Terra Vista Circle in Little Rock.

State Still Awaiting Federal Approval on Medicaid Expansion Changes

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 11/3/2017 10:40 am

Significant changes to the state's Medicaid expansion program proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson were slated to begin Jan. 1. But the state still has not received the federal approval necessary to move ahead.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

Poverty Rate Drops to 17.2 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States stood at 12.7 percent in 2016. In Arkansas, the poverty rate stood at 17.2 percent.

You'd Better Shop Around (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

It's time for colleges and nonprofits to stop taking TIAA's integrity for granted and to make TIAA stop taking their retirement accounts for granted.

Conway Corp Advances Greg Dell (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Greg Dell has been promoted to chief operating officer of Conway Corp., where he has worked since 1985.

Majestic Death Looms Over Spa City

by George Waldon 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The destruction of the Majestic Hotel left an indelible scar on the psyche of Hot Springs officials and residents.

Go Fund Me: Medical Bills Spur New Ways to Pay

by Marty Cook 10/16/2017 12:00 am

In an era of soaring medical costs, more and more people are turning to fundraising platforms like GoFundMe to help defray their expenses.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors.