Insurance & Benefits Archive

Superior Trailer Sales Hitched to $3.6 Million Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

A trailer dealership in North Little Rock, an overnight delivery project in Little Rock, a hotel in west Little Rock, a medical clinic in Sherwood, a home in the Heights area of Little Rock and a convenience store in southeast Pulaski County form this week's six-pack of million-dollar transactions.

The Next Generation of Women Entrepreneurs (Heather Albright and Matt De Luca Commentary)

by Heather Albright and Matt De Luca 11/12/2018 12:00 am

The path is being paved for the next generation of female CEOs, but the decision to start your own company can still be difficult.

New Hires Add Spark to Baptist Health's Fort Smith Centers (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2018 12:00 am

Additions are made as Sparks Health System merges into Baptist Health in Fort Smith.

Fayetteville Plane Crash Subject of Court Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Starstone National Insurance Co. alleges that negligence and defects caused a 2015 accident in which former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon parachuted his single-engine plane onto a pickup truck on MLK Jr. Boulevard.

VOTE (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Tuesday is upon us, so vote if you haven't already. We owe it to the dead. We owe it even more to the living.

Winning the Two-Week Sale (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 11/5/2018 12:00 am

Have you taken advantage of the special two-seek sale going on? Political consumers have. It's the sale sponsored by our democracy. And if you're not participating, you're missing out!

Doctors Say Walmart Opioid Policy Tough to Swallow

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Walmart's new strategy to help stop opioid abuse isn't sitting well with some doctors.

Arkansas Personal Consumption Spending Up 2.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Personal consumption expenditures in the United States rose 4.3 percent in 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Matt Troup Says There's More Than Conway to Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Matt Troup, the CEO of Conway Regional Health System, talks about competing in a growing region and what keeps him up at night.

A Practical Way to Build Culture (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Organizational culture is often fuzzy. It is too easy to create a lofty, aspirational set of principles that read well but lose their power when it comes to practical day-to-day operations. That fuzziness is evident in the way most leaders even define culture.

Giving Back Improves Your Business and Your Community (Heather Larkin Commentary)

by Heather Larkin 10/25/2018 10:35 am

Corporate charitable giving is one way businesses help improve their communities. But companies may not be aware of the substantial benefits corporate giving brings to the business itself.

Small Banks Find Niche in Arkansas While Facing Unique Challenges

by Gwen Moritz 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Bank consolidation nationally is continuing on a similar pace to recent years, but it has been a slower year in Arkansas, especially for the smallest banks.

Simmons Bank Brings New Deposits to Pine Bluff

by Gwen Moritz 10/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas bank deposits grew by almost $2.5 billion to $66.7 billion in the year that ended June 30. Almost three-quarters of the additional deposits — $1.8 billion — flowed into a single institution.

State Unemployment at 3.5 Percent in September, Lowest on Record

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2018 09:38 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, according to a report released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commission, High Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2018 09:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and the state Supreme Court.

Little Rock Medical Sales Rep, 3 Others Plead Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Tricare Scheme

by Mark Friedman 10/18/2018 03:51 pm

A Little Rock medical sales rep and three others recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Little Rock in connection with a multimillion prescription drug kickback scheme involving the U.S. military's health insurer.

Nashville Firm Buys Insurance Agency in Jacksonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/18/2018 01:53 pm

Direct Auto & Life Insurance of Nashville, Tennessee, has acquired the assets of the Association Service Agency in Jacksonville.

5 Tips for an Effective Email (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 10/15/2018 12:00 am

Because email has become so popular, it is important to get the most out of your message. Follow these five tips to help construct an effective message.

20 From White County Indicted in Unemployment Insurance Scheme

by Gwen Moritz 10/10/2018 05:39 pm

Mark King, 53, of Judsonia is described as the ringleader in a scheme that allegedly defrauded the unemployment benefits programs in Arkansas and 15 other states of more than $500,000.

The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s Seem to Get Younger Every Year

by Gwen Moritz 10/8/2018 12:00 am

These ā€œ20 in Their 20sā€ have risen to our attention through nominations, generally by employers who are mighty proud to have been able to attract such promising talent. When you read about them, you are going to understand why.