Insurance & Benefits Archive

Feds Ask To Sell One Bank & Trust

by George Waldon 4/10/2017 12:00 am

A change of ownership is in motion for Little Rock's One Bank & Trust. The U.S. government has asked for a court-ordered stock sale of controlling interest in the $305 million-asset bank.

Whose Facts Will They Believe? (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Business people need to understand data and use it to communicate effectively with consumers, regulators and the media. How can you make your case, clearly and honestly, in such a skeptical age?

SPONSORED: Making The Most of Your Health Insurance Benefits

by 4/4/2017 10:48 am

Following tips and understanding certain terms will help add value to a policy.

Analysis: Uncertainty Helps Arkansas Medicaid Plan Pass

by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press 4/3/2017 09:04 am

One of the biggest accomplishments of the Arkansas legislative session that's wrapping up this week is what didn't happen. For the first time since the program was created four years ago, there was little to no drama over the future of the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

Arkansas Lawmakers Vote to Keep Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 3/30/2017 03:39 pm

Lawmakers have voted to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion for another year as the state's governor prepares to seek federal approval to add new limits to the program.

Bill to Keep Arkansas Medicaid Plan Falls Short in House

by Associated Press 3/29/2017 03:51 pm

An effort to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion for another year fell short in the state House days after an attempt by congressional Republicans to repeal the federal health law that created the program failed.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Keeping Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/29/2017 07:45 am

The Arkansas Senate approves keeping the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion another year after Republican efforts to repeal and replace the federal health law that created the program failed in Congress.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/27/2017 12:00 am

I've started to think that “It seemed like such a good idea” may be the American epitaph, and manipulating our diets wasn't even the start.

Health Care – Right or Privilege? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The philosophical question of whether health care is something every American is entitled to or something every American must earn underlies all discussion of how best to provide it.

Sterling Risk Expands Little Rock Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Bill Griffin, Cindy Trickey, Nick Peters and Jimbo Ramsay have been newly hired as brokers at Sterling Risk Advisors in Little Rock.

Weight-Loss Surgery Arrives at Arkansas Heart Hospital

by Mark Friedman 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock recently began offering weight-loss surgery as a way to fight heart disease and rising obesity rates in Arkansas.

CHI St. Vincent Contract with UnitedHealthcare to End April 1

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2017 03:25 pm

CHI St. Vincent says that, effective April 1, its physicians and services will not be considered in-network for United Healthcare members.

SPONSORED: Self-funded Insurance Plans Combat Rising Health Care Costs

by 3/14/2017 11:17 am

Plans grow in popularity as employers seek affordable heath insurance solutions.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Bill Seeks to Change Procurement Process; Businesses Want to Understand It

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Procurement laws are complicated, state Sen. Jimmy Hickey says, and he should know: He has helped rewrite them more than once.

Teresa Richardson Accepts ABCBS Promotion (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Teresa Richardson has been promoted to manager of product implementation for continuous quality improvement at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock.

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