Insurance & Benefits Archive

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Truth in Billing (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

We have truth in lending and truth in sentencing. Maybe it's time for truth in billing. I'm talking about truth in medical billing, and when I put it that way, you know exactly what I mean.

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Arkansas, 2 Others Get Feds' OK for Health Insurance Marketplaces

by Associated Press 6/16/2015 07:08 am

The Obama administration gave conditional approval Monday to Arkansas, Delaware and Pennsylvania to expand their roles in the insurance marketplaces created under the 2010 health care law.

National Park Medical Center on List For High Markups

by Mark Friedman 6/15/2015 12:00 am

An official with National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs last week blasted a report that said the hospital had one of the highest price markups in the country.

Bikes, Brewing Part of Creekside Retail Center's Revamping in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The Creekside shopping center on Mall Avenue in Fayetteville will have a new look and new tenants in a few months.

State Alleges Medicaid Fraud in Lawsuit Against Step by Step Senior Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The state Attorney General's Office has filed a Medicaid fraud lawsuit against a Little Rock elder care facility seeking penalties of more than $33 million.

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Edmond Waters on Preventing Bad Brokers from Doing Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Edmond Waters was appointed in February by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to succeed Heath Abshure as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

Governor Names Elizabeth Smith to Arkansas Medicaid Fraud Post

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 02:12 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a replacement for the state official who oversees the prevention and investigation of Medicaid fraud.

Doug McMillon: How I Knew It Was Time to Raise Pay at Wal-Mart

by Marty Cook 6/11/2015 02:01 pm

Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, said a visit he took to a store in Denver helped him decide the company needed to raise worker pay.

Arkansas Seeks Rehearing in 12-Week Abortion Ban Case

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 06:56 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office requested a rehearing Wednesday before the U.S. appeals court that agreed last month with a lower court that a state law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Arkansas Medicaid Inspector General to Leave Post

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 02:01 pm

Arkansas' top official tasked with preventing, detecting and investigating Medicaid fraud has announced his resignation.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Roller Funeral Homes Moves Three to Manager Roles (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Angelia Cunningham, Jim Anding and Mike Frazier have been promoted to manager positions at three Roller Funeral Homes locations.

TeleTech Holdings to Hire 120 New Employees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/5/2015 09:31 am

TeleTech Holdings Inc. will host three job fairs in northeast Arkansas next week to fill 120 openings.

Insurer UnitedHealth Bumps up Quarterly Dividend 33 Percent

by Associated Press 6/4/2015 12:34 pm

UnitedHealth Group is raising its cash dividend by more than 30 percent once again, as the nation's largest health insurer keeps pace with its rising stock price.

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