Insurance & Benefits Archive

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider.

Canceled Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The canceled Thunder on the Mountain music event, planned for near Ozark, has led to dueling lawsuits and a class-action claim on behalf of ticket holders.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Offers New Dental Plans

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The dental plans, aimed at lowering costs for Arkansas-based employers, will add to the existing DentalBlue dental insurance plans by offering companies a wider range of options when choosing between broad network access and network savings.

Politics as Usual? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The reporting that uncovered Maggio's corruption and the reporting that continues to reveal the tentacles of improper influence have been a great service to the state.

CHI Considers Selling QualChoice, Bringing in Partner

by Sarah Campbell 7/8/2016 02:36 pm

Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver is interested in selling health insurance carrier QualChoice Holdings Inc. of Little Rock or bringing in another partner, according to QualChoice President and CEO Mike Stock.

US Job Market Rebounds with June Hiring Surge of 287K

by Associated Press 7/8/2016 07:40 am

Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the year.

Billions in Safety Costs Pay Off for Truckers

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The American Trucking Associations released a report on a 2015 study that showed that the trucking industry spends $9.5 billion a year on safety initiatives. The investments are proving to be worth it.

The Managed Care Already Argument

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

One argument against managed care organizations is that the state of Arkansas has already implemented many of the cost-saving methods in its Medicaid programs that managed care organizations use.

Managed Care Organizations Met With Skepticism by Some Health Care Professionals

by Sarah Campbell 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Health care professionals in Arkansas are voicing skepticism that bringing managed care organizations into the state-run Medicaid program will stem the rising costs of government-provided health care.

Health Care in Northwest Arkansas Responds to Growth

by Marty Cook 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Eric Pianalto, president of Mercy Northwest Arkansas, says big investments, such as the one his hospital is making, are critical if health care providers are going to have any hope of keeping up with the demands of the region.

US Health Care Spending Grows

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

U.S. health care spending grew by 5.3 percent in 2014, to $3 trillion, or $9,523 per person, according to the latest figures available from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid. That was an increase over the 2.9 percent growth seen in 2013.

Chick-fil-A Site Rings Up $1.8 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Chick-fil-A Inc. of Atlanta purchased the 2.34-acre site at the southwest corner of Bass Pro Drive and Interstate 30 Frontage Road from Bass Pro Outdoor World LLC of Springfield, Missouri.

DHS Director Cindy Gillespie Makes Health Care Coverage Personal

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business talks to Cindy Gillespie, the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Before she joined DHS, Gillespie was a principal in the Washington office of the law firm Denton and was a health care adviser to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

Wanda King, Debbie Gunter Promoted at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Wanda King and Debbie Gunter have been promoted to federal employee program operations manager and director of performance management and special investigations at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

SPONSORED: Tax Filing Fraud — The Newest Form Of Identity Theft

by 7/4/2016 12:00 am

New regulations are designed to protect taxpayers, but diligence and caution always help.

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Settlement Reached Between One Bank, BHL Financing

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The litigation between Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust is no more.

Farmland Produces $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Resicomm Properties LLC, led by Bryan and Sonja Glaze, bought the 1,145-acre farm in southeast Pulaski County, a mile southeast of Sweet Home along Fourche Creek and Harper Road.

Site of Oops In Farmington Brings $1.12M (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/27/2016 12:00 am

A 32,000-SF building that used to be the home of a Marvin's IGA in Farmington has been sold for the second time in 18 months.

Economic Challenges Vary by Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Economic challenges faced by Americans vary greatly by income, according to a Federal Reserve report released last month.