Insurance & Benefits Archive

Class-Action Sanctions Against Lawyers Threaten Other Cases

by Mark Friedman 6/13/2016 12:00 am

When Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III sanctions 16 attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case next week, it could make life harder for the plaintiffs' lawyers who have other cases pending in federal courts in Arkansas.

Cantrell Office Building Sale Exceeds $2.6 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

8114 Cantrell LLC, led by Billy Roehrenbeck, purchased its namesake project.

5 Tips to Designing an Engaging Visual Aid (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 6/13/2016 12:00 am

There are many tools for creating visual aids, but the key word when developing them is the word “visual.” Visual aids are for the audience to follow along and stay connected with your presentation.

Lawmakers Face Growing To-Do List for '17 Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/6/2016 07:24 am

It's already clear lawmakers and Gov. Asa Hutchinson have a full plate for the 2017 session.

BKD Agrees to $4 Million Settlement with FDIC

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

Accounting firm BKD LLP agreed to pay the FDIC $4 million to settle a federal lawsuit tied to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.

Data Breaches on the Rise, Even in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Hacking is costing businesses millions more as sophisticated criminal networks determined to steal information for financial gain have replaced the individuals who were commonplace in the early years of the internet, and Arkansas is not immune.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

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

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Maumelle Motel Draws $2.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

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

New Frontier Hospitality LLC, led by Dilep and Vitesh Patel, bought the Quality Suites at 14322 Frontier Drive.

Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas Acknowledged as Rookie of the Year (Movers & Shakers)

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

Alicia and Mykel Stephens, co-owners of Molly Maid of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, have been named to Molly Maid's 2015 Rookie of the Year All-Star Team for outstanding performance in their first year of business.

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn't properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Connie Meeks Promoted at Blue Cross Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Connie Meeks has been promoted to vice president and chief medical officer for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

Rehab & Health Care Center Attracts $3.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/30/2016 12:00 am

FC Encore Properties B Holdco LLC, an affiliate of Formation Capital of Atlanta, purchased Chenal Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center at 3115 S. Bowman Road.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

by Mark Friedman 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Sales of seven-figure homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2015, but the million-dollar houses remain a small part of the market.

Northwest Arkansas' Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

by Marty Cook 5/23/2016 12:00 am

There was a drop in seven-figure home sales in Washington and Benton counties in 2015. In 2014, 18 homes in the two counties sold for $1 million or more; in 2015, only 10 such homes were sold.

Top Residential Firms in Arkansas Enjoy Home Sales Rebound

by George Waldon 5/23/2016 12:00 am

2015 was a good year for buying and selling houses in Arkansas as reflected by growth among the 10 largest residential realty firms.

RPM Group's Kris Upton on How Technology Brings an Agent's Success Back Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Kris Upton, 46, is president of the RPM Group, where he's worked since 2003, and previously has served the company as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

David Jacobson Joins Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

David Jacobson has been hired as vice president of Medicaid business development and strategy at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.