Insurance & Benefits Archive

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.

Arkansas Governor: Report Underscores Concerns with GOP Bill

by Associated Press 3/14/2017 07:13 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a budget analysis of the Republican health care plan underscores the need for Congress to take a second look at the proposal and concerns he's raised about it.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks New Restrictions on Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/6/2017 03:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to add a work requirement to Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion and to lower its eligibility cap — even as the future of the federal health overhaul remains unclear.

‘Nobody Knew ...' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The issue of health care is, as the president said, unbelievably complex and made infinitely more so by being a partisan political issue in Washington and a deeply personal issue everywhere else.

Podiatrist's Purchase of Convention Center Gives Texarkana Officials Cold Feet

by Mark Friedman 3/6/2017 12:00 am

A Texas podiatrist with a past that includes a federal conviction wants to buy the troubled Arkansas Convention Center & Holiday Inn out of bankruptcy — and that has some Texarkana officials on the Arkansas side concerned.

Time to Unplug? (Sonya Premeaux Commentary)

by Sonya Premeaux 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Cramming more work in a day through electronic devices may backfire.

Meredith Ellis Joins JTS Financial (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2017 12:00 am

Meredith Ellis has been hired as an account manager at JTS Financial in Little Rock. She joins the company with 10 years of health insurance and account management experience.

Arkansas House OKs Bill to Cap Enrollment in Medicaid Plan

by Associated Press 3/2/2017 07:05 am

The Arkansas House has approved and sent to the state Senate a bill to freeze enrollment in the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion while the future of the federal health overhaul that enabled the program remains unclear.

Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Freezing Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/1/2017 06:56 am

A bill that would freeze enrollment in Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion program has advanced out of a state House committee.

Arkansas Hospitals Pinched Following Insurance Aftermath

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Some Arkansas hospitals are feeling the fallout from Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield not receiving the premium increase it requested last fall.

In Northwest Arkansas, Health Care Industry Building On the Boom

by Marty Cook 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The health care industry is expanding to keep up with northwest Arkansas' growing population, and it's not just construction companies that are benefiting.

All Theater, Except For... (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton, our junior U.S. senator, gamely faced a couple of thousand constituents in Springdale last week in a bit of political theater that was irresistible to the national news networks.

HoganTaylor Promotes Four in Fayetteville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Wynne has been promoted to senior manager of assurance, and Barkley has been promoted to tax manager. Pritchett has been promoted to assurance manager, and Gates has been promoted to assurance senior.

Librarian Sues Gravette Mayor Over Firing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Tucked on the shelf in the little town of Gravette (Benton County) is a legal battle between the now former librarian and mayor. The bad blood started with attempts to close the library.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Keep Trump's Promise (Feedback)

by Ellen M. Gray 2/20/2017 12:00 am

While on the presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump made a crystal-clear pledge to protect Medicare and Social Security, declaring, “You made a deal a long time ago.” Now, as his term begins, older voters are counting on Congress to support President Trump's vow.

Collision Center Buy Tops $2.5 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

LLArk Properties LLC of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, purchased the 40,000-SF Landers Collision Center at 10005 Col. Glenn Road from Aimco Equipment Co. LLC, led by Frank, Herren and Todd Hickingbotham.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Welspun Loses Insurance Case Over Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently ruled Welspun Pipe's insurance carrier doesn't have to pay the pipe manufacturer $13.5 million for a loss tied to a 2012 fire at its Little Rock plant.

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