Insurance & Benefits Archive

Integrity CEO Gary Childers: Farmers & Merchants Came Calling

by Gwen Moritz 1/21/2019 12:00 am

Integrity First Bank of Mountain Home was not actively seeking a buyer when the CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bankshares in Stuttgart rang.

On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/21/2019 12:00 am

It turns out that more careful prescribing guidelines don't fix pre-existing dependency, and illegal replacements are even more deadly.

Transamerica Project Attracts $9.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/21/2019 12:00 am

A limited liability company led by Larry Crain Jr. purchased the 1400 Centerview Drive project and an adjoining 8.57-acre tract from Transamerica Life Insurance Co. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Multiple Ways to Keep Arkansas Works Insurance (Ray Hanley Commentary)

by Ray Hanley 1/21/2019 12:00 am

One aspect of the Medicaid expansion/Arkansas Works debate that gets little attention is the efforts to help eligible Arkansans keep their health insurance.

Arkansas Marijuana Finally Set to Roll

by Kyle Massey 1/14/2019 12:00 am

When medicinal cannabis begins to be sold in Arkansas, possibly in April, a potential $100 million-a-year industry is poised to emerge from a complex and harshly criticized regulatory landscape.

Health Insurance Premiums Continued to Rise in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance reached $19,616 in 2018, an increase of 5 percent.

Garver Wellness Program Cuts Health Costs

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Executives at Garver say its wellness program helps the North Little Rock engineering firm save on health care costs and is a boon to the retention, recruitment and productivity of its employees.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2018

by Gwen Moritz 1/7/2019 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2018.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas' business world.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018.

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201.

Doctors, Lawyers and Lauren James Big Online Draws in 2018

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A March 19 follow-up to a Whispers column item about the firing of CARTI'S highest-paid oncologist was the most-read story of the year on The Whisper item itself, which was published just hours earlier, was a close second.

Christmas 2018 by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Forming the Coaching Habit in 2019 (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Somewhere between telling your direct reports what to do and taking the action item yourself is the territory of the leader as coach.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Notable Deaths in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

The notable Arkansans, former and current, who died in 2018 ranged from business owners to newspaper publishers to educators to philanthropists.

Caldwell Moves to VP Slot at St. Bernards (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Darren Caldwell has been named vice president of regional services at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Former Insurance Agent Berry Bishop Pleads Guilty to Bank Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 12/17/2018 11:48 am

A sentencing date has not been set for 67-year-old Berry Bishop, whose insurance license was suspended earlier this year.

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

by George Waldon 12/10/2018 12:00 am

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion.

Elizabeth Murphy to Market Guardian Group in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2018 12:00 am

Elizabeth Murphy has joined the Guardian Group in Jonesboro as a licensed producer and internal marketer. Mandy Vickers is the new executive director of the Crossett Area Chamber of Commerce.

Accounting Firm 'Merger Mania' Comes to Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 12/3/2018 12:00 am

Three major mergers involving Arkansas companies over the past year have shuffled this year's list of largest accounting firms in Arkansas considerably.