Insurance & Benefits Archive

Health Law to Loom Over Arkansas Races in 2018 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2017 07:10 am

The failure of GOP efforts to end the 2010 law, even under a Republican White House and Congress, could make it harder for Republicans in the state to run again against the law they've derided as "Obamacare."

Complaint Box (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/31/2017 12:00 am

I have two unrelated things I want to complain about: noisy restaurants and medical bills.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let's be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Legacy Capital Sells Corporate Benefits Business to OneDigital

by Kyle Massey 7/26/2017 03:30 pm

Legacy Capital Group of Little Rock has sold its corporate benefits business to OneDigital Health & Benefits of Atlanta, the nation's largest company focusing only on employee benefit services.

Arkansas Health Insurers Seek Rate Hikes of 8 to 22 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2017 11:24 am

Health insurance companies operating on the state's individual health insurance marketplace are seeking rate increases of between 8 percent and 22 percent, the state Insurance Department says.

SPONSORED: Ivan Hudson Leverages Networking, Relationship Power

by 7/26/2017 07:00 am

Agency founder sets himself up as solution to his own business and financial services needs as well as the needs of others.

8th Circuit Reverses Holmes, Tosses Sanctions Against Goodson, Others

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2017 11:53 am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers didn't engage in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case and tossed the sanctions against them.

Breathtaking Hypocrisy (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The breathtaking hypocrisy of elected Republicans when it comes to Obamacare will be the stuff of a generation of political science dissertations.

First Financial CEO Chris Hegi's Golden Rule for Serving El Dorado

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

In 2015, Chris Hegi was named CEO of First Financial Bank of El Dorado, now a $919 million-asset lender.

Asa Hutchinson: Don't Give Up on Changes to Health Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/18/2017 04:06 pm

Congress shouldn't give up on finding ways to change the federal health overhaul in an approach that can win bipartisan support despite the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the 2010 law, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says. "I think you've got to be able to pull people together from both sides of the aisle and say we're going to have a bipartisan solution here to set the path for the future."

The Worst Person In Arkansas? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Ashton Miller III - if he actually exists - made use of a rhetorical device I've never seen before but may adopt for all future arguments: He speculated that important people feel the same way that he does — and then concurred with the opinions he attributed to them.

Creating Insurance 'Captives' Helps Companies Save Cash

by Mark Friedman 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr is pushing for more companies to start captive insurance subsidiaries, which can write insurance only for its parent or related companies, and locate them in Arkansas.

Financial Priorities (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Poor allocation of available resources is epidemic among American households, which is not surprising since perpetuating the monthly payment mentality is a cornerstone of the American economy.

Windamere, Markham House Lead Recent Seven-Digit Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

A 109-unit multifamily project in southwest Little Rock and a 73-room hotel in midtown Little Rock highlight a group of eleven recent multimillion-dollar transactions in Pulaski County.

Walton Arts Center Makes Staff Changes; Sparks Sees Staff Recognition (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Kyle May has been promoted and Thomas DeBari has been hired at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

Youth Home CEO David Napier to Lead National Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

David Napier, CEO of Youth Home Inc. in Little Rock, has been appointed president of the National Association for Children's Behavioral Health.

5 Ways You Can Say It With Positive Language (Sarah Clements Expert Advice)

by Sarah Clements 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Have you ever considered how you ask a co-worker or customer to stop doing something? Do you ask in a positive or negative way? Consider restating your message using positive language.

Thou Shalt Not Misrepresent (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/3/2017 12:00 am

I did not expect the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol to survive only a matter of hours before being plowed into by a car, deliberately and live on Facebook. Someone would have to be crazy to do that. Exactly.

Medicaid Cuts and the Elderly (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/3/2017 12:00 am

In their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are proposing deep cuts to Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor.

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