Insurance & Benefits Archive

Arkansas Senate OKs Setting Up Commission for Title Insurers

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 06:55 am

The Arkansas Senate is backing a proposal to set up a new commission that would supervise the title insurance business.

Windstream Executives Saw Pay Bump in 2014

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 10:01 am

Former CEO Jeff Gardner and his replacement, Tony Thomas, both saw pay increases in 2014 compared to the year before.

Task Force Becomes Default Option for Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 07:04 am

Arkansas needs a task force to study the state's obsession with task forces. That may be the only one that hasn't been created yet during the 2015 legislative session.

NLR Contractor Loses $1.6M Lawsuit to Philadelphia Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Philadelphia insurance company was the beneficiary of a $1.6 million default judgment last week against TEAM General Contractors LLC.

CareLink Elects Board Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

John Davis, president of First Security Bank in North Little Rock, has been elected to the CareLink board of directors, and Stacy Duckett of Southwest Power Pool has been named chair of the 2015 board.

Bayer Healthcare Whistleblower Still Fighting To Regain Job

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock man who sued a pharmaceutical company for firing him in 2010 after reporting a health care fraud continues to fight to get his old job back.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

Arkansas Senate Panel Backs Unemployment Benefit Cut

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 01:54 pm

A measure is heading to the state Senate that would reduce the unemployment benefits that out-of-work Arkansans can receive.

Report: Rural Hospitals Get Billions in Extra Medicare Funds

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:27 am

A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators say.

Feds Say House in Rogers Should Be Repossessed After Claims of Art Heist

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A woman who moved from Dallas to Rogers in 2013 is in hot water for allegedly cooking up an insurance scheme by which she received more than $730,000 from her homeowner's policy.

MedExpress on Fast Track To Open More Locations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

It looks like the urgent care chain MedExpress of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, isn't slowing down its march across Arkansas.

Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Dan Stevens has been named director of provider network operations with Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock and Joy Evans has been named director of internal operations training.

Advanced Tech Tools Optimize Savings, Efficiency in Trucking

by Marty Cook 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Trucking companies have come a long way from T-cards and pay phones. Today's drivers have GPS, USB ports, instant messaging, and in some cases, their own company meteorologists as tools to get from one checkpoint to the next.

Arkansas Farms Fat Targets For Cultivated Crime

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

As she pulled into one of her soybean fields during last year's harvest, Crystal Lewis could see something from the height of her combine that she hadn't been able to see from pickup level. In the middle of the field, the soybeans were gone. Missing. Vanished.

Members of Arkansas Task Force to Study Medicaid Plan Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2015 06:50 am

Twelve Republicans and four Democrats have been named to a legislative task force studying alternatives for covering the thousands of people currently on Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2015 05:14 am

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 11:37 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. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Steve Standridge In Prison Following Another Extension

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

U.S. District Judge Susan O. Hickey granted former insurance agent Steve Standridge an extension until Feb. 11 for unspecified medical reasons, but he's now incarcerated.

Fed Sues Waldo Doctor for Unpaid $193K Student Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

A Columbia County doctor was recently hit with a lawsuit in an attempt to collect on alleged unpaid student loans she took out beginning in the early 1990s.