Insurance & Benefits Archive

Townsell, King Take New Roles at Centennial Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Donna Townsell has been promoted to director of marketing for Centennial Bank of Conway, and Eric King has been named senior business development officer.

Trey Tassin Moves Up at Stuck (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Trey Tassin has been promoted to architectural project manager for Stuck Associates of Little Rock, which he joined a year ago.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Sale of Former Remington College Exceeds $4.3 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/15/2016 12:00 am

EAI Realty Inc., an affiliate of Education America Inc. of Heathrow, Florida, sold the 35,000-SF building in west Little Rock.

John Goodson, Others Appeal Reprimands in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/9/2016 09:35 am

Twelve plaintiffs' attorneys on Monday filed notice that they will appeal U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case. The attorneys include five who were reprimanded by Holmes last week, including John Goodson, the husband of a state Supreme Court justice.

Aetna Cuts Hot Springs Village Pharmacy from Medicare Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A pharmacy in Hot Springs Village has hauled an insurance company to court for attempting to kick it out of its network.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

US, Arkansas Homeownership On the Decline

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Although the housing market continues to recover since the Great Recession, the rates of homeownership remain below peak levels both in the United States and in Arkansas.

Looking Past The Smoke (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Judges — like U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III — seem to be able to blow away a smoke screen to illuminate the motives of parties in the cases they consider.

CMS Picks Arkansas for CPC+ Model; Practices Can Apply Through Sept. 15

by Sarah Campbell 8/5/2016 11:40 am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says Arkansas has been selected as one of 14 regions nationwide to participate in a new five-year multi-payer payment model called CPC+.

Update: Judge Reprimands John Goodson, Others in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2016 09:54 am

Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III on Wednesday reprimanded five attorneys, including the husband of a state Supreme Court justice, after finding bad faith and abuse of the court system in their manipulation of a controversial class-action case.

Loan Loss Models Vary Bank-by-Bank

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Proportionally, no other Arkansas bank committed more to its loan loss reserves during the first quarter than DeWitt Bank & Trust.

NLR Bowling Project Rolls Out $2.3M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Millennium Bowl of Little Rock LLC, led by Anil Nayar, Aziz Pabani, Akbar Pabani and Kairunnisa Khan, bought its namesake project at 7200 Counts Massie Road. The seller is Millennium Bowl Inc., led by James Moore.

Slideshow: As Broadway Bridge Rises, Drivers Plot New Route

by Sarah Campbell 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The steel pieces floating on barges in the Arkansas River at downtown North Little Rock look like “a giant Erector Set,” but by next summer they are expected to form the basket-handle arches of the new $98.4 million Broadway Bridge.

Former Wal-Mart CFO Charles Holley Takes Appointment at Deloitte (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Charles Holley, retired chief financial officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has been appointed as an independent senior adviser for the U.S. CFO Program at Deloitte LLP. Holley will serve as an independent adviser to staff, clients and senior leadership at the company.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Little Rock Doctor Robert Barrow Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2016 04:00 pm

Barrow admitted billing for massage therapy as if it were physical therapy. He was ordered to pay almost $735,000 in restitution to patients and Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Gaillardia Club Woes Spawned Phil Herrington Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Herrington's $13.45 million Chapter 11 reorganization, filed on March 18, represents one of the largest debt totals in a personal bankruptcy filing in recent years in Arkansas. He listed $5.1 million in assets.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.