Insurance & Benefits Archive

Repeal Of Medicaid Expansion Threatens Rural Hospital

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 5/25/2017 11:02 am

The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients.

SPONSORED: Time to Consider A High-deductible Health Plan

by 5/23/2017 09:07 am

Flexibility of plans combined with Health Savings Accounts can provide savings for both employees and employers.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Procurement Prevails After Dental Contracts Approved

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

The court-challenged reasoning of State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong prevailed last week as state lawmakers gave their blessing to a $366 million duo of contracts to provide dental HMO services to Arkansas Medicaid recipients.

$1.02 Billion Keeps Baptist Health High on Largest Private Companies List

by Mark Friedman 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock is benefiting from a new hospital and plans for big renovations.

From the Mailbox (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

I've dealt with my share of angry readers over the decades. But most of my interaction with readers these days is a pleasure because I enjoy learning how people's minds work.

Crowne Plaza Hosts $13.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Crowne Plaza Little Rock LLC, led by Wally Allen, sold the 244-room hotel at 201 S. Shackleford Road.

A.J. Gary Says Having Game Plan Can Rescue Business from Disaster

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

A.J. Gary was appointed Arkansas Department of Emergency Management director by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in June 2016. In addition to heading ADEM, Gary is also the Homeland Security adviser for Arkansas.

Governors Work Senate As Power Brokers in Obamacare Repeal

by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Reuters 5/17/2017 07:07 am

A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate over the future of Obamacare as the U.S. Senate begins writing its bill.

Stoby's Eyes July Reopening

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The owners of Stoby's, the popular Conway restaurant devastated by fire in March 2016, are shooting to reopen by July 21, the restaurant's 37th anniversary.

Back to the Future (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/15/2017 12:00 am

President Trump's premature exultation notwithstanding, Obamacare remains in place. It is as flawed as ever, but millions of Americans — including one in 10 Arkansans — are better off than they were without it. Senate Republicans have a rare opportunity, legislatively and politically, if they will seize it.

SPONSORED: Care Management Helps Employees And Employers

by 5/8/2017 06:40 am

Trained individuals can assist employees with a variety of health-related issues, improving member health, lowering costs and creating peace of mind.

The Best of Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Possibly because they've been awash in material goods their whole lives, the millennials seem less materialistic, and I admire that. But in so many other ways, I'm grateful to have entered adulthood when I did and sympathetic to the millennials who blame us for handing them a raw deal.

SPONSORED: Five Ways to Make Employees Better Health Care Consumers

by 5/2/2017 07:00 am

Proactive steps can create workers who are informed and engaged in improving their own wellness.

PACE Financing Under Fire From Tom Cotton

by Kyle Massey 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde calls PACE financing a home run, something that makes "a lot of sense to a lot of people." U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calls PACE a scam to "trick seniors into taking out high-interest loans for 20 years, along with liens on their homes."

Working on Arkansas Works (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The state's iteration of the Affordable Care Act has been praised for reducing the ranks of the uninsured, giving thousands more Arkansans access to primary health care and lessening reliance on emergency care.

Two Selected for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Carla Martin and Rex M. Terry have been elected to the board of directors of Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

NWA Vacancy Rates Stable As New Buildings Go Modern

by Marty Cook 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The success of new office construction is partially based on the quality of product but also because of the demand for it.

DHS Officials: 'Arkansas Works' 2.0 Cheaper for State

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/27/2017 10:10 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services says the changes it's seeking for the Arkansas Works medicaid expansion will save the state as much as $93 million over five years.

Stephens Insurance Records Sales of $1.9 Million with Dillard's in Past Fiscal Year

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock spent $1.9 million in fiscal 2016 with Warren Stephens' Stephens Insurance LLC.

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