Insurance & Benefits Archive

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Of the 89 hospitals on Arkansas Business' list of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the state, 14 reported a net loss of $1 million or more while 34 had a net income of $1 million or more.

Hospitals' Hiring Frenzy Now in Remission

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 12:00 am

After a years-long spree of hospitals eagerly hiring doctors and snapping up medical practices, the fever has broken, but the aftereffects are striking.

Physician Pay: Doctors Average $294K Annually

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Physician salaries in the United States averaged $294,000 a year in 2016, according to the 2017 Medscape Physician Compensation Report, released in April.

Baptist Health, UAMS Join Forces, Look to Conway

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

The recent announcement by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Baptist Health of Little Rock that they would partner on clinical and academic efforts might be the beginning of a long-term collaboration.

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists Taking Care of Razorbacks

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists has at least two orthopedic surgeons and a primary care sports medicine doctor roaming the sidelines of every Razorback football game.

Hutchinson Embraces Latest Health Law Repeal Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/25/2017 07:39 am

If the latest GOP-backed Obamacare repeal overcomes last-minute obstacles in the Senate, the plan could offer even more uncertainty for the thousands of people in Arkansas who have health coverage through the health overhaul.

Home BancShares Feels Effects of Hurricane Irma

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

By the time you read this, Johnny Allison should have had a firsthand look at the impact Hurricane Irma had on the Centennial Bank branches in Florida.

To Ourselves and Our Posterity (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Curiously, the richer the United States has become, the less interested we seem in investing in our posterity. Or perhaps we're no longer interested in investing in anyone else's posterity, no matter how important other people's children are to the general welfare of the nation.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Asa Hutchinson, Senators Back Near Health Law Repeal Effort

by Associated Press 9/20/2017 07:08 am

Arkansas' Republican governor said Tuesday he backs a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, and the state's two GOP senators said they also support the legislation.

Data Theft: Is Your Business Ready? (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

by Aaron Gamewell 9/18/2017 12:00 am

Aaron Gamewell of SBS CyberSecurity offers his list of actions that every business should deploy to mitigate the risk of a data breach.

DHS, Dinged for Payment Problems, Will Repay $3M to Feds

by Gwen Moritz 9/15/2017 11:02 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services will repay about $3 million to the federal government after an audit found problems with a type of Medicaid payment to providers.

Regions Insurance Names David Linhardt State Executive for Arkansas, Texas

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/14/2017 10:47 am

Regions Insurance, an affiliate of Regions Bank, announces that it has hired David Linhardt as state executive for Arkansas and Texas.

For Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, Disasters Mean Business

by Mark Friedman 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Founded in 1997, CTEH of North Little Rock got its start dealing with chemical spills from train derailments, but now includes services such as risk assessment, crisis management and training.

With Harvey, Utility Companies More Than Just Light Relief

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Mark Cayce knows firsthand what hurricanes can do to coastal Texas, so the CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp., was glad to have a houseful of guests in south Arkansas when Harvey made its arrival Aug. 25.

Clarifying the Complicated (Matt Troup Feedback)

by Matt Troup 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Matt Troup, CEO of Conway Regional Health System, appreciated - with two exceptions - having an Arkansas Business reporter visit the hospital's recent Immersion Day.

Andrew Meadors to Head Sunstar Insurance in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/6/2017 09:24 am

Andrew "A.B." Meadors, a former owner of the Meadors Adams & Lee insurance agency in Little Rock, has been chosen to head the Arkansas operations of Sunstar Insurance Group of Memphis.

Arkansas Business Presents New Lists of Minority-, Woman-Owned Companies

by Gwen Moritz 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents two lists of 135 minority-owned companies and 98 woman-owned companies who responded to our first-ever survey of companies in those categories.

Conway Regional Offers an Inside Peek Into Its Operation

by Mark Friedman 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Conway Regional Health System CEO Matt Troup has a plan to deal with the increased competition from the Little Rock health system's Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

Simmons Bank Sells P&C Business to Sunstar Insurance Group

by Gwen Moritz 9/1/2017 02:30 pm

Simmons Bank completes the sale of its property and casualty insurance business to Sunstar Insurance Group LLC of Memphis.

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