Tagged: arkansas blue cross & blue shield

Baptist Health Forms Insurance Company

by Mark Friedman 1/26/2016 4:24 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock has created an insurance company to handle its general business insurance. Diamond Risk Insurance LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Baptist Health, is Arkansas' first special purpose captive insurance company, according to the Arkansas Insurance Department.

QualChoice Medicare Product Adds 1,000 New Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2016 1:58 pm

QualChoice said Tuesday that its QualChoice Advantage product added more than 1,000 new members during the Medicare annual enrollment period for 2016.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2016: George K. Mitchell

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

George K. Mitchell knew in his youth that by becoming a doctor he could improve people’s lives. But it was by leaving the practice of medicine and joining Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield that he touched the lives of perhaps all Arkansans and brought about improvements to the health care system nationwide.

What to Seek in an Accelerator (Spencer Jones Commentary)

by Spencer Jones 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Accelerators are one of the best ways to launch a company or simply boost its growth, but all accelerators are not created equal.

Arkansas Health Care Heavyweights Join to Share Services

by Mark Friedman 1/11/2016 12:00 am

A partnership formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas expects to save its members millions of dollars, but the details on how it plans to do that haven’t been released.

Joey Parker Named New Agent at Insurance Advantage; ABCBS Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Joey Parker has joined Insurance Advantage in Jacksonville as an authorized life and health insurance agent. He was previously an assistant vice president and branch manager for Bank of the Ozarks.

Willing To Be Persuaded (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The recent news that four hospital systems and the state’s dominant health insurance company have formed a “shared services organization” was greeted triumphantly — by the organizations involved.

The Problem With Percentages (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/31/2015 12:00 am

Big numbers made for a technically accurate but deeply misleading story in The New York Times. But even knowing the approved changes isn’t very helpful.

Insurance Hikes Through State Marketplace Top Out at 7 Percent

by Gwen Moritz 8/25/2015 2:14 pm

Health insurance plans sold to Arkansans through the health insurance marketplace will increase in cost by no more than 7.15 percent next year, according to the Arkansas Insurance Department.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Awards Grant to UAPB

by Alexis Hosticka 8/25/2015 1:13 pm

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Tuesday announced a grant of $250,000 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Department of Nursing to fund the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Endowed Nursing Professorship in Rural Health.

‘Private Option’ Benefits List of Largest Health Insurers

by Gwen Moritz 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The effect of the “private option” — Arkansas’ use of federal Medicaid expansion funding to buy private health insurance for the working poor — is written all over this year’s list of the state’s largest health insurance companies.

Affordable Care Act Pushes Up Revenue for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

by Mark Friedman 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield’s remarkable 42.6 percent surge in revenue in 2014 over the previous year is mainly a result of the Affordable Care Act.

High-Dollar Drugs Part of the Package for Blue Cross Blue Shield

by Mark Friedman 5/25/2015 12:00 am

While the politics of insurance has garnered the most ink, Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield has also been busy trying to manage the high costs of specialty prescription drugs.

Max Greenwood Moves to Media Relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield

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

Max Greenwood has been named director of governmental and media relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. Greenwood assumes responsibility for state and federal government relations and serves as the Arkansas Blue Cross spokesperson and media contact.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Names Max Greenwood Director of Governmental, Media Relations

by Mark Friedman 1/30/2015 11:46 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield named on Friday Max Greenwood its director of governmental and media relations.

Best Quotes of 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/30/2014 11:15 am

They said it: The best quotes of the year.

‘Live Fearless’ (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/15/2014 12:00 am

But unless we replace the ACA with a brilliant idea that its opponents have thus far kept shrouded in secrecy, getting rid of Obamacare will mean one thing: Millions of Americans — including 200,000 of our neighbors here in Arkansas — will go back to being uninsured, a lifestyle that I wouldn’t tolerate for myself and my family for a single day.

Federal Health Fraud Case Against Barrows Postponed to February

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you’ve wondered what’s happening in the case of the Little Rock husband-and-wife physician team who were charged with health insurance fraud in excess of $1.2 million, well, here’s your answer: Their trial has been postponed.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Takes Health to Heart

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Blue Cross has grown to become one of the largest companies in Arkansas with more than 2,500 employees. As a benefits provider, it would only make sense that those employees working hard to keep Arkansas families healthy would also receive top-tier coverage and benefits of their own.

Wehco Media Drops Insurance Bombshell

by 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Wehco Media dropped a bombshell on its employees two weeks ago: Effective Sept. 1, one week after the announcement, they had a choice of having their annual health insurance deductible triple to $3,000 or paying 100 percent of the cost of keeping a policy with a $1,000 deductible.