Tagged: arkansas blue cross & blue shield

CARTI Losses Bring Worry, Advice for Financial Cure Inside New Center

by Mark Friedman 11/21/2016 12:00 am

CARTI already was experiencing operating losses before it opened its $88 million cancer center in west Little Rock last November. Since then, operating losses have widened to $20.5 million over the last three fiscal years and a financial benchmark for its $49 million bond wasn't reached.

Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas Remain in Talks

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas, which was formed by some of the biggest health care organizations in Arkansas last October, continues its discussions on the best ways to reduce health care costs.

Arkansas Sidesteps Some Obamacare Problems with Unique Mix

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act has been a mixture of good and bad news for Arkansas, but the state’s unique approach to expanding Medicaid has resulted in a different experience from that making national headlines.

Address Design Flaws of Affordable Care Act, Participants Say

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The insurance industry is in the business of managing risk, but under the ACA, everyone pays the same amount for the same health insurance plan, regardless of what the health status of a person is.

Voluntary Plans Add Challenges, Opportunities for USAble Life's Jim Casey

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Jim Casey is the president and CEO of USAble Life and its holding company, Life & Specialty Ventures LLC of Little Rock. t has more than 500 employees and provides ancillary insurance, including life, disability and dental coverage.

Devin Shirley Advances at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Devin Shirley has been promoted to director of information security at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. He joined in January 2016 as manager for the business solutions center.

Arkansas Hospitals Face Lawsuits After Refusing Insurance

by Mark Friedman 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Complaints in Arkansas are challenging the growing and controversial practice of hospitals refusing to accept the health insurance of patients who have been injured by the actions of others.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Fosters Family Culture Focused on Philanthropy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2016 2:00 pm

At Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, most employees spend more waking hours through the week at work than they do with their families; therefore, employees tend to form bonds in the office. By their doing so, the overall company culture has become that of a family.

Pair Promoted at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Dan Petroff and Rhonda Carroll were recently promoted to manager of customer service applications and manager of BlueCard and regular business claims at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Offers New Dental Plans

by Cimber Winfrey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The dental plans, aimed at lowering costs for Arkansas-based employers, will add to the existing DentalBlue dental insurance plans by offering companies a wider range of options when choosing between broad network access and network savings.

Wanda King, Debbie Gunter Promoted at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Wanda King and Debbie Gunter have been promoted to federal employee program operations manager and director of performance management and special investigations at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

Amy Baker Moves to Management at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Amy Baker has been promoted to manager of financial systems at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O’Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn’t properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders.

Connie Meeks Promoted at Blue Cross Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Connie Meeks has been promoted to vice president and chief medical officer for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

David Jacobson Joins Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

David Jacobson has been hired as vice president of Medicaid business development and strategy at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

Paczewitz, James Step Up at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Eric Paczewitz has been named vice president of corporate marketing at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Marcus James has been named vice president of claims.

St. Bernards Adds Two in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Dr. Michelle Schofield has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro as a psychiatrist. Dr. Melissa Yawn has joined St. Bernards First Care Clinics and is seeing patients at the new First Care-Hilltop facility.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

An insurance resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Amanda Haralson Moves Up at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2016 12:00 am

Amanda Haralson has been promoted to manager of strategic services and project management for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.

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

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Carl Carter and Erin Maxwell have been named to new positions at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock.