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Catholic Health Initiatives Announces Deal to Buy QualChoice Holdings

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/2/2014 03:12 pm

Catholic Health Initiatives says its subsidiary, Collab Health, has entered a stock-purchase agreement to buy QualChoice Holdings Inc. of Little Rock.

‘Any Willing Provider' Bill Returns, This Time Without Wilson Off to Races

by Mark Friedman 3/31/2014 12:00 am

A bill that has occupied lawyers for a full decade might have been a mere blip in the state's long legislative history had Nick Wilson, the powerful and ultimately disgraced state senator from Pocahontas, not been so eager to get to the horse races on one particular day in February 1995.

Arkansas Health Care Exchange Enrollment Falling Below Target

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/28/2014 10:16 am

Signups for insurance under the federal health care law are far below the state's targets, with more than 33,500 people enrolled in the marketplace as the deadline nears.

Catholic Health Initiatives in Talks to Buy QualChoice

by Mark Friedman 1/7/2014 12:17 pm

Catholic Health Initiatives of Denver, the parent company of St. Vincent Health System of Little Rock, is in talks to buy some or all of QualChoice of Little Rock.

New Federal Charges Filed Against Steve Standridge

by Gwen Moritz 12/23/2013 12:00 am

Steve Standridge, who already faces 12 federal felony charges related to alleged bank fraud in the Eastern District of Arkansas, has pleaded not guilty to 23 additional federal felony counts.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Insurance Exchange Funds

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/20/2013 04:38 pm

Arkansas lawmakers on Friday narrowly approved a $10.6 million grant to continue operating the insurance marketplace under the federal health overhaul, despite objections from some legislators over the law's rocky start.

Arkansas Tries to Find Balance on Health Law (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/6/2013 09:34 am

If anyone was unsure just how difficult of a balance Arkansas faces in trying to implement the federal health care overhaul, the rollout over the past week made it clear. After two elections and two legislative sessions that have been overshadowed by the 2010 law, the state is facing an identity crisis on how to move forward with it.

Video: An Interview with Jay Bradford & Looking Ahead to the Debt Ceiling on 'Arkansas Week'

by Lance Turner 10/5/2013 09:17 am

On this week's "Arkansas Week," state Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford talks to Steve Barnes about Obamacare, Week One. Plus, the Arkansas Times' David Ramsey, independent journalist Rick Fahr and Lance Turner talk about the week that was. Includes video.

Dozens Attend Sign-Up Event on 1st Day of Arkansas Health Insurance Exchange

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/1/2013 03:07 pm

Arkansas officials on Tuesday called the launch of the state's online marketplace for insurance under the federal health care law historic for the thousands of uninsured residents expected to sign up, though problems with the federal website delayed online enrollment for some.

What Concerns Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford About Obamacare

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/30/2013 12:00 am

Jay Bradford has more than four decades of experience in the insurance industry, including 30 years as founder, chairman and former shareholder of First Arkansas Insurance Group of Pine Bluff, a statewide network of independent property and casualty agencies. He also served in the Arkansas Legislature for 24 years, where he was chosen both speaker pro tempore of the House and president pro tempore of the Senate. Bradford also served as chairman of the Public Health, Welfare & Labor Committee in both bodies.

State Auto Insurance Group Fined in Standridge Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2013 12:00 am

An insurance carrier that did business with disgraced insurance agent Steve Standridge of Mount Ida was recently fined $45,000 by state regulators.

Cosmopolitan Life Still Owed Over $55K in Partners Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2013 12:00 am

Ever since state Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford became the receiver for Cosmopolitan Life Insurance Co. in 2009, he's been trying to recoup some of the thousands of dollars the Little Rock company lost as it spiraled into insolvency.

Arkansas Insurance Department Pulls License of Van Buren Title Insurance Agent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/29/2012 12:00 am

The Arkansas Insurance Department recently yanked the licenses of a Van Buren title insurance agent and his agency over a number of faulty practices at his office.

The Poor Are Different From You and I (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/17/2012 12:00 am

Like it or not, health care reform isn't going away. Arkansas should make the most of it.

Planning for the Federally-facilitated Health Benefits Exchange Partnership in Arkansas

by Jay Bradford 9/10/2012 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford describes the planning that businesses will need to pay attention to in instilling the Federally-facilitated model.