Insurance & Benefits


Delay Tactics Highlight Trend in Denied Claims

Delay Tactics Highlight Trend in Denied Claims
2 weeks ago

Five years after being injured in a car accident, Dr. Paul Wills is still waiting to be paid his insurance claim, joining thousands of others using the courts to battle what plaintiffs say are unfair delay tactics by insurance companies.


Tragedy And Gratitude (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Tragedy And Gratitude (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Let another pesky woman editor encourage you to embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving this year as never before, even as we must limit the traditional togetherness — a small sacrifice by historic standards. read more >

Dollar General Duo Dealt for $2.9M

Dollar General Duo Dealt for $2.9M

Whispers

A double dose of dollar store deals in Pulaski and Saline counties and acreage acquisitions in north Pulaski County form this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions. read more >

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up

US Uninsured Rate Inches Up

Health Care

After dropping dramatically with passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of uninsured nonelderly Americans began to rise starting in 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation said in a report earlier this month. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

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The unemployment rate in Arkansas moved up slightly in August, to 7.4%, as it did in six of the state's eight metro areas. Only Fort Smith and Texarkana posted declines between July and August. read more >

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January

Health CareLegal

The Arkansas State Medical Board is keeping a close eye on the pending federal criminal case of a doctor charged in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving prescription drugs. read more >

Magnolia Regional Sheds City Ownership

Magnolia Regional Sheds City Ownership

Health Care

Shifting from city to nonprofit ownership could mean a million dollars a year to Magnolia Regional Medical Center, but patients and doctors may see no outward difference. read more >

Hospitals Remain Besieged by COVID-19

Hospitals Remain Besieged by COVID-19

Health CareCover Story

Arkansas hospitals are still losing millions of dollars to the COVID-19 pandemic, and executives say they can't count on a second injection of federal stimulus money. read more >