Insurance & Benefits Archive

East Harding Construction Succeeds at Succession Plan

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/11/2019 12:00 am

East Harding Construction has completed a 10-year buyout plan making Van Tilbury the sole owner, and executives are sharing how they went about it.

Brokers, Trust Units Stable; Money Managers Up in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 11/11/2019 12:00 am

A surge in assets under management by registered investment advisory firms in North Little Rock, Fayetteville and Little Rock has shaken up this year's list of money managers in Arkansas.

Jessica Clowser Burkham to Direct Farm Bureau Policy (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2019 12:00 am

Jessica Clowser Burkham has been promoted to director of policy development and legislative research for the Arkansas Farm Bureau.

Hub International Buys Little Rock's Stevens-Dell Insurance

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/4/2019 11:22 am

Hub International Ltd. of Chicago has purchased Stevens-Dell & Associates Insurance of Little Rock, Stevens-Dell's president confirmed on Monday.

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

by George Waldon 11/4/2019 12:00 am

The Delaware bankruptcy of Springdale's NanoMech Inc. has taken a bizarre cloak-and-dagger turn: Former CEO Jim Phillips, under oath in September, cited “national security” when refusing to answer questions about 46 transactions that its top financial officer knew only as the “CIA arrangement.”

Class Action Lawsuit Tests Baptist Billing Tactic

by Mark Friedman 11/4/2019 12:00 am

A Little Rock firefighter recently scored a legal victory against the state's largest hospital system over how it bills patients injured by the actions of others.

Growbrite Finds a Green Niche, Insuring Mounds of Marijuana

by Kyle Massey 11/4/2019 12:00 am

Adam Grimmett's reason for insuring Arkansas' new medicinal marijuana industry is personal. An Afghan war veteran, he wants to help ex-service members.

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

by Marty Cook 11/4/2019 12:00 am

Christians tired of dealing with insurance companies and unwilling to pay fines for opting out of the health insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act found a ready option in health care cost-sharing ministries.

Health Insurance Coverage Declines in 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2019 12:00 am

The number of people in the United States lacking health insurance rose in 2018, the first increase in a decade.

Jackie Smith Covers Lots of Ground for Insurance Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2019 12:00 am

Jackie Smith, the state Insurance Department's consumer protection manager, urges consumers to know what's in their policies.

XNA Survives Lights Out After October Tornado

by Marty Cook 11/4/2019 12:00 am

When a tornado rumbled through Benton County in the early hours of Oct. 21 and knocked out electricity to the airport, things could have gone bad pretty quickly.

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 11/1/2019 12:05 pm

Supportive family members cried in a Hot Springs courtroom Friday morning as Berry R. Bishop, the Hot Springs insurance agent who also had offices in Prescott and Arkadelphia, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for bank fraud totaling more than $4.3 million.

Berry Bishop Faces Pressure from Feds for Prison Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2019 12:00 am

Berry Bishop, the Hot Springs insurance agent who also had offices in Prescott and Arkadelphia, is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Hot Springs on Friday morning.

Dragon Woodland Brings Back Memories of Chicago Mill Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2019 12:00 am

Mayor Kevin Smith of Helena-West Helena says the grand opening of Dragon Woodland on the former Chicago Mill property in April was an emotional moment for him.

Tyson Beef Plant Fire Passes From Big Fear to Just a Glitch

by Marty Cook 10/28/2019 12:00 am

Fears of economic hardship in the beef industry grew when a Tyson Foods Inc. processing plant just outside of Holcomb, Kansas, burst into flames on the evening of Aug. 9.

After Merger, OrthoArkansas Looks to Expand

by Mark Friedman 10/28/2019 12:00 am

OrthoArkansas of Little Rock, which in January merged with Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics, wants to add 10 to 15 physicians in the next three to five years.

Blue Cross Promotes Burks, Dundee (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/28/2019 12:00 am

George Burks has been promoted to lead executive of the group market segment for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. David Dundee has been promoted to lead executive of individual products.

OneDigital Health and Benefits Acquires Fort Smith Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2019 01:25 pm

OneDigital Health and Benefits, a company focused on employee benefits and human resources, has acquired Healthpointe Insurance Services of Fort Smith.

Bank OZK Packs Little Rock With New Deposits

by Gwen Moritz 10/21/2019 12:00 am

Bank deposits in Arkansas grew by 6.5% in the 12-month period that ended June 30, outpacing the national growth rate of 4.2% and topping $70 billion for the first time, according to data released in September by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Arkansas Banks Navigate Marijuana Road

by Marty Cook 10/21/2019 12:00 am

Regulatory requirements, legal uncertainties blunt lending opportunities to the state's medical marijuana industry.