Insurance & Benefits Archive

Recommended Reading (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/18/2019 12:00 am

No matter what marketing strategy your company is using, personal recommendations still matter.

How to Grow Your Tax Dollars (Rodney Showmar Commentary)

by Rodney Showmar 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Twenty-five other states specifically allow public funds to be deposited in NCUA-insured credit unions — unlike Arkansas, which limits access to public funds to banks only.

Cindy Harper Moves Up at Community First Trust (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2019 12:00 am

Cindy Harper has been promoted to senior vice president of trust administration at Community First Trust in Hot Springs.

Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent

by Jan Cottingham 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.

In Buyers' Market, Little Rock Office Towers Look to Sell

by George Waldon 2/11/2019 12:00 am

With several big pieces of the downtown Little Rock skyline in play, it's a tower buyer's market. Amid a stagnant office market, for-sale signs are competing with space for rent. Leading the way is the 24-story Bank of America Plaza.

Central Arkansas Lags U.S. in Slow-Growing Economy

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Job growth in central Arkansas has lagged behind that for the nation as a whole since 2010-11, though it's starting to catch up.

Friday Eldredge & Clark Names New Partners (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Angela Artherton, Katie Watson Bingham and Tyler Bone have been elected as partners at Friday Eldredge & Clark.

Those Devilish Details (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/4/2019 12:00 am

A new Congress and the now undeniable commencement of the 2020 presidential election campaign season mean that the most personal political topic is inching its way back into the news: health care.

Some Ethics Amendment (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/4/2019 12:00 am

An ethics amendment crafted by a corrupt legislator, Woods, that doesn't require a legislator to disclose that he has a financial relationship with people who have business before that committee is flawed indeed.

Health Industry Sees Biggest Cost Caused by Data Breaches

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The cost of data breaches worldwide varies by industry. Sectors that are highly regulated, such as health care and financial services, have a per capita data breach cost much higher than the average.

Spoofing Scams on the Rise, Costing Arkansas Companies Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Business email compromise (BEC), a type of fraud that uses fake employee emails, on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

Lindsey Road Project Sells for $10.8M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Affiliates of Eliken Property Management of New York purchased the 557,950-SF industrial project in east Little Rock.

Stephens Insurance Names Miles Stephens CEO

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 03:21 pm

Miles Stephens has been named president and CEO of Stephens Insurance, effective June 3.

Jonesboro's Medic One to Pick Up St. Louis Ambulance Service

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Medic One LLC of Jonesboro is in the process of buying Gateway Ambulance in St. Louis, which would double Medic One's size

Malpractice Case Grinds Out Settlement to Kennedy Coffee Founder

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Tom Kennedy's malpractice case against Travis Story and the Story Law Firm in Fayetteville has produced a settlement to be paid to Kennedy's bankruptcy estate.

Libby Bier of Ozark Guidance on Dealing with Gambling Addiction

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/28/2019 12:00 am

Libby Bier is the director of substance abuse and recovery services at Ozark Guidance, a community behavioral health agency serving eight counties of northwest Arkansas.

Integrity CEO Gary Childers: Farmers & Merchants Came Calling

by Gwen Moritz 1/21/2019 12:00 am

Integrity First Bank of Mountain Home was not actively seeking a buyer when the CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bankshares in Stuttgart rang.

On the Opioid Beat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/21/2019 12:00 am

It turns out that more careful prescribing guidelines don't fix pre-existing dependency, and illegal replacements are even more deadly.

Transamerica Project Attracts $9.2M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 1/21/2019 12:00 am

A limited liability company led by Larry Crain Jr. purchased the 1400 Centerview Drive project and an adjoining 8.57-acre tract from Transamerica Life Insurance Co. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Multiple Ways to Keep Arkansas Works Insurance (Ray Hanley Commentary)

by Ray Hanley 1/21/2019 12:00 am

One aspect of the Medicaid expansion/Arkansas Works debate that gets little attention is the efforts to help eligible Arkansans keep their health insurance.