Insurance & Benefits Archive

Baptist Health Reports $20.9M Operating Loss

by Mark Friedman 8/5/2019 12:00 am

Baptist Health of Little Rock reported an operating loss of $20.9 million for 2018, marking the third straight year of operating losses for the state's largest hospital system.

Ted Suhl Is Still A Felon (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/5/2019 12:00 am

What's the matter with me? President Trump commuted the sentence of a man who used religion and bribes for personal gain, and my outrage meter barely registered.

Health Insurers Experience July Heatwave

by Associated Press 8/1/2019 01:01 pm

UnitedHealth Group, Anthem and several others outpaced the broader market in what has been an otherwise choppy year for the sector.

Recent Real Estate Deals Total $1.9M

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2019 12:42 pm

K.C. Cagle Insurance Agency Inc. of Little Rock, led by Karen Cagle, bought the 3,636-SF office at 21620 Highway 10 on the western edge of Little Rock for $539,000.

Insurers Seek Average 2% Rate Increase for Arkansas Exchange

by Associated Press 7/29/2019 04:15 pm

Arkansas officials say the four companies providing coverage through the state's insurance exchange under the federal health care overhaul law are seeking an average rate increase of about 2% for next year.

Judge Blocks New Hampshire Medicaid Work Requirements

by Associated Press 7/29/2019 03:51 pm

A federal judge has blocked Medicaid work requirements in New Hampshire, ruling for a third time that the Trump administration hasn't adequately addressed the potential loss of health coverage.

IIAA Honors Lynn Zeno, Liberty Mutual/Safeco (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/29/2019 12:00 am

Lynn Zeno of Little Rock was awarded the Allan Kennedy Memorial Award by the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas. Liberty Mutual/Safeco was selected as the Company of the Year.

Official: $10.8M in Disaster Loans Made in Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/22/2019 07:06 am

The U.S. Small Business Administration says $10.8 million in disaster assistance loans have been made in Arkansas.

Maumelle Warehouse Sold for $20.7M

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2019 12:00 am

A 484,932-SF distribution facility in Maumelle, a 54-room motel in North Little Rock, 80 acres in Benton, a 3,889-SF home in Little Rock, a 2,952-SF eatery in southwest Little Rock and a 19-unit apartment complex in Conway combine for this week's six-pack of million-dollar real estate transactions in central Arkansas.

ADEM Chief A.J. Gary Runs Risk Factors for Safest Scenarios

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2019 12:00 am

A.J. Gary, the director of the state's emergency management, says businesses need to have plans and to make sure employees know them.

Hooten's Hears a Hog, Hits Publishing Paydirt

by Kyle Massey 7/15/2019 12:00 am

As publisher of Hooten's Arkansas Football, the preseason bible for the state's high school and college fans, Chad Hooten sees the Hogs as his bread and butter, or at least the ham in his sandwich.

Michael Hoggard Moves Up at Citizens Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2019 12:00 am

Michael Hoggard has been promoted to vice president-controller and information security officer of Citizens Bank in Batesville. Sandy Starnes has also been promoted, to director of marketing.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019's 'Best Places to Work'

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2019 10:47 am

Arkansas Business will honor more than 40 companies designated among this year's "Best Places to Work" during an awards luncheon in September.

Gray Dillard, Kathy Ryan Named EVPs at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2019 11:13 am

Gray Dillard has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the health insurer announced Monday.

UCA Designated Global Center of Insurance Excellence

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2019 11:08 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has been designated a Global Center of Insurance Excellence by the International Insurance Society.

Fiser Named Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2019 12:00 am

Dr. William Fiser Jr. has been hired as medical director at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock.

Snyder Takes Chair at UCA College of Business (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2019 12:00 am

Tom Snyder was named chair of the Department of Economics, Finance & Insurance & Risk Management in the College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Collision Victim Says Walmart Exec Hiding Assets

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/1/2019 12:00 am

A Tulsa man who was hit by a car while walking in a Bentonville crosswalk alleged the driver is hiding assets to avoid paying him a $350,000 judgment.

Right Goal, Wrong Path (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/1/2019 12:00 am

We didn't know then — how could we? — that Dr. Ben Burris put then-state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson on a $5,000-a-month retainer to champion Burris' orthodontic agenda. That, needless to say, is not how representative democracy is supposed to work, even if the goal is worthy.

NanoMech Investors Pursue Claims of Self-Dealing, More

by George Waldon 7/1/2019 12:00 am

Accusations of corporate mismanagement against the former CEO of NanoMech, Jim Phillips, have intensified into allegations of self-dealing and securities fraud.