Insurance & Benefits Archive

Living in the What If: Managing Uncertain Risks (Cynthia Burleson Commentary)

by Cynthia L. Burleson 11/16/2020 12:00 am

The first step in addressing these risks that might happen is to consider that these risks can happen and have happened. Consideration should be given to these uncertain, remotely possible, future risks. Nothing should be off the table.

Insurance Commissioner Alan McClain Calculates Risk With Smart Tech

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2020 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Department Commissioner Alan McClain says the industry is seeing a surge in technological innovation.

Virus Relief Leaves Arkansas Banks Awash in Deposits

by Gwen Moritz 11/9/2020 12:00 am

COVID-19 has taken a toll on bank profitability, but the combination of federal relief money and pandemic-induced financial caution created a temporary glut of deposits.

Arkansas Banks Start to See Forgiveness on PPP Loans

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/9/2020 12:00 am

Bankers get some money back, but federal process should be simpler, they say.

Data-Driven Partnership Takes Leap of Faith

by Marty Cook 11/9/2020 12:00 am

Data Driven Partners works with businesses and nonprofit foundations to gather and formulate their important data into easy-to-read and accessible dashboards.

Barrington Hills Apartments Sold for $11M

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2020 12:00 am

Apartments, hunting ground, office buildings, mobile home parks and big houses dot the landscape in this week's installment of million-dollar real estate transactions.

Rojas Joins Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2020 12:00 am

Dr. Monica Rojas has been hired as medical director-international medicine and cultural education for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith.

Factory Furniture Out in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2020 12:00 am

J.C. Burciaga has returned to northwest Arkansas to buy the former Factory Furniture Outlet Home store just across College Avenue.

Webb Joins Cigna (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/2/2020 12:00 am

John Webb has been hired as market president for Cigna in Arkansas, west Tennessee and Mississippi.

That Time of Year (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/26/2020 12:00 am

Eager to be shed of Obamacare once and for all? Be careful what you wish for.

Report Says Women Face Barriers to Capital, Stifling Business Growth

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/23/2020 11:48 am

Arkansas women entrepreneurs, and especially women of color entrepreneurs, face systemic barriers to accessing capital, according to a report by the Arkansas Asset Funders Network (AAFN).

Attorney General Announces $6.5M in Settlements with Preferred Family Healthcare

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/22/2020 11:28 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Thursday $6.5 million in settlements with Preferred Family Healthcare of Springfield, Missouri, the result of an investigation conducted by her office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Webinar: Amuni Financial, Wilson+Miller Talk Stimulus, Retirement Planning

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2020 08:23 am

In the next Insights webinar from Arkansas Business, John Satterfield of Amuni Financial and Stan Miller of Wilson+Miller will discuss what effect COVID-19 stimulus funding could have on taxes and individual retirement planning

Arkansas Improves Economic Ranking (Greg Kaza Commentary)

by Greg Kaza 10/19/2020 12:00 am

Two decades into the 21st century, it's clear Arkansas' national economic ranking has changed in a fundamental way.

Insurance Company Asks Court for Release from Incarcerated Client

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2020 12:00 am

A medical malpractice insurance company wants a judge to say that it doesn't have to pay for the civil defense of a former Arkansas doctor accused of child molestation.

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2020 12:00 am

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.

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January

by Mark Friedman 10/12/2020 12:00 am

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.

Video: Women Leaders Talk Pay Equity, Career Moves at Women's Leadership Event

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/9/2020 10:26 am

Kristi Crum, Laura Landreaux, Jean Block and Lori Burrows discuss career transitions, pay equity, work-life balance, diversity and more during the Women's Leadership Symposium.

Walmart to Broker Health Insurance Starting Oct. 15

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2020 11:00 am

Walmart will sell insurance plans through Walmart Insurance Services LLC, an insurance brokerage licensed in all 50 states and in Washington D.C.

With Insurance Company Buy, Smith Brings 2 Family Businesses Together

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/6/2020 10:44 am

Smith Family Funeral Homes of North Little Rock acquires American Home Life Insurance Co. of North Little Rock, expanding its central Arkansas family-owned business into life insurance.