Insurance & Benefits Archive

Carter to Head Helena Harbor Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/26/2021 12:00 am

Leroy Carter has been elected chairman of the board of the Helena Harbor, a slackwater harbor and 4,000-acre industrial park on the Mississippi River.

Adjoining Industrial Tallies $10.5M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/26/2021 12:00 am

The Col. Glenn Corporate Center I & II, a pair of 61,500-SF flex buildings, in west Little Rock weighed in at $10.5 million.

Arkansas Lawmakers Break Deadlock, Approve Medicaid Budget

by Associated Press 4/20/2021 03:31 pm

The Arkansas House votes to keep the state's Medicaid expansion for another year, breaking a deadlock that left the program's future uncertain.

Medical Schools Fight Health Care Migration

by Marty Cook 4/19/2021 12:00 am

Arkansas faces a high demand for doctors while medical school residencies remain in short supply.

Arkansas Business Seeks Nominations for '20 In Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2021 01:14 pm

Arkansas Business is accepting nominations for its annual "20 In Their 20s" class of young professionals who are making a difference in their companies, organizations and communities.

Housing Trends in Northwest Arkansas Pits Popularity vs. Affordability

by Marty Cook 4/12/2021 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas leaders are concerned that the region's rising economic tide could leave many in the area vainly searching for an affordable home.

The Dream That Just Won't Die (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/12/2021 12:00 am

Despite improvements like family coverage for adult children and guaranteed coverage for pre-existing conditions, our country's patchwork of insurance coverage is still threadbare in spots.

Mark Meadors Joins Sunstar (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/12/2021 12:00 am

Mark Meadors has been added as an employee benefits consultant by Sunstar Insurance in Little Rock.

Recommended MSA Change Upsets Some Arkansas Cities

by Marty Cook 4/5/2021 12:00 am

Four Arkansas cities and their surrounding areas face demotion and possible economic repercussions if a proposed statistical change is adopted by the federal Office of Management & Budget.

What's In The $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package?

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/5/2021 12:00 am

The American Rescue Plan of 2021 seeks to help the United States recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: CFOs Share How Best to Use Data in Decision Making

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2021 10:08 am

Business leaders should make sure they're collecting good information and focusing on key metrics when using data to make decisions, according to some of the state's top chief financial officers.

What Lifting the State Mask Mandate Means for Business Owners (Commentary)

by Attorneys at Friday Eldredge & Clark 3/30/2021 03:50 pm

A quick look at what employers need to know about the lifting the mask mandate and what it means for them — including whether they can still require masks in their workplaces (they can).

Arkansas Business Announces 2021 40 Under 40 Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/29/2021 09:41 am

Arkansas Business announces this year's class of 40 Under 40, a group of rising young professionals who will be honored with an in-person luncheon and an interactive virtual event on June 17 in Little Rock.

Diversity Leader Janet Stovall Joins Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/29/2021 06:00 am

Diversity and inclusion consultant and speaker Janet Stovall will be the luncheon speaker at the Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium on April 29, organizers announced Monday.

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

by Jan Cottingham 3/29/2021 12:00 am

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the value of the biggest deals in Arkansas last year jumped 157%, from $7.9 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, pushed largely by Walmart's sales of stakes in two subsidiaries, Asda Group and Seiyu.

The U.S. Economy… and Changing Occupations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/29/2021 12:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic drove down employment and pushed the U.S. economy into recession a year ago, and now many unemployed Americans are considering changing occupations, according to the Pew Research Center.

Patel, Bartels to See Patients at McFarland Eye (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/29/2021 12:00 am

Dr. Rutvi Patel and Dr. Heather Bartels, ophthalmologists and cataract surgeons, have been hired by McFarland Eye Care in Little Rock.

Video: Top CFOs Tell How to Assemble A Quality Executive Team

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/25/2021 09:41 am

Business leaders should seek intelligent, skilled people with diverse experiences when putting together a quality executive team, some of the state's top chief financial officers tell Arkansas Business.

Website Provides Employers With Resources for COVID-19 Vaccinations

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2021 09:38 am

A partnership involving Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield launches, a site for employers to get information and resources about COVID-19 vaccines in Arkansas.

Nick Saban Is the Next Guest on the Business Forum Webcast

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2021 09:23 am

Nick Saban, head football coach for the University of Alabama, will lead the fourth webcast in a series presented by Arkansas Business.