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  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, September 03, 2015 10:43 AM
    Eight Iowa health systems participating in a shared savings model of care with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield collectively saved more than $17 million in health costs in 2014, Wellmark announced this morning. 

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2015 2:45 PM
    The Internal Revenue Service has added a requirement that employer-sponsored health plan benefits must include substantial coverage of inpatient hospital and physician services for the plan to count as providing minimum value, the Journal of Accountancy reported. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:36 PM
    The first day of September sure felt a lot like August on Wall Street. 

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:34 PM
    U.S. stocks plummeted Tuesday as continued signs of weakness in China and concerns about the Federal Reserve weighed heavily on investor sentiment, CNBC reported. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, August 28, 2015 3:23 PM
    Nevada's nonprofit, member-owned health insurer will go out of business at the end of the year, sharing the same fate as the failed Iowa-based CoOportunity Health, which went out of business early this year, LifeHealthPro reported. 

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 10:59 AM
    EMC Insurance Group Inc. on Thursday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per share of common stock.  

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:52 AM
    Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart has approved health insurance increases requested by three Iowa carriers, including the state's largest health insurer, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, The Des Moines Register reported. 

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 4:04 PM
    A Kansas man who used his Iowa insurance producer license to sell policies to Kansas residents and then passed them off to the insurers as Iowa residents to fraudulently collect commissions has been sentenced to a year in federal prison. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, August 24, 2015 3:55 PM
    After opening the day down 1000 points on China fears, the Dow staged a comeback throughout the day, before ultimately finishing down 588 points, or 3.58 percent.

     

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, August 24, 2015 11:06 AM
    Wall Street pared some losses today after the Dow Jones industrial average lost more than a 1,000 points in volatile trading following a steep drop in Chinese shares and a selloff in oil and other commodities, Reuters reported. 

  • Monday, August 24, 2015 10:51 AM
    Homeowners with poor credit pay twice as much for homeowner's insurance as people with excellent credit in 38 states, according to a new study by the insurance comparison shopping website insuranceQuotes.com.  

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:44 AM
    The Principal Financial Group's board of directors has chosen Dan Houston as president and CEO as part of a succession plan that will have Larry Zimpleman continuing to serve as executive chairman of the board. 

  • Monday, August 17, 2015 3:42 PM
    Iowa workers' compensation premiums would increase an average of 2.2 percent in 2016 under a proposed increase filed last week with the Iowa Insurance Division. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, August 14, 2015 3:48 PM
    Installations of solar panels are expected to soar by a third this year, the price of solar power is now cheap enough to compete neck and neck with gas and coal-fired power in places like California, and the fledgling industry received a vote of confidence last week when U.S. President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking plan to curb power plant emissions, Reuters reported. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:29 AM
    The Sumitomo Life Insurance Company of Japan said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Symetra Financial Corp., an American provider of insurance and financial products, for about $3.8 billion, The New York Times reported. 


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