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  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:35 AM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Tuesday that it will narrow its choices for individual Affordable Care Act plans in Iowa and will eliminate ACA individual plans in South Dakota altogether in 2017.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:09 AM
    Only 5 percent of Iowans did not have health insurance coverage last year, according to new government data, a marked improvement from the period before implementation of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:04 PM
    An Indiana university professor and insurance expert has filed a lawsuit against Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart and the Iowa Insurance Division, seeking access to financial records of Iowa insurance companies that are using "shadow insurance" financial practices he claims mask potential risks to policyholders.

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016 1:38 PM
    Fuel sales and gains in customer purchases of pizzas and other prepared food and fountain items led Casey's General Stores Inc. to what the company said was a record first fiscal quarter.

  • Friday, September 02, 2016 11:11 AM
    A student research team for an endowed investment fund at the Tippie College of Business has revised its outlook for U.S. economic growth downward, but expects stability in consumer confidence and unemployment in the next six months. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Thursday, September 01, 2016 3:27 PM
    Lee Enterprises Inc., the Davenport-based media company that has been slashing away at debt in recent years, led the August gainers among stocks tracked by the Business Record, closing the month at $2.79 per share, a nearly 52 percent increase.

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:11 AM
    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has developed a new tool to help consumers in finding lost or forgotten life insurance policies. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, August 29, 2016 3:22 PM
    Iowa's dominant health insurer is taking a hit this year on earnings for its health plans in Iowa, despite double-digit premium increases on individual health plans approved last year by state regulators.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, August 29, 2016 3:19 PM
    Tens of thousands of Iowa policyholders who purchase their own health insurance policies will see steep increases in their premiums for 2017.

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:20 AM
    Two of the three private companies managing Iowa's Medicaid program say they've lost tens of millions of dollars so far, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 3:30 PM
    More than 66 percent of U.S. insurance companies intend to increase staff during the next 12 months, according to a new midyear labor study, the Insurance Journal reported.

  • Friday, August 19, 2016 11:17 AM
    The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index rose for August but was growth-neutral for the 12th consecutive month.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, August 19, 2016 11:03 AM
    Deere & Co. reported decreased sales and net income for the third quarter, driven by continued weakness in global markets for farm and construction equipment.


  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:37 PM
    Farmers Insurance announced that it has introduced its new rideshare insurance coverage in Iowa, effective today.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 3:21 PM
    Ron Hallenbeck, president of EMC Reinsurance Co. for nearly 22 years and an EMC employee for more than 42 years, will retire on Aug. 19, EMC Insurance Cos. announced.

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