Healthcare and Insurance


KU Health System Adding Topeka’s St. Francis

The University of Kansas Health System announced this morning that it would form a joint venture with Ardent Health Services to purchase Topeka's St. Francis Health Center from teh Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, The deal will allow the 378-bed… more

40 Under Forty: The Class of 2017

On the Threshold of a Milestone 40 Under Forty Proves Its Durability With a 19th Class Next year at this time, 40 Under Forty will turn 20, and by that time, Ingram’s will have identified 800 of the Kansas City… more

2017 Healthcare and Insurance Industry Outlook

Stability Proves Elusive in Healthcare Arena Ten days after the U.S. House of Representatives scrapped its first Trump-era attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, a score of health-care and insurance professionals gathered at the Kansas City offices of CBIZ for… more

The Need for More Primary Healthcare

It’s a generally accepted principle of health-care bean-counting that the best way to control the costs of care is to prevent disease or illness, or failing that, catch them at their earliest stages. And that the most efficient tool for… more

Winning the Healthcare Cost Battle at the Margins

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, 20 percent of mem-bers drive 82 percent of medical and prescription healthcare costs. Lowering healthcare costs is a priority for employers and our nation. Putting focus on the small percentage of the population that drives… more

With U.S. Driving, Global Economy Ticks Up

Politics continued to drive much of the news in March. On March 16, the Trump administration released an overview of their "skinny budget", which forecast large reductions for specific departments while planning increases for defense spending. Furthermore, Republican leaders introduced… more

Heroes in Healthcare 2017

Where the Extraordinary Is an Everyday Occurrence It helps to attach evidence of life-saving deeds to the use of the word “hero,” and without dispute, those engaged in the practice of health-care delivery are, in fact, saving lives every day.… more

Foundation Ranks States by Healthiness Score

United Health Foundation a not-for-profit, private foundation established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) for the purpose of improving health and healthcare, has released the results of its 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The fifty states are ranked based on… more

What’s Next for the Affordable Care Act?

Kansas City’s Lockton Benefit Group is offering some perspective on the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in light of Donald Trump’s win in the U.S. presidential election: “President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on the message that if elected, he… more

Employers Don’t Expect Revenue to Keep Pace with Medical Benefits Costs

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.— a risk management and benefits solutions firm—has released the results of its 2016 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey of more than 3,000 U.S.-based employers, with findings on benefits strategy and trends. Here are some of… more