Healthcare and Insurance


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

Lockton Continues Leadership Transition

Lockton has announced the appointment of Peter Clune as its next US President and Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Glenn Spencer who was previously named President and CEO of Lockton, Inc.’s global operation. Both appointments are effective May 1, 2017. “Peter… more

KU Cancer Center Seeks Designation Upgrade

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has filed an application to have its designation changed from “cancer center” to “comprehensive cancer center” by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In an interview with Ingram’s, Roy Jensen M.D., Director of the Cancer… more

KU Announces $5.4 Million in Developmental Disabilities Funds

The University of Kansas has announced a $5.4 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The grant, awarded to the Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, will provides support for the… more

Children’s Mercy and Olathe Medical Team Up

Children’s Mercy Hospital and Olathe Medical Center say they will work together on providing enhanced pediatric services for Southwest Johnson County and surrounding areas. The solution is expected to take the form of a new facility at Olathe Medical Park.… more

Mentors Invest Time in the Future of KC Business

It’s a big day for entrepreneurship in Kansas City. As Ivy League Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business winds up its Minority Business Entrepreneurs program here in town and Techweek Kansas City continues spotlighting the local tech community, the Helzberg Entrepreneurial… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more

Missouri Nursing Board Invests in the Future

Several colleges and universities in Missouri will receive nearly $1 million in grants for expanding their nursing education programs. The grants are funded the Missouri Board of Nursing and in partnership with the state’s Department of Higher Education The funds… more