Healthcare and Insurance


Earthquake Raises Insurance Questions

The earthquake that shook the Midwest on Saturday morning also jogged people’s minds about the subject of earthquake insurance. For policyholders unsure of their options, state insurance departments are excellent sources of information on the subject. Ken Selzer, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance,… more

Access Ability

If you look around, you can see the face of health-care delivery in the Kansas City region changing right before your eyes. It might be with a Mosaic Life Care’s gleaming medical offices and lifestyle-wellness centers in the Northland, or… more

Local firm gets OK for pet medication

Aratana Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: PETX), a Leawood, Kan.-based pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative biopharmaceutical products for companion animals, this week announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved… more

Kansas taps HPE, Cerner for new Medicaid system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise last week announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment had selected HPE to upgrade the state’s Medicaid Management Information System. As part of the $215 million contract, HPE will establish the Kansas Modular Medicaid System… more

BCBS KC ID Card Provider Hacked

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City members will be getting a letter offering them free online identity protection after the company’s ID card provider revealed it was the victim of a computer hacker. Albany, N.Y.-based Newkirk Products on… more

Cerner 2Q Results Show Continued Growth

Kansas City, Mo.-based health-care information services giant Cerner on Tuesday announced results for the second quarter that ended July 2. Bookings in the quarter were $1.4 billion, an increase of 9 percent compared to $1.29 billion in the second quarter… more

Goodbye, Kemper; Hello Mosaic Arena

St. Joseph-based Mosaic Life Care announced this morning that it had reached an agreement with the Foutch Brothers development firm to secure naming rights to Kemper Arena, which would be renamed Moaic Arena. In a news release, Mosaic said that… more

University of Kansas Hospital to Break Ground on New Facility in Overland Park

     The University of Kansas Hospital will break ground on a new $100 million facility in Overland Park on Wednesday afternoon, one that will add operating rooms and inpatient rooms, imaging operations and patient amenities.      The expansion of the… more

Cerner tags new ‘Innovations Campus’

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, on Monday revealed design elements and the new identity for its I-435 and Bannister Road development. The campus will be called Innovations – a testament to the company’s work and vision.“This project… more

KC Life names new auditor

Kansas City Life Insurance Company has announced that it has engaged BKD, LLP as its independent auditor for 2016. BKD will replace the Company's previous independent auditors, KPMG LLP.The selection of BKD as the company's new independent auditors was made… more