Healthcare and Insurance


KC Area Leads Kansas Job Growth

Kansas counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area led the rest of the state in job growth over the past year, according to the recently released Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) 2019 Kansas Economic Report. Total employment in the area,… more

Industry ‘Disruptors’ Becoming the Norm

A regular occurrence we are seeing in business nowadays is a bevy of firms proving that a "business as usual" approach to running industries won't fly anymore. It's becoming commonplace for firms' businesses to be based on finding where a… more

Is the U.S. Health-Care System Fixable With the ICHRA?

Den Bishop was talking about the state of the health-care system in the United States, and most of what he had to say was a downer. The president of Holmes Murphy & Associates, speaking in Kansas City this week, said… more

Kelly, Parson Sign Border War Agreement

Businesses expecting special tax incentives to make a move from South Kansas City to Overland Park, or from Lee's Summit to Lenexa, are out of luck. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson just signed an agreement between… more

Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Cerner Teams With Developer to Offer Seniors Housing Care

Cerner Corp. is partnering with commercial real estate developer LifeCenters Communities, to offer health and wellness clinics within independent and assisted-living facilities. Called VIA Centers, these facilities will have primary care physicians, dieticians, chiropractors, fitness and health coaches, as well… more

Insurance/Benefits Broker Truss Sold to Hub International

Chicago-based Hub International Limited announced this morning that it had acquired Truss, one of the Kansas City region's largest private insurance brokerages. ¬†Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. [caption id="attachment_22482" align="alignleft" width="140"] Paul Cohen[/caption] Truss, formerly known as Cretcher… more

Flooded Missouri Small Businesses Eligible for Fed Funds

The damaging floods in the region seem never ending this year, and property owners have certainly felt the pain.¬† For some small-business owners in the Kansas City, Mo., region, though, some of that might be abated. Non-farm and non-agricultural small… more

Building a Recession-Proof Business … Just In Case

[caption id="attachment_22223" align="alignleft" width="480"] From left: HealthJoy's Dorfman, Swell Spark's Baysinger, PayIT's Gordon and Andy Rieger.[/caption] Legitimate tariff-strife aside, by most economic measures, the economy doesn't look like it's going to face a major recession the likes of 2008 any… more

VIDEO: Sean Miller: K.C. Employee Retention Improving

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPu9j-mjbzU&feature=youtu.be[/embed] There's a lot of talk about the difficulty Kansas City area employers' ability to retain workers, but the situation has constantly improved over the years, says Sean Miller, chief executive officer of insurance firm Robert E. Miller Group. More… more