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Stephen McDill joins Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi

Stephen McDill has joined Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi as a customer service representative for the Federal Employee Plan. McDill is a former award-winning staff writer and photographer for the Mississippi Business Journal and had previously worked for WLBT TV-3 and Clear Channel Communications in Jackson. McDill is a 2008 honors graduate of […] [...]

ALAN TURNER — Has your company considered dropping employee health benefits?

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi, Obamacare

In recent weeks, we’ve talked with a number of policy experts, health care providers and financial professionals about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Mississippi businesses. There appears to be a solid consensus among these sources that the cost of providing employee health care benefits is going to increase — some think it […] [...]

Commitment to a ‘Noble Profession’ — Raymond James’ Tash Elwyn has always had his eye on the target

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi

One might say that Tash Elwyn, president of the Private Client Group at Raymond James & Associates, was born of parents with a clear literary inclination. “I was named after Tashtego, one of the harponers in the American classic novel Moby Dick,” he told us in a recent meeting. If the harpooneer’s primary mission is […] [...]

HHS: Only 148 Mississippians have signed up for coverage through website

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 148 Mississippi residents have selected coverage though a federally run health insurance website that launched Oct. 1. Coverage is scheduled to begin Jan. 1 as part of the health overhaul President Barack Obama signed into law. The federal agency released enrollment numbers yesterday, […] [...]

Chaney reports low participation in health exchange

JACKSON — Fewer than 150 Mississippi residents have signed up for coverage through a federally run health insurance website, the state insurance commissioner said yesterday. Mike Chaney told The Associated Press that enrollment has been slow in Mississippi, as in other states, because of problems with the website that opened Oct. 1 — www.healthcare.gov . […] [...]

CARTOON — Ricky Nobile examines the relationship between Phil Bryant and Mike Chaney

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, insurance, Mississippi, National Guard

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How important are benefits … to the employee and employer?

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi

Employers still rely on an attractive benefits packages to help them fill vacancies but a new generation of employees and the recent economic downturn have changed the way benefits are looked at these days. “Good benefits and insurance continue to be a big draw when it comes to attracting employees,” said Cindy Webb, director of […] [...]

Managed care saving Medicaid money

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, insurance, Mississippi

» Executive director says enrolling recipients has saved the state about $40 million By BOBBY HARRISON   Medicaid executive director David Dzielak says enrolling Mississippi Medicaid recipients in managed care has saved the state about $40 million. To increase those annual savings, Dzielak said recently the Legislature will have to remove the restrictions on the managed […] [...]

Blue Cross going to court to block Bryant’s order

JACKSON — Mississippi’s largest health insurer is going to court with its fight against Gov. Phil Bryant and 10 Health Management Associates hospitals. U.S. District Judge District Judge Henry Wingate is scheduled to hold a hearing today on Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi’s lawsuit. The insurer wants to block Bryant’s executive order that […] [...]

Pam Gregory named senior vice president at Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance

by Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, insurance, Mississippi, Ole Miss

Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance has named Pam Gregory as senior vice president. With more than 30 years of insurance and employee benefits consulting experience, Gregory has been with Bottrell since 2002. She is an employee benefits insurance consultant with clients throughout the Southeast and is a leading producer of the agency. She has received numerous […] [...]

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