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MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS SHOWCASE — Can a business be big and yet maintain the “personal touch”? United Healthcare says yes

In a recent conversation with Joseph Ochipinti, CEO for the Gulf States Region of United Healthcare, we talked about of health care in the United States. Joseph was named CEO of the Gulf States Region in 2016, and he oversees United’s operations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. In total, the company serves over 1.8 million members in those states, and ...

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LUBA Workers’ Comp receives “A- Excellent” A.M. Best rating for 14 consecutive years

A.M. Best has affirmed the “A- Excellent” rating for the financial strength of LUBA Workers’ Comp, a regional casualty insurance company. The company has been rated “A- Excellent” since LUBA’s first rating in 2003. Founded in 1889, A.M. Best is the world’s oldest insurance rating and information service. LUBA’s “A- Excellent” rating reflects its “disciplined underwriting and focus on risk ...

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Ross & Yerger Included In Best Practices Study

Ross & Yerger Insurance, Inc. has retained its Best Practices status by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the best agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices. The agencies in the study groups are selected every ...

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LUBA Workers’ Comp names Russell Michiels as Claims Manager

LUBA Workers’ Comp has named Russell Michiels as manager of its claims department. In his new role, Michiels will oversee all claims operations and medical bill reviews, ensure compliance with state and federal insurance regulations and assist with securing the company’s catastrophic reinsurance coverage. Michiels has been with LUBA since 2007 and has over 27 years of experience in the ...

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Ross & Yerger names Marcus Burger newest Shareholder

Ross & Yerger has named Marcus Burger as its newest shareholder. Burger is a licensed producer who joined the company in May 2014. Marcus focuses on assisting municipalities, education systems and nonprofit organizations find risk management solutions and control healthcare cost. Burger graduated from Hampton University in Hampton, VA with a Bachelor in Mathematics and a Master of Science Degree ...

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Brian Johnson appointed to Jackson State University Development Foundation Board

Brian Johnson, a Senior Vice President at Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., a subsidiary of Trustmark, has been appointed to serve on the Jackson State University Development Foundation Board. The Board is charged with attracting, investing, and managing private resources in an effort to raise funds for student scholarships and campus enhancements for the university. Johnson has 12 years of ...

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Escape rooms can be more than entertainment when used for team building

By BECKY GILLETTE The first escape rooms in Mississippi opened about two years ago, and have spread around the state. They are proving successful enough that two new escape rooms are being planned in the Jackson area, including one that will have a focus on team-building for companies. Escape rooms are a game where participants are locked into a room ...

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Health spending a priority for local businesses

By JULIA MILLER With the dawning of November, most people’s attentions are turning toward the holidays, but for business owners, there’s the standard end-of-the-year checklist that must be addressed. From financial statements to plans for the new year, this time of the year can become a season of tying up loose ends. One thing you shouldn’t forget is health insurance ...

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Uncertainty in Mississippi before health insurance sign-up

The federal health insurance market for individuals won’t open for enrollment until Nov. 1, but regulators, insurers and those who help Mississippians find coverage are already dealing with waves of uncertainty. In the latest development, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pulled out of meetings around the state organized by the Mississippi Health Advocacy Program. Those meetings were ...

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