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  • Friday, April 21, 2017 11:24 AM
    Insurers plan to spend most of their technology budgets on data and analytics, cloud storage and insurtech, according to new research from Celent, Digital Insurance reported.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:55 AM
    Here's an interesting summary of actions that Minnesota has taken in the past year to respond to Blue Cross and Blue Shield's exit from that state's individual insurance market, a dilemma that's now faced by Iowa with Wellmark's and Aetna's recent decisions to pull out of the individual market in 2018.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, April 17, 2017 3:00 PM
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Co.'s founder and chairman, David Noble, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, the company announced today. He was 85.

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:18 PM
    Insurance and technology leaders from around the globe will gather in Des Moines for the 2017 Global Insurance Symposium, April 25-27.

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:26 AM
    Wells Fargo & Co, which has been mired in litigation stemming from a sales scandal, posted a nearly flat first-quarter profit, hurt by lower mortgage banking revenue and higher expenses, Reuters reported. 

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:00 PM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield could conceivably stay in the individual health insurance market next year, and on top of that reduce current premiums by at least 30 percent, if — and this is a big if — Congress can enact legislation to create the right conditions for a viable individual market, says CEO John Forsyth.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:00 PM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield could conceivably stay in the individual health insurance market next year, and on top of that reduce current premiums by at least 30 percent, if — and this is a big if — Congress can enact legislation to create the right conditions for a viable individual market, says CEO John Forsyth.

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:21 AM
    A life insurance policy locator developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners is helping reconnect beneficiaries with unclaimed life insurance policies.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 11:16 AM
    March's violent weather is expected to cost U.S. insurers over $2 billion, as the first quarter of 2017 saw an above-average number of storms, Business Insurance reported.

  • A Closer Look: Doug Ommen
    BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Friday, April 07, 2017 6:00 AM
    After working nearly three decades in consumer protection roles for the state of Missouri, Doug Ommen was attracted to taking on a regulatory role with Iowa’s robust insurance industry.

  • Thursday, April 06, 2017 3:41 PM
    A second major health insurer has decided to stop selling individual policies in Iowa, The Des Moines Register reported. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, April 06, 2017 11:00 AM
    Three Greater Des Moines insurance executives are among the newest five inductees into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:00 PM
    Forty stocks with Iowa connections had mixed results in March, with 11 showing gains of more than 1 percent over February, and 20 showing losses.

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:06 AM
    Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Monday it will not sell individual health policies in Iowa beginning in 2018; the decision affects approximately 21,400 policyholders in Iowa, or 1.3 percent of its 1.66 million policyholders statewide.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Monday, April 03, 2017 11:25 AM
    We've all seen the market run up and heard the chatter among the nation's business leaders that signaled Wall Street's joy with the prospect that President Donald Trump would ease regulations and make it easier to make a buck — at least for corporations.

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