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  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, August 29, 2016 3:22 PM
    Iowa's dominant health insurer is taking a hit this year on earnings for its health plans in Iowa, despite double-digit premium increases on individual health plans approved last year by state regulators.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Monday, August 29, 2016 3:19 PM
    Tens of thousands of Iowa policyholders who purchase their own health insurance policies will see steep increases in their premiums for 2017.

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:20 AM
    Two of the three private companies managing Iowa's Medicaid program say they've lost tens of millions of dollars so far, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Monday, August 22, 2016 3:30 PM
    More than 66 percent of U.S. insurance companies intend to increase staff during the next 12 months, according to a new midyear labor study, the Insurance Journal reported.

  • Friday, August 19, 2016 11:17 AM
    The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index rose for August but was growth-neutral for the 12th consecutive month.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Friday, August 19, 2016 11:03 AM
    Deere & Co. reported decreased sales and net income for the third quarter, driven by continued weakness in global markets for farm and construction equipment.


  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:37 PM
    Farmers Insurance announced that it has introduced its new rideshare insurance coverage in Iowa, effective today.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 3:21 PM
    Ron Hallenbeck, president of EMC Reinsurance Co. for nearly 22 years and an EMC employee for more than 42 years, will retire on Aug. 19, EMC Insurance Cos. announced.

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:13 AM
    Des Moines-based EMC Insurance Group Inc. reported second-quarter net income of $6.1 million, or 29 cents per share, compared with net income of $8.7 million, or 42 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2015.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Monday, August 08, 2016 3:08 PM
    No longer able to compete primarily on price, insurance providers are now focusing their efforts on ways to please their customers, with the payoff being a significant increase in satisfaction among their small business commercial customers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Small Commercial Insurance Study released today.

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 11:11 AM
    GuideOne Insurance in West Des Moines will cut about 73 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months as the company stops selling home and auto insurance, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 11:11 AM
    Ames-based Renewable Energy Group sold 150.1 million gallons of fuel in the second quarter, up 56.2 percent from the same period a year ago, the company announced.

  • Friday, August 05, 2016 11:03 AM
    FBL Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $24.4 million, or 97 cents per share, compared with $32.4 million, or $1.29 per share, for the second quarter of 2015. 

  • Thursday, August 04, 2016 2:20 PM
    Lee Enterprises Inc., the Davenport-based owner of the Quad-City Times and other media operations in 49 markets, reported an increase in third-quarter earnings from a year ago on revenues that dropped nearly 5 percent from the same period.

  • Thursday, August 04, 2016 10:58 AM
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Co., a leading issuer of fixed index annuities based in West Des Moines, on Wednesday reported second-quarter 2016 net income of $14.7 million, or 18 cents per share, compared with net income of $82.8 million, or $1.05 per share, for second quarter 2015. 

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