Few industries have seen as much change as healthcare has in the past decade. From insurance mandates to physician shortages, healthcare faces a multitude of challenges. Recently, executives representing healthcare in Nevada met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss the industry and what is needed to move forward. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada … [Read more...] about Industry Focus
Silver State Health Insurance Exchange
Executive Director Silver State Health Insurance Exchange (5 years in Nevada) Type of Business: State Agency | Hails from: Lake Oswego, Oregon | 3 years with company in Nevada | Based: Statewide How did you first get into your profession? I started as an advocate for seniors living in long term care settings and learned a lot about the importance of policy and their … [Read more...] about Movers & Shakers: Heather Korbulic
Businesses can expect health insurance costs to continue to rise in the short term, but stabilization might be in sight. Nevada health insurance executives suggest a number of factors could indicate relief for businesses when it comes to health insurance costs in the long-term future. Following years of negative reaction to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in … [Read more...] about The Insured State: Health Insurance in Nevada
It’s been a decade since the great recession hit Nevada. As we start the new year of 2018, the state’s economy overall remains in recovery mode, with the majority of related metrics remaining below their peaks in 2006 and 2007. Looking forward, we can expect continued steady, incremental growth of the economy in the Silver State at both regional ends, experts said, which is … [Read more...] about Nevada’s Economic Outlook: 2018 Blue Skies Ahead
The healthcare industry continues to face challenges involving access to care, physician shortages and coordination between providers in the Silver State. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss these issues and new opportunities on the horizon for the industry. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Healthcare
USA Parkway Extension Hits Midway Mark The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has reached the 50 percent milestone in the completion of the USA Parkway extension. The project connects Interstate 80 and U.S. 50 in Storey and Lyon counties. USA Parkway was originally constructed as a privately-built, six mile road connecting I-80 to the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east … [Read more...] about Around the State: March 2017
“To take every opportunity to create moments of kindness and to use my voice to create peace wherever possible.” Heather Korbulic | Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange “My New Year’s resolution is to not work every weekend and enjoy more time with my family and friends and also get back to do some more skydiving.” Marc Jay | Partner, Kelly Cardenas … [Read more...] about What is Your New Year’s Resolution?
You and I work hard for our money, and it’s painful to see government agencies wasting it with ridiculous projects and inefficient practices. If you want to see some prime examples of how our elected representatives in Washington are throwing away taxpayer dollars, look up the 2016 Congressional Pig Book, published by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and available … [Read more...] about Stop Throwing Away Our Money!
The healthcare industry continues to focus on the challenge of improving quality of care while managing costs. A group of Nevada’s healthcare leaders recently met at the Las Vegas offices of City National Bank to discuss this challenge, as well as new opportunities in the Silver State. Connie Brennan, publisher and CEO of Nevada Business Magazine, served as moderator for the … [Read more...] about Industry Focus: Healthcare
At this point in the year, the initial stages of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have already been implemented. The results show that, while the state has moved forward in many healthcare arenas, Nevada still has a long road ahead. More Nevadans Covered Data showed that during the recent enrollment period, 72,000 Nevadans applied for and enrolled in health insurance plans … [Read more...] about Healthcare Check-Up: Nevada Works to Deliver Health Amid Shortages
Some things that don’t change in healthcare: the importance of patient outcome, patient experience, patient compliance and patient ability to pay for services. Other things in healthcare are changing rapidly: bio-engineered medications to treat specific patients, imaging devices take the place of exploratory surgery, the model for healthcare, the way hospitals are reimbursed … [Read more...] about Hospitals in Nevada: An Industry in Transition
The healthcare industry, over many years, has been undergoing a gradual but major shift in how insurers pay providers. Against that backdrop, the state began implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) mandates, several of which the federal government has delayed or amended since. The ACA or Obamacare, as it has become known, has caused additional … [Read more...] about Health Insurance Update: The Real Cost of Healthcare
Southern Nevada's industrial real estate market enjoyed one of its best years in recent memory. That is according to a recent report provided by Colliers International - Las Vegas. “Without a doubt, 2013 was the best year Southern Nevada’s industrial real estate market has had in five years,” said Colliers' research director John Stater. “Hopefully, it was merely a prelude … [Read more...] about Best Year in Five Years for Southern Nevada’s Industrial Real Estate Market
When it comes to fortune telling, nothing is ever certain, but a handful of industry experts share their thoughts on Nevada’s economy in 2014. This year’s predictions offer more good news than has been reported in Nevada Business Magazine’s annual Economic Forecast in the last few years. While most business executives are proceeding with caution, they seem to agree the worst of … [Read more...] about Nevada’s 2014 Economic Forecast: The Way the Wind Blows…