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Sunday, 03 July 2022 18:10

Roundtable: Cannabis experts tackle evolving business climate, social equity pressures

As Michigan emerges as one of the top cannabis markets in the U.S., industry experts and operators still face the growing pains of a sector with high barriers to entry and increasing consolidation.

Published in Economic Development
Thursday, 19 May 2022 13:24

Lighthouse Group owner acquires West Michigan Insurance Inc. as industry consolidation continues

Chicago-area insurance brokerage and financial services firm Alera Group has acquired West Michigan Insurance Inc., a Grand Rapids property and casualty agency.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:41

MiBiz Growth Report: January 17, 2022

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for January 17, 2022.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 05 January 2022 11:37

Lighthouse Group expands lakeshore presence with Gales Agency acquisition

GRAND RAPIDS — Insurance and employee benefits agency Lighthouse Group has acquired Gales Agency from Shelby State Bank.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:20

Insurance coverage available, but competition lacking for Michigan cannabis biz

Michigan cannabis companies should be able to readily secure the insurance coverage they need, but they face a lack of choice in the market compared to other industries.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:12

CHANGING THE GAME: Insurance industry embraces AI to drive outcomes, cut costs

With the emergence of artificial intelligence over the last decade, insurers’ painstaking work to identify trends and analyze data increasingly has become automated. 

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 01 August 2021 17:08

Medical claims trends, prescription drug costs drive higher insurance rate proposals

Driven by higher medical claims trends, insurance rates for small business and individual health policies would increase significantly in 2022 compared to recent years under rate proposals before state regulators.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 03 January 2021 17:10

Insurance reimbursements, new virtual-first coverage plans to help ensure telehealth’s growth

As COVID-19 emerged last spring and closed physician offices for non-essential care — forcing connections with patients via telehealth platforms — health insurers began to pay doctors the same for virtual visits as they do for in-person care.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 06 December 2020 16:48

Lighthouse Group acquisition could spur more Michigan deals for Chicago-area firm

The Chicago-area insurance brokerage firm that acquired Grand Rapids-based Lighthouse Group intends to look for other deals in Michigan.

Published in Finance

Wednesday, 02 December 2020 13:19

Lighthouse Group acquired by Illinois independent insurance firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Insurance and employee benefits agency Lighthouse Group has been acquired by Alera Group, a Deerfield, Ill.-based independent insurance firm that has more than 90 locations across the U.S.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 27 October 2019 17:00

As high-deductible health plans gain steam, more employers demand cost shopping tools

few years back, employers seldom asked about what they could do to make their employees better shoppers for health care.

Published in Health Care