Eddie Wilson, president of SouthCrest Bank’s Community Banking Group, today announced that Linda Burch has been named Vice President and Market Leader, West Georgia Region for SouthCrest Bank. In this capacity, Burch will be responsible for the development and growth of the bank’s operations in Polk County.
ATLANTA (AP) — State officials say that UnitedHealthcare will not offer any health plans on Georgia's state health exchange next year.
The state insurance department announced Friday that United is currently the only insurer that has notified the state that it will not participate on the state's health insurance marketplace in 2017.
More than 500,000 Georgia residents purchased plans on the exchange this year, which is one of the key features of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Georgia State University health services professor Bill Custer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1Xq1L5F) that the Minnesota-based insurance giant had already told investors that their exchange plans have been losing money.
Custer says the insurance marketplace is a new model and companies are still working to understand the market and develop the infrastructure they need to compete.
The Cedartown Polk County Hospital Authority approved a measure to allow for bond sales through their parent organization to help pay back some of the construction costs on the new Polk Medical Center.
Beth Edwards has been named Director Planning and Decision Support at Floyd. In this role, she will analyze data to help the organization make informed decisions. She will also be involved with strategic planning and managing and planning for certificates of need.
Polk County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tamaka Hudson joined 2016 chair April Welch at the podium during the county commission’s work session on Feb. 1 to provide updates on the latest happenings with the chamber.
Cartersville – Richard E. Drews, Jr., Chief Executive Officer at Century Bank of Georgia, announced that long time Cedartown and Polk County banker Larry T. Kuglar has joined the bank and will serve as a Business Development Officer.