Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state’s largest health insurer, is proposing a 22.9 percent rate increase on Affordable Care Act plans in 2018, in what will be the fifth year of the federal health insurance mandate.
Suburban towns in Wake County have been among the fastest-growing North Carolina municipalities over the last six years, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau released May 25, 2017.
Bob Ashley, who has served two stints as the top editor of The Herald-Sun, announced on Tuesday that he will be retiring on June 23. Mark Schultz, the current editor of the Chapel Hill News and Durham News, has been named the new top editor of the paper.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield has told company employees that recently announced layoffs were due to cost reductions and outsourcing, in addition to overly aggressive hiring to prepare for this year’s Affordable Care Act enrollment.
PRSONAS, a company that builds interactive holograms, will compete at Google’s National Demo Day in June. Several American Underground-based startups have won demo day in the past, including in Mati Energy and Windsor Circle.
IKEA is building its first Triangle store at Cary Towne Center off Interstate 40 if plans are approved by the Town Council. It would be the second North Carolina IKEA store, after one opened in Charlotte in 2009.