Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Timing of ED visit linked to heart attack death risk

7/30/2014

  • HealthDay News

Heart attack patients who arrived at the emergency department at night, on weekends or during holidays had a 13% higher mortality risk than those who were treated during regular business hours, a stud… Read More

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Health insurance product and policy news

AHIP Agents and Brokers SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AHIP America's Health Insurance Plans

Voluntary benefits are especially popular with large employers

7/30/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Employers with more than 2,500 workers accounted for 36% of voluntary benefits sales but had the third-lowest sales per employee, showing that market penetration could be stronger, an Eastbridge Consu… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Sports drinks send young athletes to the dentist's bench

7/30/2014

  • KDKA-TV (Pittsburgh)

Dentists say they are treating more young people for tooth decay because they don't realize how much sports drinks can damage their teeth. The sugar in sports drinks feeds oral bacteria, generating ac… Read More

PCI SmartBrief

The latest news for the property casualty insurance industry

PCI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Mudslide results from storm that helped fight Utah wildfire

7/31/2014

  • Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The
  • Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

A thunderstorm that helped crews contain a wildfire in Juab County, Utah, led to a mudslide that affected properties including farmland. The fire has burned more than 4,300 acres since last week and h… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Ala. governor cites conflicts of interest in university trustee's removal

7/28/2014

  • Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (tiered subscription model)

Marvin Wiggins has been dismissed from Alabama State University's Board of Trustees after Gov. Robert Bentley wrote a letter outlining alleged conflicts of interest. Bentley said that Wiggins' wife's … Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Anti-fracking group wants EPA to enforce Clean Water Act in Ohio

7/29/2014

  • Times-Reporter (Dover-New Philadelphia, Ohio) (tiered subscription), The

An environmental group in Ohio wants the Environmental Protection Agency to assume enforcement of the Clean Water Act in the state. The organization says the Ohio EPA "is no longer fit" for the task. … Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Annuity provider The Phoenix Companies reportedly exploring sale

7/31/2014

  • Reuters

Annuity and life insurance company The Phoenix Companies has employed Sandler O'Neill and Partners and Goldman Sachs to advise it on the possible sale of the company. The company's annuity unit is PHL… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Study: Top-performing advisors use tech best

7/28/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The best-managed financial-advisory firms are those taking an integrated approach to technology, according to the 2014 RIA Benchmarking Study by Charles Schwab. Such firms -- the top 20% based on prof… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Commentary: Climate change threatens global economy

7/29/2014

  • PropertyCasualty360

Climate change increases the threat of natural hazards, which raises economic risk worldwide, writes Louis Gritzo of FM Global. "By taking a factual view of the economics of climate risk, it becomes m… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

UC San Francisco to launch ACO with John Muir Health

7/30/2014

  • KQED.org

A partnership was formed between the University of California, San Francisco, and John Muir Health to launch an accountable care organization that will offer higher quality care and cut costs for pati… Read More