Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Studies find higher mortality with heart failure plus diabetes

10/2/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Type 2 diabetes was associated with 70% higher risk of mortality among patients with ischemic heart failure, a study found. Another study revealed a correlation between type 2 diabetes and a 39% highe… 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

Building your brand on niche social networks

10/1/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

A niche network might work best for promoting your brand, depending on your business' focus, writes Single Grain CEO Eric Siu. He reviews a selection of social media sites directed at specific communi… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Supreme Court to hear N.C. teeth-whitening case

10/1/2014

  • News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

The Federal Trade Commission and the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners are due to square off before the U.S. Supreme Court in a lawsuit over who can offer teeth whitening. The dental exam… 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

Lawyer: Insurers need to rework D&O policies to address cyber-risks

10/2/2014

  • Insurance Journal

Changes to policy language in coverage of directors-and-officers liability is necessary for insurers and reinsurers in dealing with cyber-risks, lawyer Jeff Kingsley said. Revising a D&O policy's term… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Aon Hewitt: Private health exchange saves $750 per worker

9/29/2014

  • Insurance Networking News

The overall health care expense per employee has been $750 less than what the 18 large firms in Aon Hewitt's private health care exchange had expected to spend this year, Aon said. All companies parti… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Analysis: Alternatives to banned plastic bags can also have drawbacks

9/23/2014

  • MotherJones.com

A California measure aims at banning retail businesses and grocery stores from providing disposable plastic bags and mandating a charge of at least 10 cents for each paper bag a customer uses. Researc… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Advisors going independent need to use third-party providers

10/2/2014

  • PlanAdviser.com

The effective use of the support and resources available from third-party service providers is key to advisors' success when they decide to go it alone, said Thom Shumosic, founder of MidAtlantic Reti… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Lincoln National's Glass says simplified annuity products can win acceptance

10/1/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

The huge gap in retirement readiness is an opportunity for providers, but annuity contracts need to be simplified to win over consumers, Dennis Glass, CEO of Lincoln National Corp., told the the Insur… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Construction spending dipped in all sectors after July increase, data show

10/1/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Spending on nonresidential construction decreased 1.4% in August amid a seasonally adjusted drop of 0.8% in overall construction spending, the Commerce Department said. Construction of government proj… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study tests care coordination model

10/1/2014

  • Kaiser Health News

Ongoing research seeks to measure the effects of coordinating care for so-called super-utilizers of hospital care. Jeffrey Brenner, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow and executive director of the Camden Coaliti… Read More