Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Choosing Wisely: 5 recommendations for physical therapy

9/18/2014

  • ConsumerReports.org

The American Physical Therapy Association's list of practices to question or avoid under the Choosing Wisely campaign says clinical use of passive physical agents such as heating pads and ultrasound o… 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

Health system consolidation might not be good for consumers, FTC says

9/18/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Health system mergers and practice acquisitions might reduce redundancies and improve efficiencies, but they also raise concerns about reduced competition and higher prices for patients, the Federal T… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

CDC finds gaps in pediatric preventive care

9/17/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Millions of children and teenagers in the U.S. are not getting recommended preventive health care, including dental care, immunizations, hearing and vision screening, and tobacco counseling, according… 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

Drones could harm efforts to fight wildfires, officials say

9/18/2014

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

Possible collisions of drone aircraft with tankers pose safety concerns for wildfire-fighting crews, the Bureau of Land Management said. Drones operating without proper permission could also stall fir… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Officers pay for police department's insurance to allow continued operations

9/14/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)
  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

Reserve officers for the Oakley, Mich., Police Department have donated enough money to cover the "exorbitant" cost of liability insurance through the end of the year, enabling the department to contin… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Group: Fine for Wis. manure spill is insufficient

9/9/2014

  • Public News Service

An environmental group said the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is "sending the wrong message" by issuing a fine of less than $500 in response to a manure spill of more than 1 million gallon… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Cayman Islands firm to domicile annuity carrier in U.S.

9/18/2014

  • Captive Insurance Times (U.K.)

Cayman Islands-based Advantage Insurance Holdings plans to domicile and license its new subsidiary Advantage Life USA, which will offer deferred variable annuities and life insurance policies, in Sout… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Sen. Hatch corrects description of his annuity plan

9/17/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

In a letter to the editor, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, wrote that The Washington Post didn't quite get things right when it explained his proposed retirement system overhaul legislation. He writes that … Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Insurance-related cases spurred by Hurricane Sandy are ongoing

9/17/2014

  • PropertyCasualty360

Courts are still hearing commercial property insurance coverage disputes that emerged following Hurricane Sandy, which hit the East Coast two years ago, write lawyers Finley Harckham and Dennis Artese… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

New reimbursement models will drive down CV device prices, experts say

9/17/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Bundled, capitation and reference pricing payment models will tie prices for stents, valves and balloons with the value they deliver, experts said at an FDA town hall session during a Transcatheter C… Read More