Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Risk for gout flares is higher overnight, research shows

12/16/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Patients with gout have higher chances of experiencing a flare overnight than during the daytime or evening, according to a study in Arthritis & Rheumatism. Overnight risk was 2.36 times greater than … 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

Some Californians get more time to enroll

12/16/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Californians who started enrolling in or renewing a health plan through the Covered California exchange by Monday night's deadline have until Dec. 21 to finish the process, exchange officials announce… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study: Patients with diabetes can safely receive dental implants

12/10/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found no link between uncontrolled diabetes and dental implant failure or complication risks. The researchers allowed a four-month h… 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

Group advises steps for safety when decorating for Christmas

12/15/2014

  • PropertyCasualty360

Christmas trees are estimated to have caused an average of 230 home fires per year between 2007 and 2011, according to the National Fire Protection Association. People decorating for the holiday shoul… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

U. of Calif. resolves allegations related to federal grant funding

12/15/2014

  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

The University of California has paid $499,700 to resolve claims that a researcher made "false and misleading statements" on grant applications, which the federal government said led to two agencies p… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Video explores how mild chemical exposures may harm children's brains

12/2/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

The cumulative impact of even modest chemical exposures can damage children's developing brains, according to a video presented at an environmental-health conference in Canada. "Little Things Matter" … Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Annuities offer a way to pay for long-term care

12/16/2014

  • Santa Barbara Independent (Calif.)

Payouts from nonqualified annuities offer an option for covering the costs of long-term care. Other alternatives to stand-alone long-term care insurance include life insurance and annuity contracts th… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

SEC to rethink investor disclosure

12/8/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

The Securities and Exchange Commission will test the effectiveness of required investor disclosure. The agency "still generally [takes] a one-size-fits-all approach to disclosure as investor protectio… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Surge in NYC construction projects leads to higher prices

12/9/2014

  • Crain's New York Business

Heightened demand has led contractors in New York City to increase the price of their services, with many developers estimating that the costs of their projects have gone up as much as 20% during the … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Pilot program suggests PCMH model can succeed at busy urban clinics

12/15/2014

  • American Journal of Managed Care online, The

Creating patient-centered medical homes is possible at busy urban practices and might improve patient outcomes, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. A pilot program … Read More