Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Foundation's investment raises research funds and concerns

11/20/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which invested $150 million in a company developing drugs for the disease 15 years ago, stands to bring in $3.3 billion by selling the rights to future drug royalties. … 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

NAIC drafts model language for insurance network oversight

11/20/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners' draft model language for laws governing provider networks allows states to develop their own rules. The model does not specify maximum distances be… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Delta Dental funds Iowa campaign to improve seniors' oral health

11/19/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation donated $600,000 to the Lifelong Smiles Coalition, which links state agencies, patient advocates, health care professionals, academics and other stakeholders in an … 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

Insured losses from flooding are likely to rise, report says

11/20/2014

  • USA Today

A Government Accountability Office report says climate change may drive up losses for flood and crop insurance in the coming decades, possibly doubling them by 2100. Federal officials are likely to fa… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Death prompts W.Va. University to suspend fraternity, sorority activities

11/17/2014

  • Bloomberg

The death of a West Virginia University student following a medical emergency at a fraternity house has led the university to suspend activities of all fraternities and sororities. The incident, along… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Ballot measures on fracking restrictions get mixed results

11/17/2014

  • Bloomberg

Nearly 60% of Denton, Texas, residents voted to ban hydraulic fracturing in a community with nearly 275 fracked wells, possibly signaling a growing trend, observers say. While the results of similar b… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Famous motivational speaker praises annuities

11/20/2014

  • GlobalPost.com

Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker, has written a book on personal finance that speaks highly of annuities. A carefully-selected annuity can do away with the worry of outliving savings and provide… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

IRI honors Minn. insurance commissioner

11/19/2014

  • InsuranceNewsNet online

Minnesota Insurance Commissioner Mike Rothman was given the IRI Champions of Retirement Security Award by the Insured Retirement Institute. "By actively participating in National Retirement Planning W… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Report: Global capital standards could harm P/C insurers, consumers

11/18/2014

  • Carrier Management online

Applying international capital requirements to property/casualty insurers is likely to result in higher premiums and fewer choices for consumers, according to a report released by the Property Casualt… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Number of ACOs stabilizes while number of covered lives rises

11/19/2014

  • Managed Care magazine

Accountable care organizations often have multiple contracts with health insurers and the CMS, and many health care providers that call themselves ACOs do not meet the definition of one, making an acc… Read More