Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Communication suite allows EHR coordination

10/31/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Vocera has introduced a tool known as Vocera Collaboration Suite, which is designed to help users of mobile EHR applications utilize voice communication and secure messaging via smartphones. The platf… 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

Brokers fuel growing voluntary market

10/31/2014

  • BenefitsPro.com

Voluntary sales grew last year to $6.644 billion, up from 2012 when sales totaled $6.03 billion, according to an Eastbridge Consulting Group report, and the top 15 carriers saw average growth of 8%. B… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

1 in 4 insured Americans don't get routine dental care

10/29/2014

  • Hartford Business Journal (Conn.)

More than 25% of U.S. residents with dental coverage do not get the recommended semiannual exams and cleanings, a Cigna survey found. Many respondents who skip checkups said they were concerned about … 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

N.J. borough is seeking more aid to protect against major storms

10/31/2014

  • ClaimsJournal.com

Sea Bright, N.J., has been pursuing grants to strengthen the protection of its shores against another big storm after being hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. "My greatest fear is the next one comes and … Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Employers consider how to address Ebola-related worries

10/27/2014

  • Yahoo

The potential for employees and students to expose colleagues to the Ebola virus is prompting organizations to plan responses. Employers are required to protect the privacy of employee health records,… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Court decision signals state agencies may be liable in Superfund cleanups

10/21/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A federal judge's ruling that state government agencies can face responsibility for Superfund site cleanup expenses could have widespread implications, some legal experts say. The case concerned the C… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Annuities useful for retired singles

10/31/2014

  • Morningstar

Many approaches to retirement income don't work as well for singles as they do for married couples. That said, immediate income or deferred annuities are in some cases better suited to singles, writes… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

What to do about ERISA?

10/29/2014

  • Brookings Institution (Washington, D.C.)

The landmark Employee Retirement Income Security Act was signed into law 40 years ago with tremendous support. While the law has worked well in some regards, Joshua Gotbaum raises an interesting quest… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Aon Benfield: Home insurers' return-on-equity outlook strengthens

10/28/2014

  • Artemis

U.S. homeowners insurers' return on equity after taxes is projected to reach 7.9% on average this year, compared with 4.6% last year, according to an Aon Benfield report. The potential average for all… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CareFirst PCMH steers patients toward efficient care

10/29/2014

  • American City Business Journals

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is harnessing data from its patient-centered medical home program to determine which health care providers are the most efficient and reward subscribers who choose them.… Read More