Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study: Meaningful use has unclear effect on quality

4/14/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found meaningful use attestation was tied to better cholesterol control in diabetes patients and blood pressure regulation in those with hypertension. However, resear… 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

Tax preparers help consumers figure out ACA financial implications

4/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Tax preparers have taken on a new role this year as they help clients take advantage of the Affordable Care Act's tax credits or understand the law's tax penalties. One national preparation service ev… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Mo. moves closer to restoring Medicaid adult dental funding

4/9/2014

  • KYTV-TV (Springfield, Mo.)

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee voted to add $48 million in federal and state money to the Medicaid budget for adult dental care next year. The House approved a similar measure, though th… 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

March flooding leads Mont. to pursue federal disaster aid

4/15/2014

  • Washington Times, The

Damage caused by flooding and ice jams in March is prompting Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to seek a federal disaster declaration. Flood-response costs have surpassed what the state is capable of handlin… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

New fire-response guidelines are issued for NYC police

4/14/2014

  • WABC-TV (N.Y.)

The New York Police Department has issued new fire-response protocols in light of a Coney Island fire in which one officer died last week. The guidelines give officers steps for safely using an elevat… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

"Waters of the United States" definition would expand under EPA proposal

4/8/2014

  • National Law Review, The

The definition of "waters of the United States" would be revised to include tributaries and other waters adjacent to "traditional navigable waters" under a proposal by the Environmental Protection Age… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Women must save more for retirement, Social Security chief says

4/15/2014

  • National Public Radio
  • National Public Radio (audio player required)

Carolyn Colvin, the acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, said women are at risk of not having enough money in retirement and should start preparing early. On average, women make … Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Baby boomers nevertheless expect to be better off in 5 years

4/9/2014

  • Forbes
  • National Underwriter Life & Health
  • Employee Benefit News
  • Winfield Daily Courier (Kan.)

Baby boomers have doubts about whether they are prepared for retirement today, but 42% believe they will be in much better financial shape in five years, according to research by the Insured Retiremen… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Experts: Roofs' snow-load capacity depends on several factors

4/7/2014

  • ClaimsJournal.com

Insurers need to consider factors such as location and roof design to determine whether a property is prone to a snow-related collapse, said Dan Mazzei of Wallace Engineering and Melvin Jeffers of Eng… Read More