Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study: Overmedication with zolpidem tied to spike in ED visits

8/19/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Overuse of the insomnia medication zolpidem was associated with a substantial increase in emergency-department visits in the U.S., according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Servic… 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

Voluntary benefits can help small businesses overcome big concerns

8/19/2014

  • Employee Benefit News

Many small businesses struggled through the economic recession and now risk losing employees to big businesses as the labor market improves. Employees at small businesses have the same concerns as tho… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Technique offers new teeth in a half-dozen visits

8/13/2014

  • Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model)

A dentist in New Jersey is offering full dental implants in the course of about six visits. The dentist prepares replacement teeth over about four visits, then assembles a team comprising an anesthesi… 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

NHTSA wants to boost safety with vehicle-to-vehicle communications

8/19/2014

  • Omaha World-Herald (Neb.)

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report says 1,083 lives could be saved annually if automakers integrate vehicle-to-vehicle communication technologies. Such systems would warn drivers … Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Fire departments face challenges in recruiting volunteers

8/18/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The number of volunteer firefighters is down 11% since the 1980s because of factors such as increased fundraising time commitments and an aging rural population, the National Fire Protection Associati… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Texas high court offers clarification on proving asbestos liability

8/11/2014

  • Legal Newsline

The Texas Supreme Court in a recent ruling decided to forgo the "every exposure" theory used in some asbestos cases and instead apply "Lohrmann Plus Standard," which requires plaintiffs to establish t… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Some annuities are exempt from Medicaid eligibility rules

8/19/2014

  • Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.)

Some types of annuities aren't counted by Medicaid and don't have to be liquidated to qualify for long-term care benefits, writes Steve Darty, who runs an estate planning law firm. Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Insurance industry must change to accommodate the millennials

8/13/2014

  • Insurance Networking News

Trying to force solutions that worked for baby boomers upon millennials just won't work, writes Robert McIsaac, a principal focusing on life insurance, annuities and wealth management at Novarica. The… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Many factors are propelling medical office space

8/13/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The growing number of master leases in the medical office space is starting to have an impact on this asset class. In addition, rents are climbing quickly, contributing to a substantial increase in pr… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

A snapshot of the ACO landscape

8/18/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

Eighty-six percent of accountable care organizations responding to an eHealth Initiative survey have EHR systems and 74% have disease registries. Fewer than half participate in health information exch… Read More