Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Quantel Medical lands FDA clearance for Optimis Fusion platform

7/11/2014

  • BioOptics World

Quantel Medical garnered FDA approval for its Optimis Fusion ophthalmic laser platform for the treatment of cataracts and glaucoma. The system combines advanced selective laser trabeculoplasty photore… 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

Insurers drive shift toward value-based care

7/10/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, bundled care agreements and other value-based care models are becoming increasingly common and promise to reduce spending while improvin… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study: Midlevel providers improve access, generate revenue

7/9/2014

  • Kansas Health Institute

Dental therapists or midlevel dental care providers working in nonprofit public settings generate revenue and expand access to care in underserved communities, a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts fou… 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

Expert: Organizations need to be educated on Big Data

7/11/2014

  • Information Management

Organizations should be familiar with computer languages involved in Hadoop in order to reduce Big Data costs, consultant Joe Caserta says. "It's just very different. And I think that's kind of the 'g… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Jury convicts ex-S.C. State board chairman of racketeering

7/7/2014

  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

A businessman has been convicted on racketeering charges for using his former position as chairman of the South Carolina State University board to receive kickbacks. Prosecutors said Jonathan Pinson a… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Court: "Functional equivalent" of suit can trigger environmental coverage

6/30/2014

  • Lexology.com (free registration)

A Washington state appeals court joined several other courts nationwide in holding that an insurer may be obligated to defend a policyholder against environmental liability even in the absence of a fo… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

SEC chair declines to offer date for fiduciary rule

7/10/2014

  • ThinkAdvisor

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White said that a rule requiring a uniform fiduciary standard is "a very important priority for the commission" and that it "is among the more compl… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

An income annuity "arms race" now underway?

7/8/2014

  • MarketWatch

Recent government rulings allowing longevity annuities within qualified retirement plans might ignite a new era in the annuities market. Longevity annuities will likely fare well against more establis… 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: Catastrophe-bond issuance hits new high of $4.5B in Q2

7/9/2014

  • Artemis

The dozen catastrophe bonds issued in the second quarter brought the insurance-linked securities market to its highest quarterly level, at $4.5 billion, Aon Benfield said in a report. Catastrophe bond… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

How wearable monitors, EHRs are improving medical research

7/9/2014

  • WRALTechWire.com (Raleigh, N.C.)

Wearable biometric monitors, electronic health records and other technology generate real-time data for use in clinical care and long-term research, and the tools are transforming how patients partici… Read More