Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Panel calls for greater transparency in health costs

8/27/2014

  • H&HN Magazine online

An Institute for Healthcare Improvement panel has called on physicians not only to discuss treatment options with patients but also to promote greater cost transparency and information on the value of… 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

Not all income is subject to ACA tax credit calculations

8/27/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Anyone who received a federal tax credit for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act must file a federal income tax return. All income from salary, tips, self-employment, unemployment, a… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Some dentists lack evidence-based clinical knowledge about sealants, study finds

8/20/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Most dentists use dental sealants in their clinical practices for caries prevention and have positive attitudes about using dental sealants, but some lacked a high level of evidence-based clinical kno… 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

Simple strategies could help curtail wildfire threats, experts say

8/27/2014

  • ClaimsJournal.com

Wildfire risks could be curbed by clearing brush, avoiding flammable home-construction materials and other straightforward steps, experts say. States' building codes increasingly involve measures aime… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Ill. university clarifies Internet-use policy after criticism

8/25/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Northern Illinois University is defending its new Internet-use policy, which a spokesman said isn't designed to ban students from social media platforms. The intent is to ensure that university employ… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Court backs Mich. crackdown on underground storage tank leaks

8/26/2014

  • Crain's Detroit Business

A recent ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals supports the state's recent efforts to resolve problems posed by leaking underground storage tanks. The court upheld most of a trial court's finding th… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Zacks: Annuity sales help send Symetra stock to 52-week high

8/27/2014

  • Zacks

Improved sales of deferred annuities, income annuities and individual life contracts made major contributions to Symetra Financial's strong second-quarter results, according to Zacks Equity Research. … Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Q2 indexed annuity sales break all records

8/25/2014

  • InsuranceNewsNet online

Sales of indexed annuities in the second quarter surged to $12.6 billion, a new record, according to Wink's Sales & Market Report. The total was 36.54% higher than a second quarter a year ago, accordi… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Midtown Manhattan struggles with growing office vacancies

8/20/2014

  • Bloomberg

Office vacancies are rising in Midtown Manhattan as tenants shift to areas downtown and at Hudson Yards, Savills Studley reports. The problem is worse than it was before the recession, with 35 blocks … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

HHS issues $35M in grants to support PCMHs

8/27/2014

  • AL.com (Alabama)

HHS awarded $35 million in grants split among 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical homes. Twenty-one grants support new constru… Read More