Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Review: Happy patients mean better health metrics

8/21/2014

  • Modern Medicine

Positive patient experience was associated with significant improvements in other health quality measures including medication adherence, clinical outcomes and patient safety, an analysis indicated. T… 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

The ACA might boost employer-sponsored health insurance

8/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Wal-Mart employees have been signing up in droves for health insurance, though the plans and subsidies being offered now are the same as they have been for years. The Affordable Care Act's individual … 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

Experts: Disaster readiness is crucial for insurers and clients

8/21/2014

  • PropertyCasualty360

Planning is crucial for insurers' ability to serve clients during disasters, experts said. "Most [businesses] don't make [disaster planning] part of their culture, so even if they do have plans, they'… 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

IRI: Annuity investors satisfied, complaints decline

8/21/2014

While some media reports suggest that complaints about variable annuities are on the rise, the Insured Retirement Institute notes arbitration data from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority that… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

First person: Why I rolled a lump sum into an annuity

8/18/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Mary Beth Franklin explains why she chose a lump sum distribution over a monthly income stream from her pension. "I was fortunate. I owned a deferred variable annuity with living benefits inside my in… 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

How pharmacists can play a key role in patient-centered care

8/20/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pharmacists are well-positioned to identify patients at risk for prescription nonadherence, and they can develop plans to boost compliance, a University of Pittsburgh pilot project showed. Pharmacists… Read More