Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Senate hearing to focus on RAC improvements

7/9/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

The Senate Special Committee on Aging will conduct a meeting today to discuss improvements to the CMS' recovery audit contractor program. The program recovered close to $2.25 billion in Medicare money… 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

CMS begins registering agents and brokers for 2015 enrollment

7/9/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Officials at CMS' Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight have begun signing up agents and brokers who want to help individuals or small businesses shop for 2015 health plans on the fede… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Laser-equipped toothbrush reduces dentin sensitivity in study

7/2/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

A toothbrush that emits low-level laser beams was safe and effective for treating dentin sensitivity, researchers report in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Pain response steadily declined in both … 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

White House: $615M is needed to combat wildfires this year

7/9/2014

  • Rapid City Journal (S.D.), The

President Barack Obama is calling for lawmakers' approval of $615 million for wildfire response this year. 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

Study looks at structured note VAs

7/9/2014

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

As structured note variable annuities grow more popular, Ed McCarthy dissects a study of these products, which found that they sometimes set cap rates below fair value. Even if you disagree, "it's hel… 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

Arthur is upgraded to a hurricane, prompts evacuations

7/3/2014

  • Reuters
  • Boston.com

Hurricane Arthur has led officials to order evacuations on North Carolina's Outer Banks and resulted in event cancellations ahead of the July Fourth weekend. The storm reached Category 1 hurricane sta… 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