Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Study questions use of acetaminophen for back pain

7/27/2014

  • Time.com

Data on 1,643 patients with acute low back pain showed those who took acetaminophen did not attain better results at three months than those who were treated with a placebo. The results appear in The … 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

Feds settle on penalty caps for not buying health coverage

7/25/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The government has placed an upper limit on the penalties Americans will be asked to pay if they fail to purchase health insurance this year, capping the figures at at $2,448 for individuals and $12,2… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Researchers develop less-invasive treatment for pulpitis

7/23/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry are developing a treatment for pulpitis that uses magnetic fields to move nanoparticles carrying medication through the dentin of an affec… 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

W.Va. governor: $32M drop in premiums is ahead for worker's comp

7/28/2014

  • Washington Times, The

Workers' compensation premiums in West Virginia are expected to decrease by $32 million during the year ahead, according to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The National Council on Compensation Insurance sought… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

UConn agrees to $1.3M settlement of litigation over sexual-assault reports

7/21/2014

  • Associated Press, The

Five women who claimed in a lawsuit that the University of Connecticut failed to respond appropriately to their reports of sexual assault have reached a settlement totaling $1.3 million with the schoo… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

E-waste can be a valuable resource for developing countries, Dell exec says

7/15/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

The biggest misconception about e-waste is that it should be barred from entering developing countries rather than viewed as a resource that can help countries create jobs and "bridge the digital divi… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Barclays challenges regulator's lawsuit

7/28/2014

  • InsuranceNewsNet online

Barclays Capital and Barclays PLC have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman accusing them of deceiving clients in connection with their dark pool. Some hav… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Rep. Lankford: Broker fiduciary rule would hurt middle class

7/21/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., says he opposes a uniform fiduciary standard for financial advisors, including those licensed as brokers, who work with retail investors because it would deny advice to p… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

New USGS seismic maps will influence NYC building codes

7/22/2014

  • Crain's New York Business
  • PropertyCasualty360

New maps from the U.S. Geological Survey show that New York City's vulnerability to earthquakes that pose a particular risk for the tallest buildings has declined. But the city faces considerable risk… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

N.Y. university works to advance follow-up care, cut readmissions

7/28/2014

  • Health Data Management

A two-year, $298,934 grant was recently awarded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to the School of Nursing at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The grant will be used to lau… Read More