Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Aesthetics have little effect on patient satisfaction, study finds

3/2/2015

  • HealthDay News

Although hospital design and other facility aesthetics contribute to patient satisfaction with facility features, there is no link to patient satisfaction overall or satisfaction with care, according … 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

Traditional view of retirement is disappearing among Americans

2/26/2015

  • MarketWatch

Only 26% of Americans expect to stop working entirely when they reach the traditional retirement age, a survey by The Pew Charitable Trusts found. More than half expect to move on to something new, po… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

CCIIO calls for health, dental plan applications

2/25/2015

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Health and dental insurers have until May 15 to submit preliminary plans to HHS for inclusion on the federally run exchange during the next Affordable Care Act open-enrollment period. The CMS' Center … 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

Cyberthreats pose increasing risk for U.S. security, official says

3/2/2015

  • ComputerWeekly.com (U.K.)

U.S. critical infrastructure faces the threat of increasingly severe and more-frequent cyberattacks, National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress on Thursday. In addition, "the most perv… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Public-transit safety would benefit from upcoming rules, feds say

2/23/2015

  • Hill, The

An upcoming proposal will let states establish agencies to oversee public transportation at the local level, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says. The rules are aimed at improving safety fo… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

BP CEO calls for international action on carbon-dioxide emissions

2/24/2015

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

The level of carbon-dioxide emissions generated by fossil fuels is not sustainable and will require the international community to take "steps that lead to a global price for carbon, which provides th… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Many millennial women lack an understanding of annuities

3/1/2015

  • Forbes

Only 23% of millennial women say that they understand annuities, compared with 41% of boomers, according to a study by Prudential. While these women have had less time to learn about annuities, the re… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

QLACs transform Social Security claiming strategies

2/25/2015

  • National Underwriter Life & Health

Qualified longevity annuity contracts, which are relatively new, have the potential to reshape retirement planning, write Robert Bloink and William Byrnes. QLACs "can drastically alter even the most b… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Malls increasing security in wake of terrorist threat

2/24/2015

  • National Real Estate Investor online

Malls in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. are among those that have increased security in the wake of threats by Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabaab. Officials say they have enhanced security proced… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

PCORI announces $64M in new grants for comparative studies

2/25/2015

  • Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model)

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute announced funding for five studies, including a comparison of individualized screening models for breast cancer, transitional and at-home care for stro… Read More