Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Surgery may work best when type 2 diabetes is less advanced, study finds

11/26/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Data on obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had sleeve gastrectomy showed 10% of those whose cases were most severe were still in remission at five years, compared with 59% who had intermediate di… 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

Administration proposes relaxed rules for multistate health plans

11/26/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

The Office of Personnel Management proposed relaxed standards for multistate health insurance plans to encourage more insurers to offer the plans. The proposal would allow a consortium of health insur… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Delta Dental funds Iowa campaign to improve seniors' oral health

11/19/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

The Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation donated $600,000 to the Lifelong Smiles Coalition, which links state agencies, patient advocates, health care professionals, academics and other stakeholders in an … 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

Commentary: Tools are crucial in helping adjusters avoid mistakes

11/26/2014

  • PropertyCasualty360

Insurance adjusters must be aware of policy language and avoid making assumptions in handling claims in order to avoid payment of claims that aren't covered, Ken Brownlee writes. Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Analysis: Punishment for campus crimes often doesn't match severity

11/24/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Students accused of physical and sexual assaults and other serious violations on college campuses often receive minor punishments, according to an investigation by The Columbus Dispatch and the Studen… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Ballot measures on fracking restrictions get mixed results

11/17/2014

  • Bloomberg

Nearly 60% of Denton, Texas, residents voted to ban hydraulic fracturing in a community with nearly 275 fracked wells, possibly signaling a growing trend, observers say. While the results of similar b… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Sales of combination long-term care products increase

11/26/2014

  • InsuranceNewsNet online

Consumers are increasingly turning to long-term care products that include annuity features. Sales of combination contracts combining annuities and life insurance with long-term care benefits are incr… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Labor Department set to unveil fiduciary proposal in Jan.

11/25/2014

  • Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers)

The U.S. Labor Department will propose in January a revised fiduciary rule governing investment advice, according to a regulatory agenda from the Office of Management and Budget. The concept has been … Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Group reports solid leasing fundamentals

11/25/2014

  • GlobeSt.com
  • CNBC

New statistics from the National Association of Realtors show that commercial real estate fundamentals continue to improve based on increased business spending, construction and improving labor market… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Florida Blue deploys telemedicine station

11/26/2014

  • Government Health IT online

Florida Blue is deploying a HealthSpot telehealth kiosk at its retail center in Miami-Dade County, Fla., to connect members who have non-emergent health concerns with providers at the Miami Children  Read More