Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Medicare-reimbursement change signed into law

4/17/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • Reuters

President Barack Obama has signed into law a measure that he said strengthens Medicare "because it starts encouraging payments based on quality, not the number of tests that are provided or the number… 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

Big corporations are adapting to ACA, study shows

4/17/2015

  • BenefitsPro.com

An analysis by ADP shows that large companies have adapted to requirements imposed by the Affordable Care Act and many have been able to hold down health benefit cost growth. The analysis also found t… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

ACA raises prominence, accessibility of dental coverage, care

4/15/2015

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

More health insurance plans sold through Affordable Care Act exchanges included dental benefits this year, presenting dentists with an opportunity to add patients, says Marcia Vannuccini, vice preside… 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

Ill. tornado scar visible from satellite

4/17/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The path of a deadly tornado in Illinois last week is visible on images from NASA's Landsat 8 satellite. Two deaths were linked to the twister. Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

States struggle to reach full funding of pension obligations

4/13/2015

  • Bloomberg

A growing number of local governments and states including Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and New York are falling behind in funding pensions, leading to $1.3 trillion in outstanding liabiliti… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Study: Some pollution in Calif.'s Central Valley comes from China

4/7/2015

  • Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (tiered subscription model), The

Coal-fired power plants and other sources in China are generating pollution that is eventually becoming ozone in California's Central Valley, according to researchers at the University of California, … Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Regulators want VA tax implications discussed with older clients

4/17/2015

  • Financial-Planning.com

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority have produced a list of "notable practices" for dealing with seniors. They include recommending a discussion of t… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Labor invites comment on proposed fiduciary standard

4/15/2015

  • Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers)
  • PlanSponsor.com

The Department of Labor has opened the public comment period for its proposed fiduciary rule for retirement plan advisors. The rule would require advisors to put clients' interests ahead of their own … Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Report: Disaster-prone areas increasingly have higher-valued properties

4/14/2015

  • CNBC
  • Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

The increase in value of properties in coastal areas and in places at risk of earthquakes has outpaced the overall 9% growth in U.S. insured property values from 2012 to 2014, Karen Clark & Co. says i… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Lack of communication can derail population health initiatives

4/15/2015

  • HealthLeaders Media

Hospital administrators implementing population health strategies tend to have more confidence than providers in care coordination through electronic health records systems, an online poll found. And … Read More