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AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Exposure to cigarette smoke might change anesthesia needs for surgery

6/2/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study presented at the European Society of Anaesthesiology found that patients who smoked or were exposed to secondhand smoke needed larger doses of anesthesia for surgery. The study looked at 90 ab… 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

Growth in hospital prices outpaces inflation rate

6/2/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

The prices that hospitals charge for common procedures increased by more than 10% between 2011 and 2013, CMS data show. The growth was more than twice the rate of inflation. The data also show that so… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Dental management companies corner the Medicaid market

5/27/2015

  • Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) (free content)

Dental management companies are expanding in Albuquerque, N.M., and across the nation, setting up practices in high-traffic retail commercial areas instead of professional office parks. The chains man… 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. governor continues to push for workers' comp overhaul

6/2/2015

  • The Record (Madison/St. Clair, Ill.)

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing a package that includes changes to the workers' compensation system as officials clash over the budget. Rauner says such changes are necessary to keep Illinois co… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Texas moves closer to letting handguns be carried on campus

6/1/2015

  • TexasTribune.org (Austin)

A measure that would let Texas public-college students carry concealed handguns on campus has moved to Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it. University of Texas System President William McRave… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Analysis: Lead paint remains a problem in towns such as Baltimore

5/19/2015

  • FiveThirtyEight

Lead poisoning affects more than half a million children in the U.S. every year, with 65,000 cases of children having unsafe levels of lead in their blood detected in Baltimore from 1993 to 2013. "[T]… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Change in Fla. law affects qualified annuities

6/2/2015

  • Florida Today (Melbourne) (tiered subscription model)

A change in Florida law regarding wills and revocable trusts affects the transfer-on-death of qualified annuities, life insurance and other retirement products and accounts to former spouses. Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

IRI research: 4 out of 10 boomers have no retirement savings

5/27/2015

  • MediaPost Communications

When the Insured Retirement Institute asked baby boomers about their planning for retirement, four out of 10 said they haven't saved anything at all to help them get through retirement. That's one rea… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Why vacancy for urban, suburban multifamily is diverging

5/27/2015

  • National Real Estate Investor online

The vacancy rate for multifamily properties is 4.2%, but this figure does not reflect differences between the urban and suburban environments. An analysis by National Real Estate Investor shows that s… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

UnitedHealthcare, launches ACO with N.C. provider partnership

6/1/2015

  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

UnitedHealthcare and WakeMed Key Community Care launched an accountable care venture under which the health care provider will use the insurer's internal utilization reports to develop complete pictur… Read More