Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Hospital execs report growing inpatient volume

7/21/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Inpatient volume was up 0.4% during the second quarter of 2014, according to a survey of hospital leaders by investment banking firm Jefferies. Respondents in states that have expanded Medicaid eligib… 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

Ark. considers HSAs for Medicaid recipients

7/22/2014

  • Kaiser Health News

Arkansas lawmakers are considering a proposal to require monthly contributions to a health care savings account from Medicaid enrollees with incomes between 50% and 138% of the federal poverty level. … Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Should dentists offer HIV testing?

7/16/2014

  • New York magazine

Eighty-two percent of Sydney dental patients polled said they would not object to receiving an HIV test at their dentist's office. Most said they would prefer a saliva swab, 15% would choose a pinpric… 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

Crews fighting Wash. wildfire face concerns over wind gusts

7/22/2014

  • Insurance Journal

Wind-blown sparks and hot weather are posing difficulties for fighting a wildfire in Washington state, officials said. The fire, which began last week, reportedly has destroyed at least 150 structures… 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

The retirement withdrawal strategy favored by economists

7/22/2014

  • ValueWalk

In the debate over the best approach to withdrawing from retirement savings, economists tend to favor funding essential expenses with the income stream from single-premium immediate annuities, writes … Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Report: Focus on advisors to sell more annuities

7/14/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

Financial firms that emphasize marketing through wirehouses to sell annuities and other new products are making a mistake, according to a report from McKinsey & Co. Independent registered investment a… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Fair weather makes property insurance rates drop

7/17/2014

  • Commercial Property Executive

Property insurance rates have dropped, thanks to relatively few natural disasters worldwide this year, among other things, analysts say. Carriers have amassed $600 billion in reserves because of the l… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Poll sheds light on the challenge of finding a doctor

7/21/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Sixty percent of Americans responding to a recent poll said they rely on physician recommendations from friends and family, close to half trust referrals from their doctor and fewer rely on online pat… Read More