Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Corticosteroids may result in adrenal insufficiency, study finds

4/24/2015

  • Reuters

Researchers report the use of corticosteroids, usually prescribed for asthma and allergy patients, is associated with risk of adrenal insufficiency, wherein the adrenal glands do not produce enough co… 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

Voluntary benefits continue to gain popularity

4/24/2015

  • BenefitsPro.com

Sales of voluntary benefits were 5% higher in 2014 than in 2013, and sales of vision insurance alone increased by 24%, according to a LIMRA worksite survey. Sales of critical illness plans were up 19%… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Study finds no link between odontogenic abscess and moon phase or weather

4/22/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study of emergency dental patients in Germany found no seasonal shifts in odontogenic abscess rates, nor did it find any link between OA rates and weather or moon phase. A weak inverse relationship … 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

Another cybersecurity bill gets House approval

4/24/2015

  • Reuters

The House on Thursday passed a second cybersecurity-focused information-sharing bill. The measure would give liability protection to companies that share cyberthreat information with the Department of… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Ill. pension proposal needs review, lawmakers say

4/20/2015

  • Reuters

Illinois lawmakers are calling for the review of Gov. Bruce Rauner's pension proposal that would cut state public pensions and place workers hired since 2011 on a smaller pension plan. Rauner said the… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

5 ways cities are essential to reducing climate change

4/21/2015

  • Responding to Climate Change (U.K.)

Leaders from more than 200 countries are meeting in Seoul, South Korea, to devise ways cities can lead the charge against global climate change and reduce emissions, such as investing in transportatio… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Immediate fixed annuities, a simple predictable product

4/24/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Jonathan Clements writes that when it comes to retirement planning, people should think about living, not dying, and thus about annuities. He recommends that consumers consider immediate fixed annuiti… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Study: DIAs can be a powerful retirement tool

4/20/2015

  • PlanAdviser.com

Research recommends that retirement savers purchase deferred income annuities to managing volatility and longevity risks. They help soften "the financial blow of a long lifetime or poor market returns… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Report: 41 states see construction employment rise year over year

4/21/2015

  • American City Business Journals
  • Modern Distribution Management

Construction employment increased in 41 states from March 2014 to March 2015, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. California topped the list with 46,300 new cons… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

New study refutes link between MMR vaccine, autism

4/22/2015

  • HealthDay News
  • Reuters

A large study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder, even in children wh… Read More