Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Hypertension self-care lowers BP in at-risk patients

8/28/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Data on patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease or other major cardiovascular risks revealed those who underwent a hypertension self-management program attained lower mean systolic blood pressu… 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

Stay current with labor laws to avoid legal challenges

8/28/2014

  • FindLaw

Avoid lawsuits by being aware of the state of labor law as it applies nationally and locally, writes Brett Snider. Various laws protect workers' rights to have meal breaks and take advantage of sick l… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

Court upholds $83K penalty in COBRA dental case

8/27/2014

  • DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Books-A-Million in Birmingham, Ala., must pay $83,000 for failing to notify a terminated employee about her right to continue paying for dental coverage under COBRA. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of App… 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

Calif. city estimates at least $300M in earthquake damage

8/28/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Damage to homes and businesses in Napa, Calif., from Sunday's earthquake totals about $300 million, according to initial estimates. Public-property damage and economic losses are still being tallied, … Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

Ill. university clarifies Internet-use policy after criticism

8/25/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Northern Illinois University is defending its new Internet-use policy, which a spokesman said isn't designed to ban students from social media platforms. The intent is to ensure that university employ… Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Court backs Mich. crackdown on underground storage tank leaks

8/26/2014

  • Crain's Detroit Business

A recent ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals supports the state's recent efforts to resolve problems posed by leaking underground storage tanks. The court upheld most of a trial court's finding th… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Consumer Reports recommends longevity annuities

8/28/2014

  • Consumer Reports

Urging Americans to better plan for retirement, Consumer Reports recommends longevity insurance, a form of annuity contract that guarantees lifetime income. New Treasury Department regulations make th… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Discounted Registration Rates Ending for VISION: IRI Annual Meeting 2014

8/25/2014

Discounted registration rates will end after this Friday for VISION: IRI Annual Meeting 2014. From lessons in leadership to executive perspectives on industry trends, VISION is your ticket to learning… Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Construction sector faces shortage of skilled workers

8/27/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

The U.S. construction industry is bouncing back, but during the recession many of the sector's best workers left to find work elsewhere. Almost two-thirds of construction companies have faced a shorta… Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

HHS issues $35M in grants to support PCMHs

8/27/2014

  • AL.com (Alabama)

HHS awarded $35 million in grants split among 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical homes. Twenty-one grants support new constru… Read More