Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CDC: More EMS workers should be trained to administer naloxone for drug overdose

4/27/2015

  • HealthDay News

As of last year, only 12 states allow basic emergency medical service workers to administer naloxone in case of an opioid prescription drug overdose, while advanced EMS workers are allowed to do so in… 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

USGS report examines link between quakes and oil, gas drilling

4/27/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A U.S. Geological Survey report assesses the connection between the disposal of wastewater from oil- and gas-drilling operations and earthquakes occurring in Oklahoma and other states across the U.S. 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

Fixed annuities are a good option for long-term care

4/27/2015

  • Forbes

For a conservative investor, one solution to paying for long-term care might be a fixed annuity with a long-term care rider, writes Paul Wannemacher of Financial Finesse. "The cost of these LTC riders… 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

Hospital-acquired conditions more common in patients admitted over weekend, study finds

4/21/2015

  • Reuters

Patients who are hospitalized during the weekend have a more than 20% higher chance of experiencing a hospital-acquired condition, such as a fall or pressure sores. Preventable complications occur in … Read More