Insurance

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Health care industry news for insurers

AHIP Solutions SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

Auxilium's Dupuytren's contracture treatment gains expanded approval

10/23/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals obtained federal approval for Xiaflex to address up to two Dupuytren's contracture joints in a single hand during a single visit for treatment. It was already approved for tr… 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

More insurance shopping options will be available to some small businesses

10/22/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Small-business owners and their employees in some states will see improvements in health insurance exchanges set up under the Small Business Health Options Program. Some states are opening new SHOP ex… Read More

NADP SmartBrief

Dental Benefits News

NADP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Dental Plans

N.J. bill would block plans from setting rates for non-covered care

10/22/2014

  • Law360.com (subscription required)

Dental insurers may not dictate rates in-network dentists charge for services not covered by the plans under a bill approved by the New Jersey General Assembly. 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

Catastrophe modeler: Hurricane Gonzalo insured losses could hit $400M

10/23/2014

  • Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

Insured losses could range from $200 million to $400 million from Hurricane Gonzalo's damage to Bermuda last week, according to AIR Worldwide. "[T]he damage caused by Gonzalo was not as bad as it pote… Read More

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Risk management, workforce and higher education news

Aon Public Sector Advisor

Published in partnership with: aonpublic

School-shooting threat prompts speaker to nix Utah appearance

10/20/2014

  • CNN

An academic who has criticized the portrayal of women in video games canceled a speech at Utah State University after the school refused to prohibit guns at the event or conduct pat-downs beforehand. … Read More

Environmental Risk Advisor

The best news on environmental risks and regulations

Environmental Risk Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Environmental Services

Court decision signals state agencies may be liable in Superfund cleanups

10/21/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A federal judge's ruling that state government agencies can face responsibility for Superfund site cleanup expenses could have widespread implications, some legal experts say. The case concerned the C… Read More

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Retirement income industry news

IRI Retirement Income SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

Diversity: The Next Opportunity for the Retirement Industry

10/23/2014

Diversity is the next big opportunity for the retirement income industry, according to Nick Lane, Senior Executive Director, Head of U.S. Life & Retirement, AXA. In the next installment of IRI's VISIO… Read More

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Insured retirement income industry news

Insured Retirement Institute SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Insured Retirement Institute

IRI applauds Labor Secretary's fact-gathering on fiduciary rule

10/22/2014

  • InvestmentNews (free registration)

The Insured Retirement Institute's president and CEO, Cathy Weatherford, said she is pleased with the outreach effort of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in connection with the agency's work on a revised … Read More

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Real estate insurance news

Aon's Real Estate Advisor

Published in partnership with: Aon Risk Services

Climate-change preparedness is lacking among insurers, report says

10/21/2014

  • Reuters

Property/casualty insurance companies received the strongest marks in a Ceres report on insurers' readiness for risks related to climate change. But the sector still needs a comprehensive approach to … Read More

Accountable Care SmartBrief

News about accountable care

Accountable Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: America's Health Insurance Plans

CMS, HHS extend Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law waivers for ACOs

10/22/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law waivers for accountable care organizations that are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program have been extended by the CMS and the HHS' Office of Inspec… Read More