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February 19, 2013

  Risk, Insurance, Claims & Safety 
  • Mich. governor calls for patience with public-safety plan
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has advised the city of Flint to give his public-safety plan time to kick in after preliminary FBI data indicated that the city was the most violent in the U.S. last year. Snyder's plan has added state troopers, and a state-funded city lockup is in operation. Snyder also proposed that $15 million go toward expanding the Michigan State Police by 107 troopers. The Flint Journal (Mich.) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Workplace & Retirement 
  • Opposing views on tying wellness incentives to premiums
    Wellness incentives that are linked to employee health insurance premiums are a good idea and can get employees to do simple, short-term tasks such as having a health risk assessment, writes Dr. Michael O'Donnell, director of the Health Management Research Center at the University of Michigan. But Lydia Mitts, a health policy analyst at Families USA, counters that evidence does not show that charging some workers higher premiums leads to behavioral changes and that such policies can penalize people who are least able to afford insurance. The Wall Street Journal (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Higher Education 
  Leadership & Management 
  • What George Washington can teach leaders
    George Washington led his troops to victory against the British redcoats at Trenton, N.J., in 1777 in part by adopting a more democratic approach to leadership, Signe Spencer writes. Rather than simply issuing commands and expecting obedience, Washington sought the advice of subordinates and thereby hatched a battle plan that was more innovative and effective than anything a single general could have devised alone, Spencer writes. Great Leadership (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News From Aon 
  • 2013 Risk Maturity Index Report
    Researchers at Aon and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania conducted analysis of data collected by the Aon Risk Maturity Index surveys over the past year. They came away with several insights on the effect of an organization's risk maturity on the financial well-being of an organization. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2013 Hot Topics in Retirement
    Aon Hewitt has issued a couple of reports taking a look at the latest topics of interest in retirement. Access the reports and their analysis of how changes in legislation and technology are changing the landscape of retirement benefits. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
--James Allen,
British author


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