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March 5, 2013

  Risk, Insurance, Claims & Safety 
  • Aon report: Self-insuring of physicians brings risks, benefits
    An increase in the number of hospital-employed physicians can bring more medical-liability risks to hospitals, but the shift also carries benefits, according to a study by Aon and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Cost savings can result, and "hospitals can jointly defend claims, rather than a situation where there is fighting between the hospital's point of view versus the physician's," says Erik Johnson of Aon Actuarial Group. Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Workplace & Retirement 
  • Survey: Employers to continue benefits but shift approach
    A recent Aon Hewitt survey shows that among large and midsize employers, 94% plan to continue offering health benefits for their employees for the next three to five years. However, 37% of employers plan to change their approach in offering coverage, moving from the "managed trend" to a "house money/house rules" approach, which includes actions such as lowering premiums or giving broader coverage in exchange for taking biometric screenings or answering health risk questionnaires. "Employers are staying in the game, but they are taking bold and assertive steps to achieve more effective results," said Aon Hewitt Executive Vice President John Zern. Employee Benefit News (2/28), Business Insurance (tiered subscription model) (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Union deal at Mich. university draws lawmaker scrutiny
    A tentative deal on an eight-year contract has been reached between Wayne State University and its faculty and staff union. Union President and professor Charles Parrish called the contract fair. "Tenure, job security and academic freedom have been preserved. This will allow our faculty to continue their excellent work in teaching and research," he said. However, some Michigan lawmakers say the contract may be an attempt to circumvent the state's right-to-work law that goes into effect on March 27 and will prevent unions from requiring dues from employees. Detroit Free Press (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Education 
  • Judge: Lawsuit on proposed NYU campus expansion can proceed
    A New York City judge has allowed a lawsuit against a proposed expansion of New York University's campus to proceed. Plaintiffs allege collusion between the university and the city to prevent some parcels of land from being used as parks. City Councilwoman Margaret Chin said the expansion, which has been scaled back from what was originally proposed, is necessary to accommodate the university's growth. WCBS-TV (New York)/The Associated Press (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • U. of North Carolina seeks to demonstrate classes are legitimate
    Administrators at the University of North Carolina are making unannounced visits to classes in an effort to demonstrate that students and faculty are holding scheduled classes. An outside review team will examine the university this spring, and administrators are trying to ensure that courses are legitimate as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges considers whether to sanction the school in light of reports of academic wrongdoing. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership & Management 
  • Does your organization show it values talent?
    High attrition rates come with a recession, posing a challenge to human resources directors and management, Joel Garfinkle writes. He tells the story of Patrick, an HR director who created a three-point strategy for making the most of his manufacturing company's human capital, starting with getting managers excited about recruiting. Career Advancement Blog (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News From Aon 
  • 2013 Global Pension Risk Survey
    Aon Hewitt invites you to participate in our biennial Global Pension Risk Survey for U.S. Respondents. The aim of this survey is to understand your thoughts and risk-management philosophy, as well as how you plan to manage your defined-benefit assets and liabilities. Learn more and take the survey. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ROI calculator: What does RMIS mean to your organization?
    In this eSolutions blog article, experts discuss how to calculate the benefit of using a RMIS to manage your program and gain free access to an easy to use online calculator. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
--Henri Frédéric Amiel,
Swiss philosopher, poet and critic


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