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12/12/12 Aon plc Announces Final Results and Settlement of Exchange Offer
 Aon plc (the "Company") (NYSE: AON) announced today the final results and settlement of its offer to exchange Aon Corporation's outstanding 8.205% Junior Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures due January 2027 (the "Old Notes") for the Company's new Senior Notes due December 12, 2042 (Guaranteed by Aon Corporation) (the "New Notes") and cash (the "Exchange Offer"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Exchange Offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of December 11, 2012 (the "Expiration Date"). Based on information provided by D.F. King & Co., Inc., the exchange agent for the Exchange Offer, as of the Expiration Date, $165,946,000 aggregate principal amount of the Old Notes had been validly tendered for exchange and not validly withdrawn. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the Exchange Offer, the Company has accepted all of the Old Notes that were tendered for exchange.  The Exchange Offer...
12/06/12 Aon plc Announces Pricing Terms and Early Participation Results of Exchange Offer
Aon plc (the "Company") (NYSE: AON) announced today the pricing terms of its offer to exchange Aon Corporation's outstanding debentures as set forth in the table below (the "Old Notes") for the Company's new Senior Notes due December 12, 2042 (Guaranteed by Aon Corporation)  (the "New Notes") and cash (the "Exchange Offer"), determined as of 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 6, 2012 (the "Price Determination Date") in accordance with the terms set out in the Company's confidential offering memorandum dated November 13, 2012, as amended by the Company's press releases dated November 28, 2012 and December 3, 2012 (as amended, the "Confidential Offering Memorandum"), and the related letter of transmittal.  The Company also announced that as of the Early Participation Date, which was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 5, 2012, the Company had received tenders from the holders of approximately $165,946,000 aggregate principal amount of the Old Notes....
12/06/12 UK flood insurance losses hit five year high following November deluge, according to Impact Forecasting catastrophe report
Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during November 2012. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The report reveals that the United Kingdom was subject to a period of torrential rain during the month, which killed at least four people and damaged more than 1,100 homes. A report from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers noted that the floods were likely to cost insurers as much as GBP500 million (USD800 million). This would raise UK flood insurance losses to around GBP1 billion (USD1.6 billion) for 2012, making it the costliest flood year since 2007, during which more than GBP3 billion (USD4.8 billion) claims were processed. Also in Europe, excessive...
12/03/12 Aon plc Announces Waiver of Minimum Issue Condition for its Exchange Offer, Temporary Reinstatement of Withdrawal Rights and Current Exchange Offer Results
 Aon plc (the "Company") (NYSE: AON) announced today that in connection with its previously announced offer to exchange Aon Corporation's outstanding debentures as set forth in the table below (the "Old Notes") for the Company's new Senior Notes due December 12, 2042 (Guaranteed by Aon Corporation)  (the "New Notes") and cash (the "Exchange Offer"), it has waived the Exchange Offer condition that a minimum of $250 million aggregate principal amount of New Notes be issued in exchange for Old Notes (the "Minimum Issue Condition"). The Company also announced that as of the Early Participation Date, which was 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 30, 2012, the Company had received tenders from the holders of approximately $164,582,000 aggregate principal amount of the Old Notes.  The Company also announced that it has extended the Early Participation Date and Price Determination Date and has temporarily reinstated the withdrawal rights that had expired at 5:00...
12/03/12 Organisations in Central and Eastern Europe with High Employee Engagement Are Achieving Better Business Results, Says Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt, the human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON) has announced the results of its annual Best Employers study for the Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) region. The top regional Best Employers by category were announced at a ceremony in Sofia, Bulgaria. The research shows a strong correlation between high employee engagement and better business results. On average, CEE Best Employers companies: out-perform on financial targets (108% of EBITDA goal realisation versus 93% for other organisations), have lower staff turnover rates (6% turnover versus 9% for the rest of the organisations), have lower absenteeism (3.5 day/employee versus 5.5 day/employee in the rest). The study, which Aon Hewitt has run in Central and Eastern Europe since 2001, recognises companies that stand out from their peers through the high quality and effectiveness of their HR practices which have a positive impact on business results. The study looks at both employer and employee perspectives...
11/28/12 Aon plc Announces Extension of the Early Participation Date and Price Determination Date for its Previously Announced Exchange Offer
Aon plc (the "Company") (NYSE: AON – News) announced today that it has extended the Early Participation Date and Price Determination Date in connection with its previously announced offer to exchange Aon Corporation's outstanding debentures as set forth in the table below (the "Old Notes") for the Company's new Senior Notes due December 12, 2042 (Guaranteed by Aon Corporation) (the "New Notes") and cash (the "Exchange Offer"). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Early Participation Date for the Exchange Offer, which was previously 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 27, 2012, has been extended to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 30, 2012. The Price Determination Date, which was previously 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 28, 2012, has been extended to 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 3, 2012. All other terms of the Exchange Offer, as described in the Confidential Offering Memorandum dated November 13, 2012 (the...
11/14/12 Aon Receives Perfect Rating on Corporate Equality Index for Sixth Straight Year
 Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced that for the sixth straight year the firm has received a perfect 100 percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121114/CG12729LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The 2013 Corporate Equality Index rated 889 companies on the extent to which they protected their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, consumers and investors. Of the 889, only 252 companies received a perfect score. To achieve a perfect score and the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality," companies must have fully inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate organizational LGBT competency, evidence their commitment to equality publicly and exercise responsible...
11/13/12 Aon plc Commences Exchange Offer for Aon Corporation's Outstanding Junior Subordinated Debentures dues 2027 from Eligible Holders
Aon plc (the "Company") (NYSE: AON – News) announced today the commencement of a private offer to exchange Aon Corporation's outstanding debentures as set forth in the table below (the "Old Notes") for the Company's new Senior Notes due December 12, 2042 (Guaranteed by Aon Corporation)  (the "New Notes") and cash (the "Exchange Offer"). (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Exchange Offer is being conducted by the Company upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in a confidential offering memorandum, dated November 13, 2012, and related letter of transmittal. The Exchange Offer is only extended, and copies of the offering documents will only be made available, to a holder of Old Notes that has certified its status as (1) a "qualified institutional buyer" as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or (2) (A) a person who is not a "U.S. person" as defined in Regulation S under the...
11/08/12 Early U.S. state government figures estimate economic loss from Sandy at USD30 billion, according to Impact Forecasting catastrophe report
 Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, today releases the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during October 2012. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The report reveals that Hurricane Sandy will become one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history after causing extensive damage with 113 dead. In addition, four other tropical cyclones also caused impacts around the globe during the month of October. Sandy made landfall in the U.S. state of New Jersey as a post-tropical cyclone, causing exceptional damage in the state and also in New York City. Heavy rainfall, storm surge, high winds, inland flooding, fires and heavy snow were all recorded in association with Sandy, as up to 60 million people in 24 states...
11/07/12 Aon Hewitt Experts Available to Discuss Impact of 2012 Elections on Key HR Issues
With President Barack Obama elected for a second term, U.S. employers are now assessing the implications of the 2012 election and how regulations enacted during the President's first term and future legislation could potentially impact their health, retirement and talent strategies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO)   Experts from Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), are available to provide an independent analysis of likely actions around existing and potentially new top HR issues, including: The looming fiscal cliff and the potential impact to employers including the end to payroll tax cuts The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and what employers need to do to prepare for pending regulations The future of various proposals to reform retirement systems, the prospects for private pensions and the use of pre-tax vs. after-tax contributions in 401(k) and other retirement savings programs Talent...
11/07/12 Aon Risk Solutions helping businesses recover following Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy
 Even as civil authorities work to open its office at 199 Water St. in lower Manhattan, Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), continues to help organizations recover following Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Before Sandy made landfall, Aon enacted its business continuity plan, which was designed and tested to allow the global organization to remain fully functional during such weather-related events. "With our strong network of offices in the New York area, colleagues are using Aon facilities in midtown Manhattan, Jericho, N.Y., Stamford, Conn., and Morristown, N.J., to serve clients," said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. Retail Operations. "We are the world's largest insurance broker and risk adviser. Our size and global network give us the flexibility to be nimble and respond to client needs without missing a beat." "Our breadth of talent enables us to support...
11/06/12 Aon launches Flood Secure, an insurance facility providing replacement coverage for organizations that suffered flood-related claims
 In the wake of Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy, Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), announced today that it created Flood Secure, a new insurance facility providing replacement coverage to U.S. organizations that have impaired aggregated flood limits on their property policy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Flood Secure reinstates exhausted or eroded flood limits of liability to help ensure organizations have replacement coverage for subsequent events. Coverage will match existing policy wording and provide immediate reinstatement of a client's impaired flood limit, including high hazard flood zones, for up to $25 million for any one occurrence/reinstatement term aggregate limit of liability. Additional limits of liability are available. The facility provides pro-rata pricing for reinstated limits and terms of less than 12 months for major commercial property programs that will renew between January and June...
11/01/12 Retailers Hiring More Seasonal Employees This Year Than Last, According to New Survey by Aon Hewitt and HireVue
Majority of Retail Hiring Managers Say Seasonal Hires are the Best Way to Source Permanent Employees  Holiday hiring is expected to rise as U.S. retailers anticipate increased consumer spending this holiday season, according to a new survey from Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), and HireVue, an on-demand digital interviewing platform provider. According to the survey, 53 percent of retail managers expect customers to spend more this year, and as a result, 48 percent plan to hire more seasonal workers than they did last year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Aon Hewitt-HireVue Holiday Retail survey 1 of over 500 U.S. retail managers also reveals that the tenure for seasonal employees might not expire with the end of the holiday season. More than 80 percent of retail managers with hiring authority believe seasonal hires are the best way to find full-time employee prospects. In fact, 28 percent...
10/26/12 Aon Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
Third Quarter Summary EPS from continuing operations, adjusted for certain items, increased 8% to $0.95 Risk Solutions revenue was flat at $1.8 billion with organic revenue growth of 3% Risk Solutions operating margin was 17.4% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, decreased 20 basis points to 20.0% HR Solutions revenue increased 1% to $971 million with organic revenue growth of 4% HR Solutions operating margin was 8.2% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 150 basis points to 17.5% Cash flow from operations increased 63% to $598 million Repurchased 5.4 million Class A ordinary shares for approximately $275 million Announced that the first fully insured multi-carrier corporate health care exchange will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2012 with more than 100,000 participants Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the three months ended September 30, 2012.  Net income attributable to Aon shareholders from continuing operations...
10/25/12 Aon Closes Patent Risk Gap With Exclusive Patent Risk Management Solution From RPX
CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Noting that mitigating the risks associated with patent liability calls for a market-based patent strategy, Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), announced today it will distribute exclusively non-practicing entity patent litigation insurance from RPX Corporation (Nasdaq:RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, to help small- and medium-sized technology clients better manage and mitigate patent risk. "Aon recognized that its clients were in need of a comprehensive solution and partnered with RPX to provide access to unmatched patent risk management strategies," said Shawn Ram, managing director and Technology Practice leader for Aon Risk Solutions. "RPX and Aon came together to build this insurance offering, which will empower results for small- to medium-sized businesses experiencing increased non-practicing entity attention and risk." "Through its risk consulting expertise,...
10/22/12 Aon Hewitt to Acquire Leading Workday Implementation Firm
Acquisition of OmniPoint's Workday Services Company Enhances Aon Hewitt's Ability to Meet Growing Client Demand for Workday HR Platform Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announced its intention to acquire OmniPoint's Workday Services company, a leading deployment and integration firm and key partner of Workday, a market leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) HR solutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Once the transaction is closed, Aon Hewitt will be able to significantly expand and accelerate its Workday capabilities, which include providing HR technology and services to mid-sized and large, global organizations. The acquisition will make Aon Hewitt the only company in the industry to offer an end-to-end resource for designing, building and operating the Workday HR platform.  "As today's workforce continues to rapidly evolve, Aon Hewitt is shaping the HR industry and staying ahead of current...
10/17/12 Physician employment and legislative trends top issues for hospital risk managers, according to annual Aon/ASHRM report
 The health care field is undergoing a fundamental change in the way care is delivered and financed, reshaping the risks organizations face on a daily basis. According to the 13th annual Aon/ASHRM Hospital and Physician Professional Liability Benchmark report, released today by Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), hospital risk managers are grappling with greater physician integration and changes in state legislation that influence professional liability costs. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) State Legislation New types of state legislation are emerging as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. Two states recently enacted laws that address professional liability, or medical malpractice, and are focused on delivering quick and fair compensation to patients suffering a medical injury.   Massachusetts enacted a law that adopts a mandatory 180-day cooling off period, where providers are given...
10/12/12 Aon plc. : Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend
News from Aon For Immediate Release Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend LONDON - October 12, 2012 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1575 per share on outstanding Class A ordinary shares. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on November 1, 2012. About Aon
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management , insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 62,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker , best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for...
10/11/12 Aon plc. : Aon Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
News from Aon For Immediate Release   Aon Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call LONDON - October 11, 2012 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) plans to announce third quarter 2012 results on Friday, October 26, 2012 in a news release to be issued before the market opens.  Greg Case, president and CEO, will host a conference call at 7:30 am Central Time on Friday, October 26, 2012.  The conference call will be broadcast live through Aon's website at www.aon.com. Adobe Flash is required to listen to this webcast. A replay will be available shortly after the live webcast.  The earnings release and supplemental slide presentation will be available on Aon's web site at www.aon.com. About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 62,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120...
10/10/12 Aon Hewitt and American Benefits Institute Survey Shows Multinational Companies Want Increased Control of Global Benefits Programs
  Aon Hewitt , the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today released the results of its 2012 Corporate Governance of Global Employee Benefits Study, conducted in partnership with the American Benefits Institute . The study finds that multinational companies are aiming to significantly increase the corporate control and oversight of their employee benefit programs worldwide with the intention of countering rising costs and financial risks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) However, the study, based on insights from global benefits directors at 140 of the largest multinational companies based in the U.S. and Europe , reveals most employers are still allowing flexibility for their local operations to make decisions—corporate policies tend to be more a guideline rather than a mandate for local operations. Fewer than one-in-five companies say they are confident that local practices are in line with corporate guidelines and...
10/08/12 Aon Hewitt Advises Workers to Do Their Homework Before Enrolling in Benefits this Open Enrollment Season
U.S. employees soon will be asked to make decisions about their 2013 benefits during open enrollment season. According to Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the benefits offered to employees next year may be impacted by a number of factors, including rising health care costs, the declining health of the population and phase-in of provisions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) According to Aon Hewitt, 55 percent of employees default to their current benefit coverage for the coming year, instead of actively reassessing their plan options. What many workers do not realize is that the old selection may not be the best option. Data from Aon Hewitt shows health care costs are expected to rise 6.3 percent in 2013 to $11,188 per employee, compared to $10,522 in 2012. In most cases, employers still shoulder much of the cost, but workers should expect to...
10/04/12 Asia facing $8bn economic loss as September flooding takes its toll, according to Aon Benfield catastrophe report
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today releases the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during September. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that seasonal monsoonal rains caused significant flooding across parts of Asia during the month. Of the more than USD7.5 billion in economic losses recorded in Asia, China sustained much of that loss as two separate flood events affected several provinces. The most costly occurred during a six-day stretch, in which the Ministry of Civil Affairs confirmed economic losses of at least CNY31.1 billion (USD4.92 billion) across six provinces. In Pakistan, at least 442 people have been killed and 2,912 others injured following persistent heavy rains and flooding that...
10/04/12 Reputation Review 2012 report: Supply chain focus can make the difference between organization growth and failure post-crisis
 When examining the dynamic between corporate reputation and financial performance, it is important to study the effects of large-scale crises, whether manmade or driven by external forces. Events such as the Japan tsunami and earthquake as well as various accounting scandals, have caused many organizations to lose value, according to the Aon-sponsored Reputation Review 2012 report recently issued by Oxford Metrica, an independent analytics and advisory firm. Seven of 10 companies measured in the report that were impacted by disasters in 2011 lost more than one-third of their value and two companies lost almost 90 percent. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) "While the principles of reputation recovery are made more vivid by crisis, they apply equally to lesser events that can still damage a company's reputation," said Randy Nornes, executive vice president with Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). "Last...
10/03/12 Aon Hewitt Analysis Shows Record-Low Health Care Cost Increases in 2012
Rate of Increase Projected to Rise in 2013, With Total Employee Cost Inching Toward $5,000 In 2012, U.S. companies and their employees saw the lowest health care premium rate increases in six years, according to an analysis by Aon Hewitt , the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). The average health care premium rate increase for large employers in 2012 was 4.9 percent, down from 8.5 percent in 2011 and 6.2 percent in 2010. In 2013, however, average health care premium increases are projected to jump up to 6.3 percent. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon Hewitt's analysis showed the average health care cost per employee was $10,522 in 2012, up from $10,034 in 2011. The portion of the total health care premium that employees were asked to contribute toward this premium cost was $2,204 in 2012, compared to $2,090 in 2011. Meanwhile, average employee out-of-pocket costs, such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles, were...
09/27/12 More Than 100,000 U.S. Employees to Enroll in Health Benefits through Aon Hewitt's Corporate Health Exchange This Fall
Nation's First and Only Fully Insured Multi-Carrier Corporate Health Exchange to Offer Employees a Wide Range of Benefits from Nine Unique National and Regional Insurance Carriers  Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announced more than 100,000 U.S. employees will be enrolling in health benefits through its fully insured, multi-carrier corporate health care exchange this fall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon Hewitt's Corporate Exchange is a full-service model that includes a full suite of consumer-based decision support tools that turns selecting health benefits into a retail shopping experience. Similar to the 20 million employees and families for whom Aon Hewitt administers health benefits, individuals in Aon Hewitt's exchange will have access to a wide range of benefits experts and advisors, including its industry-leading Advocacy Support team, to answer questions and provide...
09/26/12 Aon Hewitt Survey Shows Most Employers Considering Move Towards Exchange-Based Individual Market Strategies for Retiree Medical Programs
 Driven by changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), most employers are reevaluating their retiree health care strategy and are considering implementing strategies that open access to the individual Medicare plan market through health care exchanges, according to a new survey by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc. (NYSE: AON). According to Aon Hewitt's 2012 survey of almost 450 private and public plan sponsors representing 5.8 million retirees, 6 in 10 employers have reviewed or are currently reviewing their retiree health care strategies and are considering alternatives in order to leverage opportunities created by the PPACA. Of those employers planning changes,63 percent are currently implementing or are considering moving towards an individual market strategy, where they would leverage a health exchange partnership. Aon Hewitt estimates that approximately two-thirds of Medicare-eligible retirees in the U.S. are...
09/18/12 Aon named to 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies List
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced it has been named to Working Mother magazine's list of 100 Best Companies for 2012. Aon was recognized for its flexible work programs and commitment to developing and empowering women across all levels.  2012 marks the second year in a row that Aon has been named to the list. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) "Aon is committed to attracting and retaining unmatched talent across the globe," said Greg Besio, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Aon. "We pride ourselves on fostering a work environment and culture that allows mothers to reach their full potential while providing them with the flexibility and resources to help them balance their personal and professional lives." Companies were selected for the 2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with over 650...
09/17/12 New Aon Hewitt Survey Shows Growing Prevalence of Consumer-Driven Health Plans
Consumer-Driven Health Plans Leap Ahead of HMOs as Second Most Common Plan Design Consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) have surpassed health maintenance organizations (HMOs) to become the second most common plan design offered by U.S. employers, according to new survey findings from Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON).  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon Hewitt's survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. employers representing over 20 million U.S. employees and their dependents found in 2011 that 58 percent of employers offered a CDHP and 38 percent offered HMO plans. Preferred provider organizations (PPOs) continue to be the most widely offered plans, with 79 percent of employers offering these plans in 2011. Among employers that offer CDHPs, health savings accounts (HSA) outpace health reimbursement arrangements (HRA) by two to one (34 percent versus 18 percent). However, Aon Hewitt's survey shows a higher number of...
09/17/12 Aon Hewitt expands Southeast Asia footprint with opening of new office in Jakarta
Company demonstrates regional strategy in key growth markets with simultaneous launch of Best Employers - 2013 Indonesia Study Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), announced today the opening of its new Jakarta office and the official launch of the Aon Hewitt brand and range of services in the Indonesia market. Indonesia is part of the firm's regional expansion strategy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) "The fast growing economy of Indonesia offers Aon Hewitt an important business opportunity as we continuously develop and affirm our presence throughout Southeast Asia. Aon Hewitt is built on a foundation of close partnerships and collaborative exchange with our clients. This new development demonstrates Aon Hewitt's commitment to expand our on-going presence in Indonesia and empower our clients with leading-edge human resource solutions," says Edouard Merette, CEO of Aon Hewitt Consulting in Asia Pacific. Aon...
09/10/12 Rating agency and regulatory changes driven by increasing ERM expectations and transparency
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today launches its annual Evolving Criteria report, which reviews the latest developments in rating agency protocol and examines important regulatory issues affecting the industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The report, entitled Looking Back to Anticipate Change Moving Forward, highlights key rating agency criteria and regulatory developments – including rating agency Standard & Poor's proposed rating methodologies – and the increasing importance of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in ratings frameworks. It also examines how economic capital models are being evaluated, the developments regarding Solvency II and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)'s Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA), and how ERM and increased transparency are common threads to many of the criteria changes. In addition, the report reviews rating agency trends...
09/10/12 Aon Benfield credit risk report confirms superior stability of reinsurance industry
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today launches a new report that assesses the creditworthiness of the global reinsurance industry through a series of comprehensive analytical techniques. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Credit Risk of Property Catastrophe Reinsurers examines the credit quality of reinsurers since 2000. The report notes that in the past 12 years, only eight reinsurers have been declared insolvent despite paying claims of more than USD150 billion from events including the World Trade Center attacks, hurricanes Rita, Wilma and Katrina, the Great Tohoku earthquake, and the Thailand floods.  These insolvencies represented less than one percent of global reinsurer capital. Further, those declared insolvent still managed to settle 99 percent of their outstanding obligations. Kelly Superczynski, Aon Benfield Head of Global Rating Agency Advisory, said: "In 2011...
08/13/12 Aon Hewitt Survey Shows Marginal Rise in Salary Increases in 2012; Spending on Performance-Based Awards Remains Strong
A new survey by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), reveals that salaries for U.S. workers continue to rise incrementally as concerns remain about the stability of the global economy. However, workers have the potential to offset low base pay increases through performance-based awards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) According to Aon Hewitt's survey of more than 1,300 U.S. companies, base pay increases for salaried exempt workers were 2.8 percent in 2012, up marginally from 2.7 percent in 2011. Salaries have inched upwards year-over-year since 2009 when pay increases reached an all-time low of 1.8 percent. Pay increases are expected to rise slightly in 2013. For executives, salaried exempt and salaried nonexempt workers, Aon Hewitt projects base pay increases of 3.0 percent in 2013. "It is unlikely that salary increases will reach pre-recession levels of 4 .0 percent or higher any time soon," said Ken Abosch,...
08/09/12 Radford, an Aon Hewitt Company, Launches Industry-Leading Web Portal to Monitor Equity Incentive Plans With Relative TSR Metrics
The adoption of equity incentive plans with Relative Total Shareholder Return ("Relative TSR") metrics continues to surge as investors demand stronger links between shareholder value creation and executive compensation. Radford's new web portal, www.RelativeTSR.com, explores the design, implementation and management of Relative TSR plans in unmatched detail. As shareholders call for closer links between executive compensation and corporate performance, companies continue to migrate toward the use of performance-based equity over traditional stock options and restricted shares. In particular, performance-based equity plans using Relative Total Shareholder Return ("Relative TSR") metrics are on the rise. Radford's new web portal, launched today at www.RelativeTSR.com, explores Relative TSR plans in unmatched detail and reveals a number of emerging trends. Key findings are presented below. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Relative TSR Is the Top Metric for...
08/08/12 Aon Hewitt Survey Shows Use of Incentives Grows as U.S. Employers Look to Improve Workforce Health and Productivity
 U.S. employers are increasingly relying on incentives to drive participation in health programs and encouraging employees and their families to take better care of themselves, according to new survey findings from Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110901/CG60760-a) Aon Hewitt's survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. employers representing over 20 million U.S. employees and their dependents found that 84 percent now offer employees incentives for participating in a health risk questionnaire (HRQ) and almost two-thirds (64 percent) offer an incentive for participation in biometric screenings. Just over half (51 percent) provide incentives to employees who participate in health improvement and wellness programs. The use of monetary incentives, in particular, has increased dramatically over the past year. In 2012, 59 percent of employers used monetary incentives to promote participation in wellness and...
08/07/12 Aon Hewitt Congratulates Clients Named as Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles by National Business Group on Health
 Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today congratulated its valued clients who were recently named as Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles by the National Business Group on Health, including Cardinal Health, HP, Ingersoll Rand, JPMorgan Chase, McKesson, Michelin and NextEra Energy, among others. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles awards recognize the most outstanding workplace well-being programs—programs that are comprehensive, achieve strong levels of engagement and improve health outcomes. Winners are selected by an independent panel of judges. Approximately one-third of the 66 organizations named as Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles have worked with Aon Hewitt to design, implement and/or communicate comprehensive health and wellness strategies to employees and their families. "Efforts to alter the rate of growth in health care costs must begin with employer...
08/07/12 Flooding in China during July causes USD8.3bn of economic losses, according to Aon Benfield catastrophe report
Insurance industry faces agriculture losses from China to the U.S.  Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today releases the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during July. Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that flooding caused more than USD8.3 billion in economic losses across China during July, while the worst drought in decades worsened across much of the United States. Severe weather also prompted widespread damage in parts of the U.S. and Europe. Heavy rainfall in China spawned flooding and landslides in nearly two-dozen provinces, leading to 324 deaths, at least 475,000 homes destroyed or damaged and more than 1.66 million hectares (4.1 million acres) of cropland affected, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA). Total combined economic losses...
07/31/12 Aon to be Manchester United's business to business title sponsor
 Aon Plc (NYSE:AON), the world's leader in risk management and human resource solutions, and Manchester United, the world's most popular football club, today announced a new groundbreaking program that will harness the high levels of awareness both organizations enjoy into a unique state of the art business-to-business network and community engagement programs.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) In 2014 Aon plans to transition into a second phase of its relationship with Manchester United by becoming the title sponsor of both Manchester United's Business Network and the Manchester United Foundation.  Aon continues to be the Manchester United Primary Shirt Sponsor for two more seasons. Aon's primary reason for its original shirt partnership was to unite its over 60,000 colleagues world-wide, across 120 countries.  Aon has made great progress on that objective while achieving its brand awareness objectives, with metrics now consistent...
07/27/12 Aon Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
- Total revenue was $2.8 billion with organic revenue growth of 4% - - EPS from continuing operations was $0.73 - Second Quarter Summary - EPS from continuing operations, adjusted for certain items, was $1.02 - Risk Solutions revenue decreased 1% to $1.9 billion with organic revenue growth of 4% - Risk Solutions operating margin was 20.2% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 80 basis points to 21.9% - HR Solutions revenue increased 3% to $931 million with organic revenue growth of 4% - HR Solutions operating margin was 6.2% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, decreased 440 basis points to 15.4% - Repurchased 5.3 million Class A ordinary shares for approximately $250 million - On April 2, 2012, the Company completed its change in corporate domicile of the parent company of the Aon group of companies from Delaware to the U.K. - On April 19, 2012, the Company announced the authorization of a $5 billion share repurchase program and a 5%...
07/25/12 Insurance-linked securities issuance breaches $2bn in second quarter, according to Aon Benfield ILS study
 Aon Benfield Securities, the investment banking division of global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor Aon Benfield, today launches its latest report on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, which reviews the key trends witnessed during the second quarter of 2012. The Insurance-Linked Securities Second Quarter Update 2012 reveals that catastrophe bond issuance for the period reached USD2.1bn as investors continued to deploy capital into the sector. Retaining strong momentum from Q1, where ILS issuance reached record levels with USD1.5bn of deals brought to market, a total of seven transactions closed during Q2 2012, featuring both new and repeat sponsors. Meanwhile, in contrast to the negative returns of Q1 2012, Aon Benfield's ILS Indices rebounded in Q2 to all post mark-to market gains. The All Bond and BB-Rated Bond Indices increased by 2.74 percent and 2.49 percent respectively, while the U.S. Hurricane Bond and U.S. Earthquake Bond Indices increased by 1.94...
07/17/12 Hewitt EnnisKnupp Launches Institutional Advisory Solutions Practice
Dedicated Unit to Provide Financial Services Organizations with Full Spectrum of Institutional Investment Management Solutions Hewitt EnnisKnupp, an Aon plc company (NYSE: AON) with more than 460 clients and $2 trillion in assets under advisement, today announced it has established an Institutional Advisory Solutions practice that will provide a full spectrum of institutional investment management solutions to financial services organizations around the world, including insurance companies, private banks, broker dealers and ultra high net worth platforms. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The newly formed practice will provide clients with tailored solutions including asset allocation, investment manager research, risk management and portfolio construction advisory as well as custom alternative solutions across hedge funds, private equity and real estate. "Institutional investing is becoming increasingly complex, and financial services organizations are...
07/12/12 Aon plc : Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend
News from Aon For Immediate Release Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend CHICAGO, IL - July 12, 2012 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.1575 per share on outstanding Class A ordinary shares. The dividend is payable on August 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on August 1, 2012. About Aon
Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit www.aon.com for...
07/11/12 Aon plc. : Aon Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
News from Aon For Immediate Release    Aon Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call CHICAGO, IL - July 11, 2012 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) plans to announce second quarter 2012 results on Friday, July 27, 2012 in a news release to be issued before the market opens.  Greg Case, president and CEO, will host a conference call at 7:30 am Central Time on Friday, July 27, 2012.  The conference call will be broadcast live through Aon's website at www.aon.com. Adobe Flash is required to listen to this webcast. A replay will be available shortly after the live webcast.  The earnings release and supplemental slide presentation will be available on Aon's web site at www.aon.com. About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over...
07/10/12 U.S. severe weather insurance losses near $2bn in June, according to Aon Benfield catastrophe report
 Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today releases the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during June. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that several natural disaster events occurred across the United States during the month, the most costly being a severe weather event that spawned up to baseball-sized hail in parts of Texas and New Mexico. According to the Insurance Council of Texas, insured losses in the state will exceed USD1 billion, with more than 100,000 claims filed by the end of June. Meanwhile, a separate hail event in Colorado and Wyoming caused more than USD700 million in insured losses, according to local sources. At least 28 people were killed following a prolonged stretch of severe...
06/28/12 Aon Hewitt: U.S. Employers Need to Make Important Decisions on Health Strategies in Wake of U.S. Supreme Court's Landmark Ruling on Health Care Reform
Aon Hewitt Experts Available to Comment on Implications for Employers, Individuals and Insurance Companies Health care experts from Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), provided comment on today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upholds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (generally referred to as the ACA), which became law on March 23, 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) According to J.D. Piro, national practice leader in the Health Law Group of Aon Hewitt, "Now that the Court has ruled, U.S. employers will turn to executing the strategies for 2013 and 2014 that they have so far put on hold. In turn, agencies such as the Department of Labor, the Internal Revenue Service and Health and Human Services, will need to work overtime to issue the significant amount of guidance employers need to implement these rules."  Specifically, Aon Hewitt expects employers to: Focus on managing...
06/21/12 Aon Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Global Service Day and Release of 2012 Global Citizenship Report
Colleagues around the globe to complete 25,000 hours of community service  To celebrate its 25th anniversary as a global brand, Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading provider of global risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today is providing 25,000 hours of service in the communities in which it conducts business. Aon's Global Service Day, in which colleagues in more than 120 countries will volunteer their time and efforts, is an outgrowth of the firm's ongoing commitment to being a responsible global citizen. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon today also released its 2012 Global Citizenship Report, which presents the full scope of the firm's ability to empower results for clients, colleagues and communities around the world. The report highlights Aon's mission and social benefit, the work it performs on behalf of clients, its focus on ethics, governance and sustainability, and its global charitable contributions. As part of the...
06/20/12 Aon Hewitt to Provide Defined Contribution Services for State of California Employees
 Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has been selected to provide defined contribution administration, participant advisory and recordkeeping services for the California Department of Personnel Administration Savings Plus Program 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) plans available to most State of California employees.  (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO)   Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Aon Hewitt will manage retirement plan administration, customer service and employee communication services for approximately 300,000 participants, with combined assets of $8 billion in their defined contribution plans. Aon Hewitt's proposal will result in lower fees for members. The Savings Plus Program also will be introducing advisory services, which are designed to help participants achieve their retirement goals by providing access to savings, investing and retirement income planning advice. Independent investment advisor...
06/13/12 Hewitt EnnisKnupp Strengthens Industry-Leading Position in Investment Consulting
More than 460 clients and $2 trillion in assets under management  Enhancing its position as the leading investment consulting business in the U.S., Hewitt EnnisKnupp today announced  it has contracted with approximately 100 new client relationships since the start of 2012, giving the firm more than 460 clients and $2 trillion in assets under advisement. Hewitt EnnisKnupp is part of Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Successfully executing its growth strategy, Hewitt EnnisKnupp has expanded its client portfolio across all areas of the business, including 401(k)/defined contribution, 403(b), public pensions and across all alternative asset classes. The firm's U.S. Delegated business represents almost one-third of new client relationships so far in 2012, and currently has more than $17 billion in assets under management. Kemp Ross, senior partner...
06/12/12 New Aon Hewitt Research Shows U.S. Employees Making Progress toward Retirement Readiness
Two New Studies Highlight Impact of Defined Contribution Plan Design and Participant Behavior on Future Retirement Income Potential Stronger market returns and continued retirement savings behaviors by employees over the past few years have helped U.S. workers make progress in closing the gap between the amount of money they need to meet their financial needs in retirement and what they are on track to accumulate, according to two new research reports by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110901/CG60760-a) When factoring in inflation and postretirement medical costs, Aon Hewitt projects employees will need 11 times their final pay in retirement resources, such as company-provided plans and personal savings, to meet their needs in retirement beyond Social Security. Aon Hewitt's analysis, The Real Deal: 2012 Retirement Income Adequacy at Large Companies, which examined the projected retirement levels...
06/07/12 Deadly Italy earthquakes result in $6bn economic loss, according to Aon Benfield catastrophe report
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today releases the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during May. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO ) Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that two earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks struck northern Italy within a nine-day period, killing 25 people, injuring more than 400 others and causing extensive damage to the cultural heritage throughout the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, in addition to businesses and personal property. An initial, combined economic loss estimate from both tremors stood at EUR5 billion (USD6.25 billion), following significant damage in the provinces of Modena, Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, Rovigo and Mantua. In Asia, severe and prolonged periods of rain impacted China throughout the...
06/06/12 U.S. insurers' reserve redundancy estimated to be USD11.7 billion at YE2011 according to Aon Benfield study
 Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), has updated its U.S. insurance industry reserve adequacy study with year-end 2011 data.   (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The study, compiled by Aon Benfield Analytics, reveals that at YE2011 insurers' reserves were redundant by USD11.7 billion – or 2% of total booked reserves – compared with USD22.0 billion at YE2010, after the industry released USD12.7 billion of reserves during 2011. The YE2011 figure is comprised of redundancies in personal lines of USD7.6 billion (YE2010: USD6.5 billion); commercial property of USD1.0 billion (YE2010: USD1.5 billion); and commercial liability of USD6.7 billion (YE2010: USD9.9 billion), offset by deficiencies in workers' compensation of USD1.7 billion (YE2010: USD6.5 billion redundant), and financial guaranty of USD1.8 billion (YE2010: USD2.4 billion).  The effects of the U.S. economic downturn and less...
06/04/12 Aon Hewitt Survey Finds Positive Shift in Employee Engagement Worldwide
Career opportunities, employee recognition and organization reputation are top engagement drivers across the globe  After years of declining employee engagement levels around the world, a new analysis released today by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), showed a positive global shift in employee engagement—or emotional and intellectual involvement in the workplace. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon Hewitt's 2012 Global Engagement report, which analyzed employee engagement trends of more than 3,100 organizations representing 9.7 million employees worldwide, found that 58 percent of employees were engaged in 2011, up from 56 percent from 2010. Aon Hewitt's analysis showed improvements in employee perception scores in three key areas in 2011: Effective leadership at the business unit/division level was 61 percent, up from 54 percent in 2010 People/HR practices creating a positive work environment was 53...
06/01/12 Aon Affinity completes acquisition of Access Plans
Aon Affinity, the consumer, association and group program business of Aon Risk Solutions, today announced it completed on May 31 its acquisition of Access Plans, a marketing company specializing in turnkey, private-label membership benefit plans that provide discount products and services, protection benefits and retail services to more than one million customers in the United States and Canada. Aon Risk Solutions is the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon Affinity acquired Access Plans through the merger of a wholly owned subsidiary of Aon Affinity with Access Plans. This merger resulted in the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of and options to acquire Access Plans' common stock for an aggregate consideration of $70.102 million in cash.  Aon Affinity focuses on providing custom insurance and risk management programs to more than 200 major professional associations and corporations,...
05/25/12 Aon Hewitt and International Paper Partnership Honored With Outsourcing Excellence Award
 Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), and International Paper (NYSE: IP) announced today they were awarded an Outsourcing Excellence Award in recognition of their successful HR outsourcing partnership. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Outsourcing Excellence Awards are sponsored by the Outsourcing Center, an organization that helps companies gain a greater understanding of how they can create value through outsourcing. They are given annually to outsourcing relationships that demonstrate best practices, create and sustain a competitive advantage, provide business transformation, achieve value and benefit both buyer and service provider over time.  "Aon Hewitt and International Paper are pioneers in the HR outsourcing industry, and our long-standing partnership has enabled us to learn from one another and expand the scope of our services to better serve International Paper's employees," said Jonathan...
05/17/12 New York Ranked Lowest Risk City in the World to Recruit, Employ and Redeploy Workers, According to Aon Hewitt
People Risk Index helps organizations assess talent management risks to improve success of business operations  New York is the lowest risk city in the world for recruiting, employing and relocating employees, according to rankings released today by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO)   Aon Hewitt's 2012 People Risk Index measures the risks that organizations face with recruitment, employment and relocation in 131 cities worldwide by analyzing  factors as demographics, access to education, talent development, employment practices and government regulations. According to the index, Toronto, Singapore, Montreal and London rounded out the top five lowest risk cities in the world. Conversely, Lagos, Nigeria; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Baghdad, Iraq; Sana'a, Yemen; and Damascus, Syria represent the least desirable of the 131 cities for employers. "With increasing labor...
05/09/12 Aon Risk Solutions appointed exclusive risk advisor for EnviroMission Solar Tower, expected to be one of world's tallest structures
 Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has been appointed by global Solar Tower renewable energy technology developer EnviroMission Limited (OTCQX: EVOMY, ASX: EVM) as the exclusive provider of insurance placement and risk consulting services for the construction and operation of EnviroMission's first Solar Tower power station development in La Paz, Ariz. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) When completed, the La Paz Solar Tower is expected to be one of the world's tallest built structures. EnviroMission has a Power Purchase Agreement to sell solar-powered electricity from the 200MW La Paz Solar Tower power station to the Southern California Public Power Authority – a power sale agreement to supply SCPPA member utilities with clean, sustainable electricity, free from carbon emissions or reliance on fresh water resources for more than 100,000 typical U.S. households. "Aon is delighted to support EnviroMission in...
05/04/12 Aon Reports First Quarter 2012 Results
- Total revenue increased 3% to $2.8 billion with organic revenue growth of 4% - - EPS from continuing operations was $0.71 - First Quarter Summary - EPS from continuing operations, adjusted for certain items, was $0.98 - Risk Solutions revenue increased 3% to $1.9 billion with organic revenue growth of 4% - Risk Solutions operating margin was 19.2% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, decreased 20 basis points to 21.4% - HR Solutions revenue increased 3% to $945 million with organic revenue growth of 3% - HR Solutions operating margin was 7.7% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, decreased 180 basis points to 16.5% - Repurchased 2.1 million shares of common stock for approximately $100 million - Subsequent to the close of the first quarter, the Company completed its change in corporate domicile of the parent company of the Aon group of companies from Delaware to the U.K. - Subsequent to the close of the first quarter, the Company announced the...
05/03/12 U.S. severe weather insurance losses approach USD1 billion in April
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today releases the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during April. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that a series of severe weather events across central and southern sections of the United States caused upwards of USD1 billion in insured losses. Economic losses were even higher. During the month's most notable outbreak, multiple central states sustained widespread tornado, hail and wind damage. At least 94 tornado touchdowns were recorded during a 72-hour stretch. In Kansas, an EF-3 tornado just outside the city of Wichita affected at least 777 homes and 165 businesses. Additional tornado damage occurred in southwest Iowa and northwest Oklahoma, killing at least...
04/24/12 2012 European HR Barometer Shows That People Still Come First Despite Tough Economic Climate and Pressure on Cost Reduction
Respondents to the Seventh European HR Barometer maintain bold human capital plans for 2012 The 7th HR Barometer study, designed and carried out for the European Club for human resources (EChr) by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources business of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), has revealed that Europe's HR leaders are still maintaining ambitious people development plans despite a deterioration of the economic climate and pressures on cost reduction. Leonardo Sforza, chair of the EChr Scientific Committee and author of the study, said: "The slow and painful road to economic recovery is not discouraging successful multinationals from continuing to invest in their human capital and from demonstrating the belief that their people remain the most powerful engine for sustainable growth and innovation. "The relatively high proportion of European HR leaders who plan in 2012 to create new job opportunities and learning and development programmes for their existing workforces is a positive sign....
04/24/12 Civil unrest drives downgrades in 37 countries in Aon's annual risk assessment of global terrorism and political violence
Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), urges companies to ensure threats to business continuity are considered as 37 countries were downgraded in the Aon 2012 Terrorism & Political Violence Map , largely due to civil unrest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The continued effects of the global economic crisis were very much in evidence in 2011. As austerity measures and spending cuts took hold, civil unrest, riots, strikes and student protests were witnessed across large parts of Europe . This led to 43 percent of the downgrades in Aon's 2012 map. The UK, France , Germany , Italy , Portugal and Spain were all downgraded from low risk to medium risk. Dramatic political change in the Arab world continued to cause aftershocks in that region and beyond. Authoritarian governments in Africa and Asia took measures to protect themselves from similar challenges as civil unrest, property damage and localised protests...
04/19/12 AON : Aon Takes Actions to Maximize Total Return for Shareholders
News from Aon For Immediate Release     Aon Takes Actions to Maximize Total Return for Shareholders Authorizes $5 billion share repurchase program  Increases annual cash dividend 5% to $0.63 per share from $0.60   CHICAGO, IL - April 19, 2012 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a $5 billion share repurchase program and a 5% increase to its annual cash dividend paid quarterly on outstanding Class A ordinary shares. "We have taken significant steps to strengthen our industry-leading product portfolio, position the firm for strong free cash flow generation and increase financial flexibility," said Greg Case, president and chief executive officer. "Today's announced actions highlight our belief in the underlying strength of the firm and our continued focus on maximizing total return for shareholders." The Board of Directors authorized a $5 billion share repurchase program.  Up to $5 billion of Class A ordinary shares...
04/18/12 Industrial and materials industry facing risks on global scale, says Aon
The struggling global economy and recent catastrophes, including the Thailand floods and Japan earthquake and tsunami , have forced the global industrial and materials industry to change the way it views and prioritizes resources for risk response, according to the 2012 Industrial and Materials Industry Report released at the Risk and Insurance Management Society's annual conference and exhibition by Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) As the findings of Aon's 2011 Aon Global Risk Management Survey support, the three largest risks faced by companies in the global industrial and materials industry today are economic turmoil, commodity pricing fluctuations and business interruption , which includes supply chain disruption. A slow recovery in the U.S., prolonged economic stability issues in the European Union and a slowing market in China make it difficult to forecast demand. With...
04/17/12 AON Corporation : Aon Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call
News from Aon For Immediate Release   Aon Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Release and Conference Call CHICAGO, IL - April 17, 2012 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) plans to announce first quarter 2012 results on Friday, May 4, 2012 in a news release to be issued before the market opens.  Greg Case, president and CEO, will host a conference call at 7:30 am Central Time on Friday, May 4, 2012.  The conference call will be broadcast live through Aon's website at www.aon.com. Adobe Flash is required to listen to this webcast. A replay will be available shortly after the live webcast.  The earnings release and supplemental slide presentation will be available on Aon's web site at www.aon.com. About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120...
04/17/12 Aon Risk Solutions launches industry first: $50 million-limit wage and hour insurance product for large employers
Broker partners with leading carriers and legal defense experts to develop insurance program Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announced at the Risk and Insurance Management Society's annual conference and exhibition the launch of a product to fill a void for organizations in the U.S. with 10,000+ employees: the long-standing uninsurable wage and hour risk. The policy provides coverage for defense and indemnity costs whether the organization settles out of court or goes to trial. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Wage and hour claims are a frequent impetus for class action lawsuits and represent a concern for virtually all employers. The Department of Labor reports nearly 80 percent of U.S. employers are in violation of at least some aspect of the associated complex federal laws. Wage and hour class action claims can include allegations of failure to pay overtime and failure to pay for time spent changing...
04/16/12 Cultural factors key challenge for consistent global risk management implementation in emerging markets: Aon Risk Maturity Index
Finding highlights need for increased attention to framework to manage complex global risks Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announced at the Risk and Insurance Management Society's annual conference and exhibition new findings from its Aon Risk Maturity Index, the award-winning, proprietary online tool created to empower risk and finance leaders to assess the development level of their organization's risk management structure and implementation. Participants most frequently identified cultural factors as a key challenge to instituting a consistent, global risk management approach in key emerging markets: Asia-Pacific (excluding Australia and New Zealand), Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East/Africa and South America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) "Just as an organization must consider cultural differences in its decisions around new market or product entry, it must also consider cultural...
04/05/12 U.S. severe weather insurance losses breach $1.2bn in March
 Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today releases the latest edition of its Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during March. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that a significant severe weather outbreak impacted parts of the U.S. Midwest, the Tennessee Valley and the Southeast during the first week of March, killing at least 41 people. The U.S. Storm Prediction Center (SPC) cited at least 65 tornado touchdowns, including two EF-4 tornadoes that caused extensive damage in parts of southern Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and southwest Ohio. Total economic losses were estimated at approximately USD2.0 billion, while insured losses are expected to breach USD1.1 billion amid more than 170,000 insurance claims. Additional U.S....
04/03/12 New Study Reveals Retirement Plans of African-Americans and Hispanics Hit Especially Hard During Tough Economy
The Ariel/Aon Hewitt study highlights disparities in 401(k) saving and investing behaviors by race and ethnicity following the Great Recession Continued economic uncertainty has led all workers to dip into their retirement savings, but minorities have been the hardest hit, according to a new study from Ariel Education Initiative and Aon Hewitt.  Compared to their Asian and white counterparts, African-American and Hispanic employees are eroding their retirement savings at an alarming rate. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Ariel/Aon Hewitt study, 401(k) Plans in Living Color II, examined the defined contribution (DC) plans of 60 large U.S. organizations, representing 2.4 million employees. It was conducted by Ariel Education Initiative, the nonprofit affiliate of Ariel Investments, and Aon Hewitt, the global human resources business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON). The Joint Center on Political and Economic Studies and The Raben Group also...
04/02/12 AON Corporation : Aon Completes Strategic Move to London
News from Aon       For Immediate Release   Aon Completes Strategic Move to London CHICAGO, IL - April 2, 2012 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON) announced today that it has completed its change in corporate domicile of the parent company of the Aon group of companies from Delaware to the U.K.   In connection with the transaction, which was effective at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time, each issued and outstanding share of common stock held by stockholders of Aon Corporation was converted into the right to receive one Class A Ordinary Share of Aon plc.  Shares of Aon plc are scheduled to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "AON" today. About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and...
04/02/12 Aon CFO Christa Davies to be honored at CFO magazine's 2012 Women in Finance Awards
 Christa Davies, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), has been nominated for CFO magazine's Women in Finance Awards. The awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the first annual CFO Women in Finance Conference held at Capitale in New York City. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Davies joined Aon in November 2007 as executive vice president, Global Finance, and became chief financial officer in March 2008. "Christa continues to be an outstanding leader and role model for our 60,000 global Aon colleagues, for our industry, and for those women who aspire to be among the next generation of leaders," said Greg Case, Aon's president and chief executive officer. "Her experience with complex global operations helped our firm successfully execute the two largest acquisitions in its history, and her strong financial leadership has helped Aon achieve significant revenue, margin, and earnings per...
03/22/12 Aon's "Pass It On" Program Wins People's Choice Social Media Marketing Award From BtoB Magazine
 Aon Corporation, the leading global provider of risk management services and human capital consulting, announced today that its "Pass It On" program was named the top business-to-business social media marketing program of the year in the non-tech category by the readers of BtoB Magazine. The announcement was made at BtoB Magazine's Social Media Marketing Awards ceremony on March 20 in San Francisco, CA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon's "Pass It On" program combines elements of employee engagement, community service and client partnerships to demonstrate to the world how Aon focuses every day on empowering results for its clients and communities.  Since October 2011, three regional route teams from Aon—Asia Pacific, EMEA, and the Americas—have been competing for points as they pass Manchester United footballs along three transcontinental routes covering approximately 180,000 kilometers, nearly four-and-a-half times the Earth's...
03/21/12 Aon Risk Maturity Index earns Business Insurance Innovation Award
Tool empowers risk and finance leaders to assess development and implementation of risk management structure Business Insurance magazine recently recognized Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), with a 2012 Innovation Award for the Aon Risk Maturity Index, a proprietary online tool created to empower risk and finance leaders to assess the level of development and implementation of their organization's risk management structure. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) "Changing risk management standards, increased regulatory requirements, rating agency scrutiny and an amplified board focus on risk management all contribute to the growing desire for a tool or method to objectively quantify the viability and maturity of existing organizational risk frameworks," said Michael Joiner, associate director of enterprise risk management for Aon Global Risk Consulting. "We answered our clients' need for this...
03/19/12 Aon Hewitt Signs a Preferred Partnership Agreement with HireVue to Give Clients Recruiting Advantage with Digital Interviews
First-of-its-kind partnership creates industry's most robust RPO offering  Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), today announced it signed a multi-year agreement with HireVue as part of a preferred partnership to offer clients its Digital Interview Platform™. The HireVue system is designed to modernize and enhance the recruitment process by improving quality, speed and consistency. This strategic partnership with HireVue means Aon Hewitt can provide clients the HireVue platform as a bundled solution, creating the industry's most comprehensive Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Through the HireVue platform, Aon Hewitt works with clients to create online interview guides with scientifically validated questions, ensuring consistency and objectivity across all interviews. The candidate is asked to record responses to the questions via webcam. This "on demand"...
03/09/12 Aon eSolutions survey reveals top 10 global risk technology influencers
 Aon eSolutions, the technology solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), today released the results of its 2012 Global Risk Technology Survey, which gathered information on how leading organizations view and use risk technology. The report offers a deeper understanding of how the use of risk technology has an impact on an organization's risk and data management and total cost of risk. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The number one benefit and driving force behind the use of risk technology is accurate and reliable data, according to the survey of more than 400 risk professionals from 57 countries representing a broad range of industries. The result, which was similar to the last survey conducted in 2009, indicates that organizations use risk management information systems, commonly known as RMIS, to manage business operations and generate accurate financial information. Aon Global Risk Technology Survey Top 10 Benefits of Technology...
03/08/12 Aon Hewitt Appoints Vincent Cornet as Compensation Practice Lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa
Aon Hewitt, the global human resources consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation (NYSE : AON) has announced that it has appointed Vincent Cornet to lead its compensation practice in Europe , Middle East and Africa . Based in Paris and with a team of 90 expert compensation consultants across the region, Vincent Cornet will help organisations tackle their reward and performance issues through: Base Pay and Variable Pay (cash and LTI) policies Targeted compensation strategies and programmes for executives, managers, and sales teams Employee ownership plans Compensation surveys and benchmarks Vincent Cornet has a wealth of knowledge through a wide professional experience as a consultant, a human resource director and a business leader. He has worked with numerous organisations on developing innovative approaches to reward and human resources strategies and policies. Before joining Aon Hewitt, Vincent worked for seven years at Altedia, a leading French consulting firm, first...
03/07/12 Employers Interested in Exploring a Corporate Health Exchange Model, Says Aon Hewitt
Organizations continue offering health coverage to employees, but examining options  March 23 marks two years since Health Care Reform legislation passed.  During this time, many employers have re-examined the way in which they provide health care benefits to employees.  While state exchanges will not be available to employers with more than 100 employees until at least 2017, organizations are exploring alternate health care models, such as Corporate Exchanges*, to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care plans to their employees. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), recently surveyed 562 employers nationwide and found that 94 percent are committed to offering and financially supporting health benefit coverage for their workforce in some form going forward.  Of those surveyed, 72 percent are very or somewhat interested in exploring if a...
03/07/12 Late February U.S. severe weather outbreak leads to damage losses
Aon Benfield , the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), today releases its latest Global Catastrophe Recap report , which analyzes the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during February. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Published by Impact Forecasting , the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that a powerful storm system resulted in a severe weather outbreak across parts of the central and eastern United States at the end of February, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 200 others. The U.S. Storm Prediction Center (SPC) confirmed at least 36 tornado touchdowns and hail and damaging winds in more than 10 states, with total economic and insured losses likely to reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars (USD). The outbreak was highlighted by an EF-4 tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois that caused considerable damage. Steve Jakubowski ,...
03/06/12 Aon Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve Strategic Move to London
 Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) announced today that its stockholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal to approve the previously announced change in corporate domicile of the parent company of the Aon group of companies from Delaware to the U.K. at a special stockholder meeting held at its office in Chicago, IL earlier today.  Ninety-eight percent of the votes cast by stockholders were for the approval of the proposed transaction, representing over 82% of the total outstanding voting stock of Aon Corporation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) The Company expects the transaction to close on or around April 2, 2012 subject to satisfaction of certain regulatory approvals and other closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement.  A press release will be issued with respect to the transaction upon its completion. About Aon Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance...
03/06/12 AON Corporation : Aon Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve Strategic Move to London
Aon Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve Strategic Move to London CHICAGO, IL - March 16, 2012 - Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) announced today that its stockholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal to approve the previously announced change in corporate domicile of the parent company of the Aon group of companies from Delaware to the U.K. at a special stockholder meeting held at its office in Chicago, IL earlier today.  Ninety-eight percent of the votes cast by stockholders were for the approval of the proposed transaction, representing over 82% of the total outstanding voting stock of Aon Corporation. The Company expects the transaction to close on or around April 2, 2012 subject to satisfaction of certain regulatory approvals and other closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement.  A press release will be issued with respect to the transaction upon its completion. About Aon Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management,...
02/28/12 Aon Risk Solutions brokers dominate field of Risk & Insurance Magazine's Power Brokers for third consecutive year
For the third year in a row, more brokers from Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), were named Power Brokers ® by Risk & Insurance magazine than any other firm. Aon brokers earned 35 of the 126 Power Broker designations, and represented half of all finalists. Aon professionals dominated six categories: Fine Arts , Global , Pharmaceuticals , Retail/Wholesale , Telecommunications and Workers' Compensation . (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Carol Murphy and Howard Tollin earned Responsibility Leader ® designations as well, which were presented to 10 Power Brokers whose achievements not only benefit their clients and company, but also positively impact their communities. Fifteen Aon brokers out of the 42 selected made the magazine's Under 40s list, which identifies rising stars in the insurance industry. Continuing his winning streak, Marshall Nadel , managing director of Aon Risk Solutions' Power...
02/27/12 Aon Affinity announces definitive agreement to acquire Access Plans
Aon Affinity, the consumer, association and group program business of Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Access Plans, a marketing company specializing in turnkey, private-label membership benefit plans that provide discount products and services, protection benefits and retail services to more than one million customers in the United States and Canada. The boards of directors of both companies have approved the agreement under which Access Plans will merge with an Aon Affinity subsidiary. The holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of common stock of Access Plans executed written consents approving and adopting the merger agreement and the merger shortly after the execution of the definitive merger agreement by the parties. No additional shareholder action is required. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Under the terms...
02/09/12 AON Corporation : Aon Corporation to Present at the Annual Bank of America Merrill Lynch Insurance Conference
Aon Corporation to Present at the Annual Bank of America Merrill Lynch Insurance Conference CHICAGO, IL - February 9, 2012 - Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) today announced that Greg Case, President and CEO, will present at the Annual Bank of America Merrill Lynch Insurance Conference in New York on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 10:35 a.m. Eastern Time.  Interested parties may access a webcast of the presentation through Aon's website at www.aon.com or via the following URL address: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/baml/insurance2012/id75090000.cfm About Aon Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services.  Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise.  Aon...
02/08/12 Implications of Arab Spring and political transitions raise concerns for businesses around the world: Aon Political Risk Map
Interest in political risk insurance increasing as chief stakeholders take notice  While clarity has begun to emerge in some of the countries affected by the Arab Spring, the resulting tension has spurred or intensified protests in dozens of countries, both within the region and elsewhere. According to Aon's 2012 Political Risk Map released today, this remains a concern for businesses operating in those nations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO)  Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), measured political risk in 167 countries and territories to assess the risk level of exchange transfer, sovereign non-payment, political interference, supply chain disruption, legal and regulatory, and political violence. "These uprisings and protests remain a key concern in 2012 and we see this reflected in rating downgrades of several countries," said Roger Schwartz, senior vice president of political risk for Aon...
02/07/12 Aon Hewitt and the European Club for Human Resources Present the Results of the Seventh European HR Barometer
Special presentation on 21 February in Brussels Aon Hewitt (http://www.aonhewitt.com), the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), has announced that on 21 February it will present the results of its seventh European Human Resource Barometer (http://www.aon.com/human-capital-consulting/thought-leadership/leadership/article_EuropeanHRBarometer.jsp), the survey of senior HR professionals from leading companies in Europe. The event will take place in Brussels at the premises of the European Club for Human Resources (EChr), Avenue de Cortenbergh, 168. The survey, which Aon Hewitt conducted in partnership with the EChr, took place between December 2011 and January 2012 and gained views from more than 50 leading organisations from a wide range of industries and executives across Europe . The event in Brussels on 21 February will be an opportunity to review new pan-European trends and perspectives emerging from the survey results, and in...
02/07/12 Despite elevated frequency January sees no major natural disaster event, according to Aon Benfield catastrophe study
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON), today releases its latest Global Catastrophe Recap report, which analyses the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during January. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Published by Impact Forecasting, the firm's catastrophe modeling center of excellence, the report reveals that while there was no single major loss event throughout the month, a series of relatively small aggregated losses impacted insurers and economies. In the United Kingdom and Scandinavia, Windstorm Ulli killed at least two people early in the month and caused widespread damage. Thousands of insurance claims were filed in the affected regions, with total insured losses estimated at approximately GBP200 million (USD306 million). Elsewhere in Europe, prolonged low temperatures killed at least 306 people in the east of the continent, while in Japan, heavy snowfall from a series...
02/03/12 Aon Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
- Total revenue increased 3% to $3.0 billion with organic revenue growth of 3% - - EPS from continuing operations increased 22% to $0.82 - Fourth Quarter Summary - EPS from continuing operations, adjusted for certain items, increased 15% to $0.97 - Risk Solutions revenue increased 3% to $1.8 billion with organic revenue growth of 3% - Risk Solutions operating margin was 18.9% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, decreased 10 basis points to 21.8% - HR Solutions revenue increased 3% to $1.2 billion with organic revenue growth of 3% - HR Solutions operating margin was 11.3% and the operating margin, adjusted for certain items, decreased 120 basis points to 12.4% - Subsequent to the close of the fourth quarter, the Company announced the intention to change its jurisdiction of incorporation from Delaware to the U.K., pending shareholder approval and satisfaction of other conditions Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year...
01/26/12 AON Corporation : Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, IL - January 11, 2012 - Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share on outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on February 15, 2012 to stockholders of record on
February 1, 2012. About Aon Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management , insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker , best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit http://www.aon.com/ for more information on Aon and...
01/25/12 Aon Hewitt Survey Finds Employers Doubtful About Workers Ability to Adequately Prepare for Retirement
Plan Sponsors are Refining and Enhancing their Retirement Plans to Help Employees Meet Savings Goals As the economy continues to falter, employers have become increasingly reticent about their employees' ability to successfully save for retirement, according to a new survey by Aon Hewitt, the global human resources consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON). In response, employers are embracing innovative solutions to help rethink their retirement benefits plan strategies and assist their employees in better preparing for retirement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Aon Hewitt surveyed more than 500 large U.S. employers, representing over 12 million employees, to determine their current and future retirement benefits strategy. According to the findings, just 4 percent of employers are very confident that their workers will retire with adequate retirement assets, down substantially from 30 percent in 2011. Additionally, only 10...
01/24/12 Emerging risks and evolving regulation demand companies pay attention: Aon and Data Privacy Day 2012
Global risk advisor outlines top five steps to safeguard data  On Jan. 28, companies around the world will recognize Data Privacy Day 2012, an annual international celebration designed to promote awareness about best privacy practices. Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), encourages companies to use Data Privacy Day as an opportunity to assess network risk practices and identify where improvement may be needed. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) "New risks, illustrated by the Carrier IQ mobile device privacy controversy, Zappos and Amazon's 24 million records breached, Sony's 100 million records breached and recent hacktivist attacks, are emerging faster than most policies and IT departments can keep up," said Kevin Kalinich, global practice leader of cyber insurance for Aon Risk Solutions. "Organizations that think their network could never be a penetrable target need to think again." Companies...
01/24/12 AON Corporation : Aon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Aon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011
Earnings Release and Conference Call CHICAGO, IL - January 24, 2012 - Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) plans to announce fourth quarter 2011 results on Friday, February 3, 2012 in a news release to be issued before the market opens.  Greg Case, president and CEO, will host a conference call at 7:30 am Central Time on Friday, February 3, 2012.  The conference call will be broadcast live through Aon's website at www.aon.com. Adobe Flash is required to listen to this webcast. A replay will be available shortly after the live webcast.  The earnings release and supplemental slide presentation will be available on Aon's web site at www.aon.com. About Aon
Aon Corporation (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management , insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 61,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in...
01/18/12 Aon Hewitt and Birches Group Announce Partnership focused on Compensation Intelligence in Emerging Economies
Aon Hewitt , the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), and Birches Group LLC, a specialized human resources consultancy based in New York , announced today that Aon Hewitt will offer Birches Group compensation surveys to its clients in countries with emerging economies. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Through Birches Group's expertise, Aon Hewitt will enhance its survey reach in the developing world, including all of Africa , as well as the majority of markets in Asia , Central and Eastern Europe , the Middle East , Latin America and the Caribbean , and the Pacific. Aon Hewitt will be positioned as the premier global survey provider for its clients, with consistent and reliable data available in nearly every country where business is conducted. "Our new partnership with Birches Group enables us to meet our clients' compensation data needs as they expand globally, and places us squarely as the...
01/13/12 AON Corporation : Aon To Move Corporate Headquarters to London
Aon To Move Corporate Headquarters to London
   
- Drives global strategy and growth opportunities
- Chicago continues as headquarters for the Americas; gains 750 jobs Chicago, IL - January 13, 2012 - Describing it as an important step in the firm's global growth strategy, Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), the world's leading provider of risk management and HR solutions, today announced it will move its corporate headquarters to London.  The move provides greater access to emerging markets and takes better advantage of the strategic proximity to Lloyd's and the London market as one of the key international hubs of insurance and risk brokerage.   Aon's focus on identifying global opportunities in emerging markets will strengthen its ability to drive future growth, build innovative products, develop talent and deliver shareholder value.  Aon believes this move will also have several near- and long-term financial benefits, including increased...
01/10/12 Global economies face record $435bn natural disaster legacy from 2011, according to Aon Benfield annual catastrophe study
  Aon Benfield , the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), today releases its Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report , which aggregates and analyses the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during 2011. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100719/AQ37264LOGO) Published by Impact Forecasting , the firm's catastrophe model development center of excellence, the report reveals that the 12-month period was one of the most active on record for natural catastrophes, with 253 separate events that generated a record total economic loss of USD435 billion . At USD107 billion, the total insured loss from natural catastrophes during 2011 was the second highest on record, surpassed only by the USD120 billion insured loss witnessed in 2005, of which USD90 billion resulted from the major hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. This also marks a more than 280 percent increase from insured losses seen in 2010. The report...

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