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12/15/16 Global Medical Costs Expected to Increase in 2017 Despite Lower Rates of Inflation
New Aon analysis reveals non-communicable diseases continue to be primary drivers of cost increases While global inflation rates appear to be mitigating, average cost increases for employer-sponsored medical plans globally are continuing to rise, according to a new report from Aon. Average cost increases are projected to be 8.2 percent in 2017, up slightly from 8.1 percent in 2016. However, the average inflation rate in 2017 is projected to be 2.8 percent, down slightly from 2.9 percent in 2016. Aon's report reflects the medical trend expectations of employer-sponsored medical plans in more than 90 countries based on reported data from Aon professionals, clients and carriers represented in the portfolio of Aon medical plan business in each country. According to Aon, projected medical trend rates are expected to vary significantly by region. For example, countries in Latin America and the Middle East should expect to see a sizeable jump in average medical premium rate increases from...
11/25/16 Aon announces agreement to acquire leading health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm in Brazil
Admix strengthens Aon's consulting and brokerage capabilities in a key emerging market Aon today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Admix , a leading health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm in Brazil. Financial terms were not disclosed and the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. "The private health insurance market in Brazil has shown steady growth in recent years despite challenging macroeconomic conditions. We expect growth in this sector to accelerate as economic conditions improve and employers continue to look for ways to attract and retain key talent," said John Zern, CEO, Aon Health & Benefits. "Admix complements Aon's existing industry-leading capabilities, more than doubles our presence in Brazil and also expands our ability to serve clients in Latin America, and around the world." Admix is a recognized pioneer and innovator in health and benefits brokerage and solutions in Brazil that has been...
11/18/16 Nearly Half of Employers View Employer Mandate as Top Health Care Concern Going into 2017
New Aon data reveals health care issues that are top of mind for employers in the wake of the election With the results of the 2016 election now in the record books, Congress and the president are set to engage, for the second time in less than a decade, in a debate over the future of the United States health care system. According to a new pulse survey from Aon, nearly half (48 percent) of employers say the employer mandate is their primary health care concern going into the next administration. "Not surprisingly, there is heightened interest in the fate of the employer mandate, which currently places significant reporting obligations on employers, including how they report coverage, track service, and determine value and affordability," explained J.D. Piro, national practice leader of Aon's Health and Benefits Legal practice. "But it's important to realize that in the short term, these mandates—and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting obligations and penalties—remain in effect."...
11/09/16 Hurricane Matthew causes up to $15bn impact to US and Caribbean economies in October, according to Aon catastrophe report
Tropical cyclone damage results in $2.8bn economic loss in Asia during the month Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during October 2016 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that Hurricane Matthew swept through parts of the Caribbean and United States, killing 49 people in the U.S. – including 28 in North Carolina – and 552 people in the Caribbean, although the unofficial total in Haiti alone was as high as 1,600. Total U.S. economic losses from Matthew were forecast to range as high as USD10 billion , while public and private insurance losses were estimated to possibly reach USD5 billion . Much of the inland flood loss in North Carolina went uninsured due to low take-up of the U.S. government's National Flood...
11/07/16 Aon introduces new cyber solution in response to EU regulation on data protection
Sweeping changes to data protection law including stronger enforcement powers and higher fines will come into force for every organisation in every country having operations in the European Union (EU) on 25 May, 2018 with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. In response, Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , today announced the launch of Aon's EU Data Protect, a newly created comprehensive risk management solution that helps organisations prepare for the GDPR and protects against some of the potential financial impacts of the regulation. Aon's EU Data Protect includes: GDPR Readiness Assessment: A tool to assist organisations identify, prioritise and remediate gaps in their compliance programme and understand and mitigate data protection risks in accordance with GDPR Cyber Impact Analysis: Sophisticated modelling of the financial impact from data breaches under GDPR and more broadly to provide...
11/01/16 Aon Completes Acquisition of Risk Management Firm Stroz Friedberg
Acquisition expands Aon's world-class cyber risk management and response solutions Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), announced it has completed its acquisition of Stroz Friedberg, Inc ., a leading global risk management firm based in New York City , with offices across the U.S. and in London , Zurich , Dubai and Hong Kong . Financial terms were not disclosed. "We welcome our new Stroz Friedberg colleagues to Aon," said Mike O'Connor, chief executive officer, Aon Risk Solutions. "We have brought together two of the world's most highly-skilled and accomplished teams focused on cyber risk transfer, mitigation, advisory, and response. As we work to help clients understand and mitigate new and evolving risks in a rapidly changing world, they will now have access to the most advanced thinking and solutions in the industry." Stroz Friedberg's more than 550 colleagues are joining Aon's Cyber Solutions Group . Michael Patsalos-Fox , Stroz...
10/28/16 Aon Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results
Third Quarter Key Metrics - Reported revenue was flat at $2.7 billion, with organic revenue growth of 4% - Operating margin increased 30 basis points to 15.4%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 10 basis points to 18.0% - EPS increased 10% to $1.14, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, increased 4% to $1.29 - For the first nine months of 2016, cash flow from operations increased 14% to $1,475 million, and free cash flow increased 24% to $1,322 million Third Quarter Highlights - Repurchased 2.7 million Class A Ordinary Shares for approximately $300 million - Subsequent to the close of the quarter, the Company announced its acquisition of Stroz Friedberg, strengthening Aon Risk Solutions' ability to serve clients as the global leader in cyber risk mitigation   Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016. Net income attributable to Aon shareholders was $307 million, or $1.14 per share, compared to...
10/25/16 Aon Benfield launches Managed Care Services platform with the appointment of three key executives
Christina Mendez, Thomas Sass, and Tom Leonard to help drive new MCS initiative Aon Benfield , the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today announces the launch of its Managed Care Services (MCS) platform and three associated appointments to its U.S. Accident, Health and Life team. The managed care health market has become a strategic priority for Aon Benfield given the evolving risk relationships among various healthcare organizations and their growing need for innovative risk and capital solutions. MCS will focus on the evolving needs of the health market and provide new, integrated risk and capital programs through HMO Reinsurance, Provider Excess, Medical Excess and Employer Stop Loss programs, including Carve-Out risk solutions, Specialty Excess, and capital-motivated solutions. Bob Black , Executive Managing Director, said: " Aon Benfield is uniquely positioned for the managed care market through its ability to provide a holistic approach...
10/24/16 US homeowners premium set to surpass $90bn for the first time, according to annual Aon study
Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today launches its annual Homeowners ROE Outlook report, which forecasts continued growth in direct U.S. homeowners insurance premiums for 2016 despite a decreasing return on equity for insurers. The report reveals that U.S. homeowners premiums increased from USD74 billion in 2011 to USD89 billion in 2015, and will rise to a projected USD91 billion for 2016 given prospective rate activity. The study shows that homeowners insurers secured an average rate increase of 2.0 percent during the 18 months to August 2016, with rate decreases experienced in the states of Florida, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama, and Alaska. The prospective after-tax return-on-equity (ROE) for U.S. homeowners business was shown to be 6.7 percent on a countrywide average (2015: 8.6 percent), and 10.9 percent excluding the state of Florida (2015: 12.6 percent). ROEs are expected to exceed 10 percent in 34 US states –...
10/24/16 James Trainor, top FBI cyber expert, joins Aon's Cyber Solutions Group
As the frequency and severity of cyber risks continue to increase, Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), continues to bolster its industry-leading team of experts to address complex client needs in today's dynamic business world. Today the firm announced the appointment of James C. Trainor as senior vice president in its Cyber Solutions Group . Trainor joins Aon after a distinguished career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation , where he most recently led the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters. Trainor leaves the FBI as its highest-ranking cyber expert. During his 20-year career with the FBI, he played a critical role in devising strategies to combat ransomware and additional emerging forms of cybercrime, spearheaded major high-profile investigations, and managed numerous incidents at the nexus of cybercrime and national security. In his new role, Trainor will help shape Aon's overall cyber strategy on behalf of clients, working closely with...
10/18/16 Student Loans Hurting Workers' Ability to Save for Retirement
Aon research finds workers with student loans have shakier financial health While student loans can be a drain on short-term finances, a new survey from Aon Hewitt , the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), reveals that workers with student loans can also potentially feel the strain into their retirement years. The Aon Hewitt Financial Mindset® Study, which surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. workers, found that 28 percent of respondents currently have an outstanding student loan, and it's not just younger workers. Nearly half of Millennial workers (44 percent), 26 percent of Generation X and 13 percent of Baby Boomers have student loans, and roughly half are paying at least $3,000 per year. Aon Hewitt's data show student loans can have a long-term impact on workers' financial future. Workers with student loans are participating in employer-provided retirement plans at a lower rate than those without loans (71 percent compared to 77 percent). Even...
10/17/16 Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resources consulting and outsourcing , announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share on outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares. The dividend is payable November 15, 2016 to shareholders of record on November 1, 2016 . About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management , insurance brokerage and
reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more
than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower results for clients, please visit: http://aon.mediaroom.com . Follow Aon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aon_plc Sign up for News Alerts: http://aon.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=58 Investor Contact: Scott Malchow
Senior Vice...
10/11/16 Funded Status Deficit for U.S. Pension Plans Decreased by $10 Billion in Q3
Aon Hewitt expects increase in de-risking actions in fourth quarter of 2016 as U.S. pension plan sponsors face uncertainty LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (October 11, 2016) – The funded status deficit for U.S. pension plans decreased by $10 billion during the third quarter of 2016 to $491.9 billion. According to Aon Hewitt , the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the change was driven by asset gains of $25 billion offset by a liability increase of $15 billion. Compared to the first two quarters of 2016, the third quarter is the only to show an improvement in funded status for the year. Data from the Aon Hewitt Pension Risk Tracker, which evaluates daily funded status for S&P 500 companies with defined benefit pension plans, reveal the aggregate funded ratio increased from 76.8 percent to 77.4 percent in the third quarter. “Between the elections, anticipated interest rate increases and continued debate around mortality tables, U.S. pension plan...
10/11/16 Replacement coverage for U.S. organizations with flood-related claims
Hurricane Matthew reminds organizations of the benefits of being prepared for the unpredictable CHICAGO (Oct. 11, 2016) – Following the massive flooding in parts of eastern North Carolina and the Atlantic coast, Aon reminds risk managers of Flood Secure, an insurance facility providing replacement coverage to U.S. organizations that have impaired aggregated flood limits on their property policy. Flood coverage is one of the few aggregated limits found on most property policies. Following Hurricane Matthew, and to mitigate the risk of additional floods going uninsured, Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), created an industry-leading flood limit reinstatement facility for its clients.  With Aon Flood Secure, replacement coverage can be provided to organizations with impaired aggregated flood limits. Aon Flood Secure offers pro-rata pricing for reinstated limits and terms of less than 12 months. It is designed to replace eroded or exhausted...
10/11/16 Aon announces agreement to acquire risk management firm, creating a comprehensive cyber risk management advisory group
Stroz Friedberg bolsters integrated approach to cyber risk, expands world-class leadership team As the complexity and severity of cyber risk continues to expand, threatening organizations across all industries, Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of Stroz Friedberg Inc., a leading global risk management firm based in New York City , with offices across the U.S. and in London , Zurich , Dubai and Hong Kong . Financial terms were not disclosed and the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. The combination of Aon and Stroz Friedberg will extend Aon's industry-leading position in cyber risk brokerage and creates a comprehensive Cyber Risk Management Advisory Group with distinct client value, including standards-based cyber assessments and industry-leading risk transfer solutions. Integrating Stroz Friedberg's cyber security governance and advisory services,...
10/07/16 Aon Announces Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call
LONDON , Oct. 7, 2016 / PRNewswire / - Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , plans to announce third quarter 2016 results on Friday, October 28 th , 2016 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 28 th , 2016. 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 a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues...
10/06/16 September tropical cyclones cost global economy more than $4bn, according to Aon catastrophe report
Hermine becomes first hurricane to make US landfall since Hurricane Wilma in 2005 Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during September 2016 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that Hurricane Hermine became the first hurricane to make US landfall in more than a decade, when it came ashore as a Category 1 strength storm near St. Marks, Florida, bringing torrential rain and storm surge flooding to coastal sections of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. The storm claimed at least three lives as flooding and high winds caused widespread damage and hundreds of thousands of power outages in Florida , Georgia , and the Carolinas, with additional disruption and minor damage was reported into New York and New Jersey . Total...
09/28/16 Amid evolving cyber risks, Aon introduces first-of-its-kind enterprise-wide cyber solution for all industries
Expanded approach offers integrated single form to address rapidly emerging needs of organisations As cyber risk continues to evolve beyond threats to personally identifiable information, Aon Risk Solutions , the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today introduced Aon Cyber Enterprise Solution™, a first-of-its-kind property/casualty and Internet of Things insurance policy that offers comprehensive and integrated enterprise-wide coverage against cyber risk. Organisations are increasingly dependent upon technology and information assets to increase efficiency and revenue. As a result, the risk characteristics of the organisation continue to evolve to include new risks, such as system failures, third-party attacks, internal mistakes and malfeasance. "Technology-enabled business models are core to organisations in all industry segments," said John Bruno , Aon's chief information officer and executive vice president of enterprise innovation. "Aon is committed to...
09/12/16 Autonomous vehicles may reduce US motor premiums by more than 40 percent by 2050, according to Aon GIMO report
New driving technology could also cause major volatility in property-casualty insurance Aon Benfield , the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), has launched its annual Global Insurance Market Opportunities (GIMO) report, which examines the key areas of potential growth and disruption for insurers. The report, Riding the Innovation Wave, reveals that if autonomous vehicle technology is adopted at even a moderate pace, US motor pure premiums could decrease by 20 percent by the year 2035 compared to their 2015 levels – and potentially by more than 40 percent by the time that autonomous vehicles reach full adoption in 2050. With the first commercially available technology expected to hit the road in 2018, the forecast assumes an 81 percent reduction in claims frequency, and an increase in claims severity due to sensor costs and an increased cost of handling product liability claims. Personal motor accounts for 47 percent of global insurance premium –...
09/12/16 Reinsurance demand increasing as growth opportunities emerge, according to Aon outlook report
New study highlights key opportunities for re/insurance capital across diverse sectors Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), has released the September 2016 edition of its Reinsurance Market Outlook report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the key variables affecting reinsurance buyers in the approach to the January 1 reinsurance renewals. The report reveals that reinsurance demand has increased over the past 18 months, with the cession ratio across the global property and casualty insurance industry registering a small rise for the first time in several years, and the trend expected to continue for the remainder of 2016. Eric Andersen , CEO of Aon Benfield , said: "The catalysts for this increased demand for property and casualty reinsurance include factors such as the emergence of poor underwriting results in certain casualty classes, out-sized losses from regional exposures, and the introduction of the Solvency II...
09/09/16 Louisiana floods to cost US economy more than $10bn, according to Aon catastrophe report
Report reveals that more than 80 percent of affected homeowners had no flood insurance Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during August 2016 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). The report reveals that days of extreme rainfall across parts of the United States Gulf Coast and Midwest caused catastrophic flood damage in several communities during the month, killing at least 13 people. Total economic losses were forecast at USD10-15 billion , while public and private insured losses were expected to be in the low-digit single billions (USD), due to the regionally low participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which has resulted in more than 80 percent of damaged homes not having flood insurance. Meanwhile, a...
08/25/16 More than Half of Workers Are Open to Leaving Their Current Employers
Aon Hewitt survey finds employers need to offer top-notch benefits and unique workplace experiences to retain top talent As the economy continues to improve, so do the chances of your employees looking for new job opportunities in 2016. A new survey from Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), finds 52 percent of employees are open to leaving their current employers for new opportunities. Of these employees, 44 percent are actively looking for new roles. "Encouraged by low unemployment rates and frustrated with lackluster wage increases, many U.S. workers are looking for new and better jobs," said Ray Baumruk, employee research leader at Aon Hewitt. "In many cases, employees are being selective about the kinds of companies they work for—favoring those that offer exceptional experiences and benefits that align with their personal values." Aon Hewitt's Workforce Mindset study, which surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. employees, set out...
08/04/16 Worst flooding since 1998 leaves $33bn economic toll in China, according to Aon catastrophe report
Only 2% of China damage covered by insurance compared to nearly 70% for US storms Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during July 2016 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that much of China endured substantial seasonal "Mei-Yu" rainfall that led to a dramatic worsening of flooding along the Yangtze River Basin and in the country's northeast. Nearly 20 provincial regions were impacted by floods that have been ongoing in some areas since May. Data from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs indicated that a combined 764 people were left dead or missing, and more than 800,000 homes and other structures were damaged or destroyed. Considerable damage to the agricultural sector was also prevalent with an estimated 18...
07/29/16 Aon Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results
Second Quarter Key Metrics - Reported revenue decreased 1% to $2.8 billion with organic revenue growth of 3% - Operating margin increased 470 basis points to 14.6%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 30 basis points to 19.3% - EPS increased 63% to $1.01, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, increased 6% to $1.39 - For the first six months of 2016, cash flow from operations increased 32% to $764 million, and free cash flow increased 51% to $660 million Second Quarter Highlights - The Company closed its acquisition of Univers Workplace Solutions, adding a leading elective benefit enrollment and communication services firm to its health and benefits brokerage business, strengthening Aon Risk Solutions' ability to serve clients as one of the world's leading providers of comprehensive benefit solutions - Subsequent to the quarter close, Starbucks announced they have joined Aon's innovative active health exchange platform, enabling Starbucks' partners (employees) to...
07/20/16 Global economy weathered $98bn natural hazard loss in first half of 2016, according to Aon catastrophe report
Insurers liable for $30bn, or 30 percent, of the loss total Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches its Global Catastrophe Recap: First Half of 2016 report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide in the first six months of the year. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that for the first half of 2016 preliminary global economic losses reached USD98 billion and global insured losses USD30 billion – their highest levels since 2011, but still slightly below their 10-year averages of USD112 billion and USD31 billion respectively. However, the losses were slightly above the longer-term averages of USD84 billion and USD24 billion dating to 2000. The percentage of global economic losses covered by public and private insurers was 30 percent, slightly above the 10-year average of 28 percent due to the prevalence of U.S. losses...
07/15/16 Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend
Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share on outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares. The dividend is payable August 15, 2016 to shareholders of record on August 1, 2016 . About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management , insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 69,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower results for clients, please visit: http://aon.mediaroom.com . Follow Aon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aon_plc Sign up for News Alerts: http://aon.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=58 Investor Contact: Scott Malchow
Senior Vice President,...
07/08/16 Aon Announces Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , plans to announce second quarter 2016 results on Friday, July 29 th , 2016 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 29 th , 2016. 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 a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries...
06/30/16 Aon assists Freddie Mac to reach $5bn risk transfer milestone for U.S. mortgage credit business
Milestone reached after completion of record $788m re/insurance transactions Aon Risk Solutions and Aon Benfield , the global risk management businesses of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), have assisted U.S. mortgage guarantor Freddie Mac to reach an important issuance milestone in credit risk transfer. The USD5bn milestone comes with the inception of three new re/insurance policies under Freddie Mac's successful Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS®) program, representing the largest aggregate transaction to date. Together, these three policies provide up to a combined maximum limit of approximately USD788m of losses on single-family loans and transfer much of the remaining credit risk associated with three of the Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) debt issuances this year, STACR 2016-DNA2, STACR 2016-HQA2, and STACR 2016-DNA3. These transactions are transferring a significant portion of mortgage credit risk on approximately USD75bn of unpaid principal balance (UPB) on single-family...
06/28/16 Different Employee Engagement Outcomes for U.S. and Canadian Companies Amidst Continued Economic Growth Pressures
Despite low-to-moderate economic growth in both regions, new research from Aon Hewitt , the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), shows a contrast in the progress that companies in Canada and the U.S. have made to improve employee engagement levels. Aon Hewitt's Trends in Global Employee Engagement study represents the perspectives of more than four million employees around the world, including more than 1.7 million employees in North America. Overall, U.S. companies saw modest improvement in overall engagement scores—from 63 percent in 2014 to 64 percent in 2015. However, across the 15 different engagement dimensions measured in the report, 12 improved in the U.S., including four out of the five top engagement drivers: Employee value proposition (+5) Talent & staffing (+3) Enabling infrastructure (0) Career opportunities (+5) Performance management (+10) "With economic recovery and most cost cutting efforts behind them, U.S. companies are...
06/21/16 Under-Saved and Underprepared: Women Face Challenges Saving for Retirement
Aon research finds five out of six women are not saving enough for retirement Men and women are on equal footing when it comes to 401(k) plan participation, but research from Aon Hewitt , the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE:AON), shows that this equality doesn't hold true when evaluating overall retirement readiness. The data reveals 83 percent of U.S. women aren't saving enough to meet their needs in retirement, compared to 74 percent of men. Aon Hewitt projects women will need 11.5 times their final pay to meet their needs in retirement, compared to just 10.6 times pay for men. However, there is a gap of 3.3 times pay between what women need and what they're actually on track to have saved in order to retire at age 65. For men, the difference between needs and resources is just 2.0 times pay. This shortfall means women, on average, will need to work until age 69–one year longer than men– in order to meet 100 percent of their needs in...
05/18/16 Aon's earthquake data enhances World Bank's new risk reduction tool
Data traditionally used for the insurance industry can now benefit the development sector Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, has incorporated its latest earthquake data into the new tool, ThinkHazard! . Produced by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), housed under the World Bank , this tool supports disaster risk reduction and preparedness. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The online tool enables development specialists to determine the potential likelihood of eight natural hazards and what actions they should take to make their project resilient, from enhanced evacuation planning to promoting improved building codes. Impact Forecasting has collated earthquake hazard data for 31 countries, including coverage of the six countries identified as priorities by GFDRR, which triggered the collaboration. These comprise: Bosnia-Herzegovina , Kenya , Morocco , Serbia ,...
05/09/16 Global economy suffers worst April natural disaster losses for five years, according to Aon catastrophe report
Earthquakes, convective storms and flooding contributed to worldwide devastation Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during April 2016 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that two major earthquakes struck southern Japan during the month, causing massive devastation and killing at least 66 people, with more than 4,000 others injured. Total economic losses, including physical damage to residential and commercial structures, vehicles and infrastructure, and business interruption, were expected to exceed JPY1.12 trillion (USD10 billion). The General Insurance Association of Japan reported that nearly 70,000 non-life claims had been filed, as total insured losses were expected to breach JPY225 billion ( USD2.0...
04/29/16 Aon Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
First Quarter Key Metrics - Total revenue was $2.8 billion with organic revenue growth of 3% - Operating margin was 16.1%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 20 basis points to 18.5% - EPS was $1.15, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, decreased 1% to $1.35 - Cash flow from operations decreased 8% to $273 million, and free cash flow decreased 6% to $221 million First Quarter Highlights - Repurchased 7.7 million Class A Ordinary Shares for approximately $750 million - Subsequent to the close of the first quarter, Aon announced a 10% increase to its quarterly cash dividend Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today reported results for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Net income attributable to Aon shareholders was $315 million, or $1.15 per share, compared to $328 million, or $1.14 per share, for the prior year quarter.  Net income per share attributable to Aon shareholders, adjusted for certain items, decreased 1% to $1.35, compared to $1.37 in the prior year...
04/20/16 Catastrophe bond issuance set first quarter record of $2.2bn, according to Aon ILS study
Outstanding bonds hit market high of $25.0bn during the period Aon 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) sector, which analyses the ILS activity that took place during the first quarter of 2016. The report, Insurance-Linked Securities Q1 2016 Update, reveals that total catastrophe bond issuance for the period reached USD2.22bn across 10 transactions, representing a new Q1 record for the ILS sector and an increase of more than 30% on the previous record set in Q1 2015. Further ILS records were established when outstanding catastrophe bonds stood at USD25.0bn as the quarter came to a close on March 31, 2016 . Bonds covering U.S. named storm and earthquake dominated the market in Q1, as did, to a lesser extent, Japan typhoon. Additional placed perils included U.S. severe thunderstorm, winter storm, wildfire, volcanic eruption and meteorite...
04/15/16 Aon Announces 10% Increase to Annual Cash Dividend
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a 10% increase to its annual cash dividend paid quarterly on Aon's outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares. Consistent with the increase in the dividend, the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share on outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares, reflecting a 10% increase from $0.30 per share. The dividend is payable May 16, 2016 to shareholders of record on May 2, 2016. About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management , insurance brokerage and
reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more
than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower...
04/06/16 Aon Announces First Quarter 2016 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , plans to announce first quarter 2016 results on Friday, April 29 th , 2016 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, April 29 th , 2016. 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 a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries...
04/06/16 Spate of storms and flooding results in $3.5bn loss to U.S. economy, according to Aon catastrophe report
Insurers face $2.0bn bill following seven severe convective storm events across multiple states Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during March 2016 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that seven severe U.S. convective storm events impacted nearly every part of the country during the month, as more than 1,000 individual reports of tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds and hail were recorded by the Storm Prediction Center. The Insurance Council of Texas estimated insured losses for the state alone at above USD1.1 billion, following more than 125,000 home and auto claim filings over several weeks. Overall economic losses sustained to property, infrastructure and agriculture across the U.S. from the convective...
03/15/16 Severe U.S. storms lead to the greatest number of February tornadoes since 2008, according to Aon monthly catastrophe report
Strongest Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone on record leaves high financial toll for Fiji Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches its Global Catastrophe Recap, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that took place worldwide in February. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that the Southern Hemisphere registered its strongest tropical cyclones on record. Tropical Cyclone Winston had maximum sustained winds of 295 kph (185 mph) and made landfall on Fiji's largest and most populated island (Viti Levu), killing at least 44 people and damaging or destroying more than 24,000 homes. Total economic losses were estimated at FJD1.0 billion (USD470 million). This equals roughly 10 percent of Fiji's GDP. Insurers noted claims were expected to reach FJD100 million (USD47 million). Meanwhile in the Northern Hemisphere, severe convective storms in the...
02/09/16 January winter weather causes $4bn loss to global economy, according to Aon catastrophe report
U.S. faces potential $2bn economic loss from major winter storm Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during January 2016 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that a powerful winter storm brought prodigious snowfall, high winds, coastal flooding, freezing rain, ice, sleet, and severe thunderstorms to the Eastern United States during the second half of January, killing 58 people and injuring dozens of others. States of emergency were declared in 11 states and Washington, D.C. as the event was rated the fourth-largest winter storm in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic since the 1950s by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Total economic losses were tentatively estimated to exceed USD2.0 billion,...
02/08/16 Aon Hewitt Acquires Leading Provider of Employee Measurement Solutions
Acquisition of Modern Survey Enhances Aon Hewitt's Global Employee Survey and Talent Analytics Capabilities Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc , today announced it has acquired Modern Survey , an employee survey and talent analytics solutions provider that enables companies to more effectively understand their workforce and drive business performance by creating an aggregated, holistic view of the employee lifecycle— from the candidate experience, new employee onboarding to engagement and exit interviews. Aon Hewitt is a global leader in talent and employee engagement, managing more than 9 million records in employee engagement across more than 4,500 organizations in 164 countries. This transaction strengthens Aon Hewitt's suite of workforce analytics solutions, including business and human capital analytics, employee engagement, onboarding and exit surveys and 360-degree feedback.  It will enhance Aon Hewitt's technology, reporting and...
02/05/16 Aon Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Results
Fourth Quarter Key Metrics and Highlights - Total revenue was $3.3 billion with organic revenue growth of 5% - Operating margin increased 260 basis points to 21.8%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 110 basis points to 24.1% - EPS increased 34% to $2.09, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, increased 20% to $2.27 - Repurchased 4.2 million Class A Ordinary Shares for approximately $400 million Full Year Key Metrics and Highlights - Total revenue was $11.7 billion with organic revenue growth of 3% - Operating margin decreased 50 basis points to 15.8%, and operating margin, adjusted for certain items, increased 50 basis points to 20.0% - EPS increased 5% to $4.88, and EPS, adjusted for certain items, increased 8% to $6.18 - Cash flow from operations increased 11% to a record $2.0 billion, and free cash flow increased 10% to a record $1.7 billion - Repurchased 16 million Class A Ordinary Shares for approximately $1.6 billion   Aon plc (NYSE: AON) today...
01/21/16 Catastrophe bond momentum maintained amid growing corporate interest, according to Aon ILS study
Demand growth witnessed for parametric solutions among non-insurance entities Aon Securities , the investment banking division of global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor Aon Benfield , today launches its year-end 2015 update on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector. The report, Insurance-Linked Securities Year-End 2015 Update, reveals that total catastrophe bond issuance for calendar year 2015 reached USD6.9bn (2014: USD8.3bn), a period which included a record first quarter issuance of USD1.7bn. The annual issuance total comprised USD6.3bn of transactions relating to property catastrophe exposures (2014: USD8.0bn). The second half of 2015 saw the closing of 10 catastrophe bonds totaling USD2.2bn , four of which were based on parametric triggers – a feature which had been scarce in the market in recent years but which are currently proving attractive to non-insurance corporations, a key segment for potential growth in the ILS market. At year-end, total catastrophe...
01/19/16 Aon Declares Quarterly Dividend
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share on outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares. The dividend is payable February 16, 2016 to shareholders of record on February 1, 2016 . About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 69,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative risk and people solutions. For further information on our capabilities and to learn how we empower results for clients, please visit: http://aon.mediaroom.com. Follow Aon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aon_plc
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01/13/16 Global economy faced $123bn natural hazard impact in warmest year on record, according to Aon annual catastrophe report
Insurance payout for 2015 natural disasters was 31 percent below average Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches its Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report , which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that took place worldwide during 2015. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The report reveals that 300 separate global natural disasters occurred in 2015, compared to the 15-year average of 269 events, causing a combined total insured loss of USD35 billion – 31 percent below the 15-year average of USD51 billion, and the lowest annual insured loss total since 2009. The costliest event for insurers was a February winter storm that impacted much of the Eastern United States and resulted in public and private insurance payouts of more than USD2.1 billion. Global economic losses from natural catastrophes in 2015 stood at USD123 billion – 30 percent below the 15-year...
01/08/16 Aon Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
Aon plc (NYSE:AON), the leading global provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing , plans to announce fourth quarter and full year 2015 results on Friday, February 5 th , 2016 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 5 th , 2016. 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 a leading global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 69,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries...
01/06/16 Significant storm events in the U.S. and U.K. contribute to $4bn December insurance bill, according to Aon catastrophe report
Record flooding and violent tornadoes in the U.S.; worst floods for parts of the U.K. since 2007 Impact Forecasting , Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during December 2015 . Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). The study will be shortly followed by Impact Forecasting's Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe report – scheduled to be launched on January 13 – which will offer a comprehensive analysis of the natural disaster events of 2015, and whose preliminary data reveal that despite a higher than normal number of disasters, overall losses were below normal on both an economic and insured loss basis. The United States accounted for 60 percent of all global insured losses in 2015. The December catastrophe report reveals that a complex weather pattern...

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