Aon plc News

Aon Announces New $5 Billion Share Repurchase Program

Aon plc announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new $5 billion share repurchase program, which is in addition to its existing share repurchase program previously authorized in April 2012. Approximately $1.1 billion of remains from that authorization, …

K&K Offers Program for Firefighter Accidental Death and Disability

K&K Insurance Group Inc., a subsidiary of Aon plc, has a new program offering accidental death and disability (AD&D) coverage for firefighters. The program provides a variety of options including: Policies written for the entire state or on a per …

Impact Forecasting: Costs of Tropical Cyclones Up for Non-U.S. Exposures

Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, released the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which reviews the natural disaster perils that occurred worldwide during October 2014. During the month, Cyclone Hudhud …

Aon Hewitt’s CIO Named on Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders’ List

Aon plc, the provider of risk management and human resource consulting and outsourcing, announced that Matthew Heckler, chief information officer for Aon Hewitt, was named to IDG’s Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders’ list for 2015. The list spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business …

Aon Benfield Buys Safe Brokers to Enhance Presence in Greece, Cyprus

Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of Aon plc, has acquired Safe Brokers to strengthen its investment in the Greek and Cypriot markets. Safe Brokers is an independent reinsurance broker with facultative and treaty premium of approximately EUR15 …

Aon, in Partnership with Hiscox, Offers Ebola Liability Cover

Aon has launched an Ebola response product available to all health care institutions and features worldwide coverage on cases brought in the U.S. Negotiated in partnership with Hiscox, the product – called the Ebola liability insurance wrap – covers scenarios …

Some Insurers Exclude Ebola; Others Offer New Products

As fear of Ebola infections spreads to developed economies, U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions. As a result, new policies and …

Andy Weitz Joins Aon as SVP of Global Marketing & Communications

Aon plc announced that Andy Weitz, 37, will become senior vice president of global marketing and communications on October 1st. Weitz was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. region for Hill + Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory …

Aon’s Evans Joins Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Co., the largest bank on the U.S. West Coast, hired Alejandra Evans as senior vice president for risk management and  international business at its insurance operation. Evans joins from Aon Plc, where she was managing director in …

Aon Welcomes UK Government’s Launch of ‘Trailblazer’ for Insurance Apprentices

Aon plc has issued the following statements regarding the UK government’s announcement of the Trailblazer insurance apprentice program. Dominic Christian, CEO of Aon UK Limited, said: “We are proud to have been instrumental in the development of the new apprenticeship …