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Acquisitions, better economy drive revenue growth at large brokers

By: Matthew Lerner

Published March 29, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The largest publicly traded insurance brokers posted modest organic growth in 2014 as a slowly improving U.S. economy helped offset ongoing soft insurance rates amid an active year for mergers and acquisitions.

JLT Specialty launches environmental team

By: Shelby Livingston

Published March 27, 2015 - 1:54pm CST

JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc., a unit of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C., has launched an environmental team with several former Aon Risk Solutions executives.

Aon Affinity launches D&O products for nonprofit groups

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 10, 2015 - 3:47pm CST

Affinity Insurance Services Inc., the consumer, association and program business of Aon P.L.C., on Tuesday launched a directors and officers liability insurance that extends coverage to several types of nonprofit organizations.

Excess capacity driving industry consolidations

By: Judy Greenwald

Published February 06, 2015 - 2:25pm CST

NEW YORK — Excess capacity across the insurance industry could lead to more industry consolidation, but there may be difficult times ahead, industry executives said.

Aon revenue up on organic growth

By: Stephanie Goldberg

Published February 06, 2015 - 10:13am CST

Aon posted revenue of $3.30 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 2.8% increase over the same period a year earlier, the broker reported Friday.

Health care workers' comp claims steady in 2014 despite safety programs

By: Sheena Harrison

Published January 13, 2015 - 2:55pm CST

Workers comp claim frequency for health care workers declined by about 1% in 2014, but claim severity among medical workers increased 2% as health systems say they struggle with safety procedures to reduce worker injuries.

Former Aon exec to head Lockton's U.S. property insurance practice

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 06, 2015 - 11:24am CST

Lockton Cos. L.L.C. has hired former Aon P.L.C. executive Michael Andler as executive vice president and head of its U.S. property insurance practice.

JLT Specialty Insurance Services adds to energy risk team

By: Judy Greenwald

Published January 05, 2015 - 1:24pm CST

Former energy specialists at Aon P.L.C., Marsh L.L.C. and Lockton Cos. L.L.C. are joining JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.’s energy risk team in Houston, the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. unit said Monday.

Directors and officers liability second-quarter premiums down 4.4% over 2013

By: Judy Greenwald

Published November 13, 2014 - 10:55am CST

With decreases in excess layers continuing to drive down overall rates, companies' directors and officers liability insurance premiums for this year's second quarter decreased 4.4% vs. the same period a year ago, Aon Risk Solutions said in its latest D&O index report.

Aon tool sorts construction risk profiles for variety of jurisdictions

By: Shelby Livingston

Published November 11, 2014 - 1:11pm CST

The construction services group at Aon Risk Solutions has launched a web-based tool to help clients manage the risks posed by working in multiple locations.

Building owners, contractors should be in agreement when buying insurance

By: Bill Kenealy

Published November 11, 2014 - 10:02am CST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — An emphasis on consensus-building between building owners and general contractors is essential when securing builders risk coverage.

UP CLOSE: Mark Church

Published November 09, 2014 - 6:00am CST


GALLERY: South Region 40 Under 40 Broker Awards

Published November 07, 2014 - 3:28pm CST

View photos from Business Insurance's 2014 40 Under 40 Broker Awards reception recognizing this year's South region honorees.

Cyclone Hudhud caused $650M of insured losses in India

By: Bill Kenealy

Published November 05, 2014 - 2:06pm CST

A report released Wednesday by Aon P.L.C.'s Aon Benfield Group Ltd.'s Impact Forecasting finds that Cyclone Hudhud caused insured losses of $650 million in India.

Aon reports third-quarter revenue of $2.88B

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published October 31, 2014 - 10:06am CST

Aon P.L.C. on Friday reported revenue of $2.88 billion for the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 3.2% over the same period a year earlier.

Insurance broker Aon launches Ebola liability cover

Published October 28, 2014 - 2:25pm CST

(Reuters) — U.S. insurance broker Aon has launched Ebola liability cover for hospitals and other health care institutions, the company said on Tuesday.

Greg Case makes Harvard Business Review list of top CEOs

Published October 16, 2014 - 9:29am CST

Aon P.L.C. President and CEO Gregory Case has been named one of the 100 best-performing CEOs in the world by the Harvard Business Review.

JLT hires Aon exec Sarah Stephens to head cyber business

By: Sarah Veysey

Published October 14, 2014 - 9:09am CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. has appointed Sarah Stephens as head of cyber, technology and media errors and omissions in its speciality financial lines group.

Aon sales exec staying put at firm instead of jumping to rival

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 30, 2014 - 3:32pm CST

John L. Peterson now plans to remain at Aon Risk Solutions as part of its senior leadership team, the broker announced.

Andy Weitz joins Aon as marketing executive

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 30, 2014 - 9:57am CST

Andy Weitz will assume the new position of senior vice president of global marketing and communications of Aon P.L.C. effective Wednesday, Aon announced Tuesday.

Aon Hewitt said users of private health exchange saw lower costs in 2014

By: Matt Dunning

Published September 18, 2014 - 1:59pm CST

Employers and individuals participating in Aon Hewitt’s private health insurance exchange saw reductions in their health care costs for the 2014 plan year, the benefits consultant said Thursday.

Business Insurance looks at past 30 tumultuous years of surplus lines market

By: Douglas McLeod

Published September 14, 2014 - 6:00am CST

The surplus lines business has seen plenty of upheaval during the 30 years since Business Insurance began ranking the market.

Jim Pierce joins Jardine Lloyd Thompson's U.S. specialty group from Marsh

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 10, 2014 - 2:11pm CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. on Wednesday said it has appointed Jim Pierce as chairman of its new U.S. specialty business, JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

Aon Risk Solutions fills U.S. financial management positions

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published September 09, 2014 - 2:31pm CST

Aon P.L.C.'s Aon Risk Solutions operation announced a series of changes to the management of its U.S. financial services group management team on Monday.

Aon execs to join Jardine Lloyd Thompson U.S. specialty division

By: Judy Greenwald

Published September 04, 2014 - 2:59pm CST

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. on Thursday said it has hired five former Aon P.L.C. executives to its new U.S. specialty business and plans to hire two more.

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