Aon Hewitt Expands Suite of Health Solutions to Support Individuals Enrolling in State and Federal Health Plan Programs

Aon Hewitt Expands Suite of Health Solutions to Support Individuals Enrolling
                  in State and Federal Health Plan Programs

New Solution Provides Education and Decision Support Tools and Offers
Enrollment Services through Online Marketplace eHealth

PR Newswire

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 20, 2013

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aon Hewitt, the global
talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today
announced the launch of an interactive and educational website that helps
individuals learn about the various public health programs available to them,
including state and federal marketplaces (commonly referred to as public
health exchanges), Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program
(CHIP). The solution, Your Coverage Resources™, expands Aon Hewitt's current
portfolio of health solutions designed to help employers implement new and
sustainable benefit strategies that meet the individual needs of employees,
retirees and their families.


It is estimated that nearly 30 million U.S. residents who currently lack
health insurance will gain coverage under the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act, including 12 million Americans who will now qualify for
the expansion of Medicaid. In addition, due to the availability of federal
subsidies, many employers may choose to transition a portion of their employee
population to state and federal exchanges. Your Coverage Resources can help
these individuals understand their options, model program
eligibility—including whether they may qualify for a premium tax credit (or
subsidy) in a state exchange—and in some cases, enroll in a health plan. Aon
Hewitt's solution also offers call center support and advocacy services that
assist consumers with billing disputes and handling claims.

To help individuals enroll in health insurance plans through the public
exchanges or the individual retail health insurance market, Aon Hewitt is
partnering with eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), the nation's leading online
marketplace for individual and family health insurance. eHealth's
consumer-friendly online shopping experience enables individuals to research,
analyze, compare and purchase from a broad selection of health plans online.
In some states, this may include qualified health plans available through
state and federal health insurance exchanges. To date, eHealth has enrolled
more than 3 million people in health insurance coverage.

Through Your Coverage Resources, any Medicare-eligible employees will have
access to Aon Hewitt Navigators, one of the industry's most comprehensive
Medicare health exchange solutions. Aon Hewitt Navigators offers individuals
the ability to shop for coverage across over 80 leading insurance companies
nationwide. As part of this service, Medicare-eligible employees also have
access to dedicated benefit advisors who provide objective advice to help find
the right plan for them. To date, we have helped more than 240,000 people
successfully transition to the individual market by providing objective and
personalized guidance in finding the right plan for them.

"Enrolling in health benefits can be overwhelming for many individuals, and
the introduction of new public health plan options this year, including state
and federal health care exchanges, adds a whole new layer of complexity," said
Karen Frost, vice president of Health Solutions & Strategies for Aon Hewitt.
"Employees are likely to have a lot of questions about the different programs
available and for the most part, employers are not equipped or staffed to
address employee questions about these programs and the nuances behind the
various rules and requirements. Your Coverage Resources is a user-friendly
portal that consolidates information about the various individual and public
plan options into one site so that consumers can make the best decisions for
them and their families."

Aon Hewitt's Your Coverage Resources is the latest in the firm's suite of
health solutions that enable employers to determine the best overall strategy,
subsidy approach and health promotion programs to drive greater choice,
affordability and wellness. These solutions include traditional consulting and
administration services and a suite of exchange solutions for both active
employees and retirees. During the 2013 annual enrollment period last fall,
more than 100,000 U.S. employees successfully enrolled in health benefits
through Aon Hewitt's Corporate Health Exchange, the only fully insured,
multi-carrier corporate health exchange available to large national employers

Click here for more information on Aon Hewitt's Your Coverage Resources

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About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt empowers organizations and individuals to secure a better future
through innovative talent, retirement and health solutions. We advise, design
and execute a wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent
to drive organizational and personal performance and growth, navigate
retirement risk while providing new levels of financial security, and redefine
health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness. Aon Hewitt is
the global leader in human resource solutions, with over 30,000 professionals
in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients worldwide. For more
information on Aon Hewitt, please visit

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 65,000 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 for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt
sponsorship with Manchester United.

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