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September 22, 2010 09:19 ET

Analyst Research on Aon and Marsh & McLennan Companies - Insurance Brokers Benefit From Reform Confusion

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the insurance brokers industry and has completed analytical research on Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) and Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (NYSE: MMC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Insurance brokers could be among the beneficiaries to the recently passed health care reform legislation. The legislation, while primarily aimed at extending coverage and maintaining affordability has not stopped the cost of health care from increasing. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the insurance brokers industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Aon Corporation and Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Currently, it is estimated the health care costs will rise 10% over the next 12 months. The rising costs of covering employees is driving businesses to rapidly adapt to the new regulations with their current insurance provider or simply find a new provider. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the insurance brokers industry.

It was initially feared that the increased regulation of insurance would hurt the middleman, the insurance broker, but the new legislation is having almost the opposite effect. As employees, insurers and insurees adjust to the complicated new system, the role of the broker has become more important. Essentially, efforts to simplify the process have only complicated it more providing the middleman with an even more important role. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.
Factor in a down economy and an increased interest in spending less on coverage, it's no wonder brokers could be among those positioned to benefit. While the complete effects of healthcare reform remain to be seen, making sense of it has been good business for insurance brokers. 

Looking back at results for the second quarter, most players in the space had performed well. Aon Corporation for instance delivered net income of $153 million higher than the year before on revenue of $1.9 billion. Whilst the results were mainly driven by acquisitions and foreign currency translation, the company also saw positive surge in its risk and insurance brokerage services and consulting which were up 1% and 6% respectively for the quarter. Investors looking for free research on Aon Corporation are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

Insurance broker and consultant firm, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. was also amongst those posting profits for the second quarter 2010. The company reported net income of $236 million reversing a loss of $193 million a year ago for the same quarter. Investors looking for complimentary research on Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report. 

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