SOURCE: North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

August 27, 2013 08:00 ET

North Carolina Mutual Partners With Aon Hewitt to Address Health Insurance Needs of African American Seniors

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2013) - North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company today announced it has partnered with Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), to provide the senior African American community with free support and access to a national network of quality Medicare insurance products through Aon Hewitt Navigators, Aon Hewitt's comprehensive retiree health care marketplace.

North Carolina Mutual has been a leader in serving the life and health insurance needs of the African American community since its founding in 1898 and currently has over 200,000 policyholders nationwide. Aon Hewitt Navigators offers access to more than 80 health insurance carriers and 3,300 different plans, plus personalized support to ensure participants choose the right plan to meet their individual needs. Through the partnership, North Carolina Mutual's clients will have access to state-of-the-art tools that help them quickly zero in on the best general type of plan for their health needs. Aon Hewitt Navigators also offers unlimited access to independent, licensed and certified insurance agents who specialize exclusively in Medicare insurance. Personal health advocates are also available year round to help seniors navigate any questions or concerns about their policy.

According to North Carolina Mutual's CEO, James Speed, "Rigorous customer data analysis revealed that many of our customers are making the decision about Medicare coverage now and we want to be able to provide them with the guidance and sensitivity our long standing relationship with them demands." Many of the North Carolina Mutual policyholders have remained with the company for generations. Speed added, "We are now able to do more than provide life insurance advice; we can recommend a trusted partner to provide a comprehensive solution to the health care needs of senior adults and those with special needs."

"The process of selecting the right Medicare insurance plan can be challenging for many seniors," said Matt Mann, general manager of Aon Hewitt Navigators. "Since 2010, Aon Hewitt Navigators has helped more than 250,000 seniors better understand Medicare and enroll in the right Medicare insurance to meet their individual needs. We are proud to partner with North Carolina Mutual to help ensure that seniors in the African American community find a plan that will protect them at an affordable price." 

About North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, the nation's oldest and largest insurance company with roots in the African American community, offers a wide variety of life insurance products through group plans for both large and small organizations and through individual policies. For more information, please visit

About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt is the global leader in human resource solutions. The company partners with organizations to solve their most complex benefits, talent and related financial challenges, and improve business performance. Aon Hewitt designs, implements, communicates and administers a wide range of human capital, retirement, investment management, health care, compensation and talent management strategies. With more than 29,000 professionals in 90 countries, Aon Hewitt makes the world a better place to work for clients and their employees. 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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